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Fury vs Wilder 3 results and highlights: Tyson Fury stops Deontay Wilder in brutal heavyweight championship brawl

It was an unbelievable battle from Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder in their third meeting.

Tyson Fury is still undefeated after a classic with Deontay Wilder
Tyson Fury is still undefeated after a classic with Deontay Wilder
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Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder left nothing to chance tonight, with both heavyweight stars hitting the canvas repeatedly in an instant classic heavyweight championship fight in Las Vegas, with Fury stopping Wilder at 1:10 of the 11th round to retain his WBC heavyweight title.

Fury (31-0-1, 22 KO) had to deal with a fast start from Wilder (42-2-1, 41 KO), who came out far more aggressively this time than he had in their previous bouts, looking to establish a hard jab and do some damage to the body.

But Fury did seem to figure that out by late in the first round, at least enough to settle in and land some good shots, which he did again in the second before dropping Wilder hard in round three.

Though it looked like Wilder was out of it, he roared back into the fight with a pair of fourth round knockdowns, sending T-Mobile Arena and everyone watching around the world into a craze.

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Again, though, it was Fury’s better, more complete arsenal that took over the fight, and he started doing consistent damage on Wilder, hurting him repeatedly, to the point it was unreal that Wilder was still standing through it all.

Wilder did drop again in round 10, and was finished off less than halfway into the 11th, put down for a third and final time, with referee Russell Mora stopping the fight there.

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It was a truly unbelievable fight, a back-and-forth war at a level you just don’t see this type of fight at very often, and will go down as a true heavyweight classic. This is about as big as fights get, and also about as dramatic and thrilling as fights get.

“I’m made of pig iron and steel, baby,” Fury said after the fight. He gave Wilder credit for being the “second-best” heavyweight in the world, and said that while Wilder — who left the ring — didn’t want to return the respect, he did respect Deontay as a warrior, and no matter what else you think, Wilder absolutely showed a warrior’s heart and then some in this fight.

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