Tyson Fury recovers from double knockdown to KO Deontay Wilder and retain title in heavyweight epic in Las Vegas

Tyson Fury retained his WBC world heavyweight title by stopping Deontay Wilder in a pulsating battle in Las Vegas, with the Brit recovering from a double knockdown before exerting his dominance and knocking out Wilder in round 11.

In a back-and-forth battle to cap one of the most intriguing rivalries in modern heavyweight history, Fury put his rival down in round three but was sent to the canvas himself twice in round four as the fight ebbed and flowed in front an enthralled crowd of more than 15,000 fans at the T-Mobile Arena.  

Described by Fury as ‘an atomic bomb’ before the bout, Wilder showcased his threat and particularly early on it seemed the American could well snatch back the belt he had lost to Fury in their last meeting in February of 2020.

But without showing the glittering brilliance he did during that fight, Fury still boxed smart for most of the evening, absorbing the damage from his heavy-hitting rival and grinding down Wilder before turning the tide irreversibly in the latter rounds.

Fury again dropped Wilder to the canvas in round 10, and the inevitable arrived in the following round when The Gypsy King unleashed a crunching right hand to knock out his opponent.

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