Tyson Fury said he was going to come to America and beat Deontay Wilder before it got to the judges — and he did.
Fury boxed a picture-perfect fight in Las Vegas tonight, dropping Wilder twice and clearly having the champion rocked time after time.
In the end, the referee stepped in in round seven to wave the contest off just as Wilder’s corner threw in the towel, bringing an end to proceedings. As such, Fury became the WBC champion and The Ring Magazine champion.
After the fight, Wilder acknowledged the corner stoppage, and said he’d rather they had allowed Fury to put him down. For Fury, he spent his post-fight moment paying tribute to Wilder, and then — of course — sang American Pie.
“A big shout out to Deontay Wilder. He came here tonight and he manned up and he really did show the heart of a champion,” Fury said. “I hit him with a clean right that dropped him and he got back up. He is a warrior. He will be back. He will be champion again.
“But I will say, the king has returned to the top of the throne!”
— ZombieProphet (@GIFsZP) February 23, 2020