The Gypsy King lived up to his alias as the King when he made good of his promise to knock out Deontay Wilder in their most anticipated rematch for the WBC heavyweight title; Wilder-Fury 2. It was a well-dominated fight by Fury from start to when Wilder’s corner had seen enough and threw in the towel in the 7th round to put an end to Wilder’s misery.
The Wilder-Fury 1 drew controversy when the 2018 heavyweight clash was adjudged to be draw, many believe Fury had outclassed and outpunched Wilder for the majority of that bout, however, Fury didn’t make his course easy when he hit the canvas, flat on his back and was seconds away from been counted out by the referee.
Since that draw, both Wilder and Fury had added 2 wins each to their records; Wilder going past each of Dominic Breazeale and Luiz Ortiz in KOs while Fury also had an impressive TKO victory over Tom Schwarz and a unanimous decision win over Otto Wallin, setting the stage for what has now gone down the history book as the bout of 2 undefeated heavyweights.
Having felt robbed of victory in the 1st bout, Tyson Fury had vowed to take the result of the rematch out of the judges’ hands by knocking out Wilder in the round 2.
“Im looking for the knockout. It’s clear i won’t get a decision in the United States”-Fury
Deontay Wilder is regarded as arguably the hardest hitter of the sport at present, laden with a powerful righthand knockout punch that had seen him won 98% of his bout by KOs, a powerful punch that almost turns the Wilder-Fury 1 on its head in the 12th round. He had also vowed to put an end to Fury’s ‘beltless’ reign;
“He has no belt except for the one that holds his pants up… That ‘Lineal’ stuff ends on Feb 22…”-Wilder
However, it was a night for Tyson ‘Gypsy King’ Fury as he got off his corner with a plum, with the intent of his purported 2nd round KO. It was an all-round calculated fight by Fury, giving Wilder no sniff of the deadly righthanded killer punches. No surprises when Fury had Wilder hit the canvass in the 3rd round with a powerful righthanded hook.
Fury was on top of his game and had Wilder hit the deck again in round 5 of the bout with another vicious left-handed body blow. By this time Wilder was barely holding onto his WBC Belt by the whisker.
However, the inevitable could not be avoided by Wilder as his corner couldn’t just stood by and let Fury continued to inflate more damage on Wilder and so conceded defeat in the 7th round as official called it a KO for Fury much to the delight of the cheering supporters at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas.
The formerly undefeated Deontay Wilder has now lost his unbeaten record in rather a brutal manner, he is now 42-1. On the other hand, the new WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has now improved his unbeaten record to 30-0.
Deontay Wilder has 30 days to exercise his right for another rematch clause inserted in the bout contract. A Wilder-Fury Trilogy? The world is waiting.