Tyson Fury put in likely the best performance of his career to date, demolishing Deontay Wilder and stopping his rival in the seventh round of tonight’s rematch, winning the WBC heavyweight title and, sure, keeping his lineal claim alive and well.
Fury (30-0-1, 21 KO) scored knockdowns in the third and fifth rounds, may have burst Wilder’s eardrum in the third, and just completely owned the ring, manhandling and dominating his opponent, who suffers, obviously, the first loss of his career and falls to 42-1-1 (41 KO) in defeat.
The 34-year-old Wilder just never got out of the gates in this one, as Fury did what he said he would do, coming right at Wilder and looking to take the fight to the fearsome puncher. Wilder’s right hand never much came into play at all, as Fury kept him on the back foot and Wilder was just not himself at all after the third round.
Here are some highlights from the fight: