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Fury vs Wilder 3 LIVE: Result, highlights and latest reaction as Tyson delivers knockout

Tyson Fury brilliantly retained his WBC crown over Deontay Wilder after rising from the canvas twice in an instant classic in Las Vegas

Michael Jones,Jack Rathborn
Sunday 10 October 2021 16:51
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Tyson Fury speaks after retaining his WBC heavyweight title

Tyson Fury got up from two fourth-round knockdowns and stopped Deontay Wilder in the 11th round Saturday night, retaining his WBC title in a thrilling conclusion to a superlative heavyweight trilogy.

Fury (31-0-1, 22 KOs) finished Wilder for the second straight time in their three bouts, but only after a wild back-and-forth evening featuring five combined knockdowns.

"It was a great fight," Fury said. "It was worthy of any trilogy in the history of the sport. He's a top fighter, and he gave me a real (test) tonight."

Wilder was knocked down in the third round and appeared to be on his way out, but he improbably rallied to knock down Fury twice in the final minutes of the fourth.

Wilder (42-2-1) absorbed enormous punishment and appeared to be physically drained for much of the bout, but the veteran champion showed his toughness while still throwing power shots on weary legs.

Fury knocked down Wilder again with a concussive right hand midway through the 10th, but Wilder stunned Fury in the final seconds of the round.

Fury finally finished it in the 11th, sending Wilder face-first to the canvas with a chopping right hand fired from high in the air. Fury climbed onto the ropes in weary celebration before a frenzied crowd of 15,820 at T-Mobile Arena on the south end of the Las Vegas Strip.

"Don't ever doubt me when the chips are down," Fury said. "I can always deliver."

Fury then broke into a rendition of "Walking in Memphis," in keeping with his post-fight tradition of serenading his crowds.

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Reaction from Tyson Fury

Tyson Fury praised Jesus Christ, gave a shout out to John Wayne and called Deontay Wilder the second best heavyweight in the world in his post fight interview saying:

“Like the great John Wayne said ‘I’m made of pig iron and steel baby.’ First of all I’d like to say thank you to my Lord and saviour Jesus Christ, in the name of Jesus I won this fight tonight. I give him the glory he gives me the victory.

“I was down a couple of times, I was hurt. Wilder is a strong puncher and he’s a tough man. I was hitting him with some tough shots.

“It was a great fight tonight, worthy of any trilogy in the history of our sport. I’m not going to make any excuses, Wilder is a tough fighter who gave me a real run for my money tonight. I always said ‘I’m the best in the world and he’s the second best.’”

Michael Jones10 October 2021 05:54
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Jack Rathborn10 October 2021 05:51
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Tyson Fury demolishes Deontay Wilder

Tyson Fury got up twice from the canvas to win that one. Deontay Wilder gave his all and more but still couldn’t stop Fury.

Another fight for the ages and a perfect trilogy capper. The man is unstoppable.

Michael Jones10 October 2021 05:46
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Fury vs Wilder 3: Fury beats Wilder with 11th round knockout

Tyson Fury is the winner!

A brutal, epic, slugfest between two champions ends in the 11th round. Deontay Wilder turned up tonight and gave his all.

Fury battered him for six rounds but Wilder would not give in. Both men hit the canvas in the early rounds but Fury responded magnificently.

Michael Jones10 October 2021 05:42
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Fury vs Wilder 3: Round Eleven

Fury is hunting for a knockout even though he should be well ahead on the cards. Fury pegs him on the chin again and Wilder uses the ropes to stay up.

He’s pinned and Fury leans into a mighty right hand and lands it cleanly. Wilder’s eyes roll to the back of his head and down he goes!

Fury gets his knockout!

Michael Jones10 October 2021 05:39
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Fury vs Wilder 3: Round Ten

Wilder walks into another fine left hook from Fury who looks for the knockout but still Wilder remains on his fight. It’s been a brilliant display of fortitude from the American.

That’s the one! Wilder misses with and right hook and Fury counters with a powerful hook of his own finally knocking Wilder down!

Wilder gets to his feet and keeps swinging but Fury belts him with an uppercut before Wilder again finishes strongly.

Michael Jones10 October 2021 05:36
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Fury vs Wilder 3: Round Nine

Fury is in control leading with the jab switchin between body and head, Wilder throws a decent right hand and clips Fury’s chin. It seems to have hurt the champion but he doesn’t go down.

Fury ups the tempo and pounds Wilder into the ropes but he clings on. Fury lays a few body shots on him before landing a left hook to the head.

Wilder gets a solid uppercut in and finishes the round on the front foot. What is this fight?!

Michael Jones10 October 2021 05:32
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Fury vs Wilder 3: Round Eight

One, two, three big punches from Fury hurt Wilder but the Bronze Bomber responds with a right of his own that bounces off Fury.

A jab to the face pegs Wilder on the back foot, and Fury whacks him again with two straight rights. Wilder drunkenly falls back but Fury doesn’t overcommit.

Wilder looks shot but he’s still fighting. There’s blood coming from his mouth.

Michael Jones10 October 2021 05:28
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Fury vs Wilder 3: Round Seven

A right hand to the head follows a body shot for Fury. He seems to be growing in confidence. Wilder keeps loading up that right hand but he’s lost his accuracy.

Fury lands a big right hook over the top and Wilder is swaying. He clings on and takes a couple of hits to the body. Wilder connects with a good jab.

Fury comes again and hits Wilder with a powerful right to the side of the head and has him rocking. He follows up with a combination but Wilder grabs hold and makes it to the bell.

Michael Jones10 October 2021 05:24
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Fury vs Wilder 3: Round Six

Fury looks the fresher of the fighters. He’s moving more fluidly. Wilder seems a little flat-footed. Fury continues to clinch and lean on Wilder. Both throw straight rights and connect.

Fury follows it up with a very good two-punch combo. Wilder is rocking a little bit and Fury forces him onto the ropes, he’s landing more punches now.

Wilder’s swinging wildly as the bell goes. He might be getting tired.

Michael Jones10 October 2021 05:20

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