Tyson Fury beats Deontay Wilder to retain the WBC heavyweight title – watch

Gypsy King Tyson Fury defeated Deontay Wilder with an 11th-round knockout to retain his WBC Heavyweight title at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday (local time).

Wilder was on the offensive early in Slugfest, using his jab to support Big Fury while trying to set up his powerful right hand.

Fury weathered an early storm and shot Wilder down in the third round, but the American responded in the fourth, sending the Briton twice over the head with shots to canvas.

But Fury continued to beat Wilder as the fight continued and ended the brutal case with a clean right hand to the side of his head.

The battered Wilder reportedly went to the hospital soon after the fight.

After the win, Fury tweeted: “Never doubt me, I always deliver when the chips are down.”

In another tweet, the 33-year-old said: “Thank you my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.”

With the win, Fury (31–0–1) now has two out of three meetings between the rivals, as the first fight ended in a draw and the second meeting was dominated by Fury.

“It was a great fight tonight, it was worthy of any trilogy in the history of the game.” Fury said.

“Deontay Wilder is a top fighter, he gave me a real run for my money. I always said I’m the best in the world and he’s the second best.”

Fury will now take on Ukraine’s Oleksandr Usyk, who holds another three titles, for a chance to become the first undisputed heavyweight champion since Lennox Lewis 21 years ago.

That fight, however, may have to wait, as Britain’s Anthony Joshua opened his clause earlier in the day for a rematch against Usik, who defeated him last month to pick up the WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO belts.

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