Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury: Fury wins by TKO in round seven to win heavyweight title- As it happened

Tyson Fury was in command of the bout from the start and he clinched the WBC heavyweight title by knocking out Deontay Wilder in round seven. Highlights.

The new heavyweight champion of the world, Tyson Fury.   -  Getty Images

Hello and welcome to the highlights of the WBC heavyweight championship match between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Final result: Tyson Fury is crowned the new WBC World Heavyweight champion as he beats Deontay Wilder by TKO in round seven.

 

That's all we have for you today. Thank you so much for joining us. Until next time, it's goodbye. CIAO!

 

The Gypsy King entered the arena on a throne and leaves the ring with the title on his throne. It was a well-deserved victory against an off-colour Wilder.

The two boxers signed a trilogy contract, meaning that there will be a third fight. But it will be interesting to see whether they agree to stick to the contract. Only time will tell.

The writing was on the wall from the start, really! Wilder was outdone in all departments and Fury was bossing the bout from the start. The Gypsy King was exceptional in timing his punches and attack. He was quick to swerve and dodge Wilder's attack and once Wilder started bleeding in round four after being sent to the floor in round 3, it was only a matter of time before Fury closed out the fight.

 

Deontay's corner throws in the towel to concede the match, which makes Tyson Fury the world heavyweight champion.

 

Round 7: IT'S ALL OVER!

TYSON FURY HAS WON IT! THE GYPSY KING WINS BY A TKO IN ROUND 7 TO WIN THE WBC HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE! The re-match, after the first one was draw, has been dominated and comprehensively won by Fury.

Round 6:

Wilder is evidently not feeling himself tonight. Apart from the opening minute of the first round, he has looked second-best by a huge margin. He is bleeding and Fury, for sure, is nearing victory.  Credit where it's due, Fury has done well to swerve and dodge whatever Wilder has thrown at him. Another round that goes Fury's way.

Round 5:

Fury starts the next round very well, by landing a big right hand to leave Wilder in more pain. Wilder's movement has slowed down considerably and it's safe to say he looks exhausted! Fury corners Wilder and unleashes a flurry of punches. Wilder is down again and barely latches onto the ropes to pick himself up.

Round 4: Wilder is bleeding!

Wilder is sent to the floor once again and this time, very early in the round. Wilder misses yet another punch and has back to the ropes, literally. Fury shows no mercy and throws a brutal punch from the left and leaves Wilder bleeding from his left ear. How much longer is Wilder going to survive? As has been the story so far, advantage Fury.

Round 3: IS THE GYPSY KING NEARING VICTORY? WHAT A ROUND!

If one thought that Fury's weight gain might be added advantage, they could be spot on. Moreover, Wilder's slow movement inside the ring is only adding to his woes. After landing a left-right combo, Fury follows it up with a gigantic punch on the the temple of Wilder, who goes down.  Huge moment in this bout.  Wilder gets back up just in time to beat the count and once again, advantage Fury.

Round 2:

This time, Wilder starts on the offensive with a huge right hand that Fury deals with. Fury is quick to turn the tables as takes charge of the attack and forces Wilder to defend. Next, Wilder's counter-attack punch whizzes past Fury, who takes the evasive action in time. Wilder on the ropes!  The Gypsy King's right hand proves too much to handle for the Bronze Bomber. The bell rings and Fury, once again, looks in command.

ROUND 1: WE ARE FINALLY UNDERWAY!

Fury with a slender advantage at the end of the first round.  Wilder starts off aggressively with a flurry of quick jabs. Then, Wilder responds with a few body hits. He tries a combination next but no success as Fury dodges successfully. Ripping first round.

 

LET THE BOUT BEGIN!!! 12 rounds, for Wilder’s WBC heavyweight title.

Next up, is the defending champion and WBC heavyweight champion.  What a sight to see! He walks out in his traditional Bronze Bomber Mask and is sporting a black armour. He is accompanied by rapper D Smoke. WILD INDEED!

First up, it's Tyson Fury. The Gypsy King  is coming out on a throne! Talk about a grand entrance! The challenger walks out wearing a crown and a red robe.

The men of the moment, Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury are making their way out.  The national anthem have been sung and we are moment away from the beginning.

All that build-up, all those face-off, all those comments and it all boils down to this moment.

This means, that up next, we have the main event. The most-anticipated fight of 2020. It's time for Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury.

 

 

Results so far:

  • Sebastian Fundora wins by unanimous decision against Daniel Lewis. 97-93, 98-92 and 99-91 in favour of Fondura
  • Emanuel Navarrete beats Jeo Tupas Santisima by TKO in round 11.
  • Charles Martin beats Gerald Washington by TKO in round 6.

 

 

CHARLES MARTIN BEATS GERALD WASHINGTON. A heavy left-hand punch resulted in a TKO of Washington in round 6.

So far Charles 'bad boy' Martin has been landing some heavy punches on Gerald. The co-main event

Next up, Charles Martin takes on Gerald Washington in  12-round eliminator for the IBF heavyweight title.

^THIRD BOUT OF THE NIGHT IS UP NEXT^

 

The Mexican wins by TKO in the 11th round. It always looked like tilting in Emanuel's favour and he pulled the trigger in the 11th to defend his title for the sixth time. The corner of Santisima threw in the towel to concede the bout. Absolute scenes!

 

He has done it again! EMANUEL NAVARRETE SUCCESSFULLY DEFENDS HIS WBO SUPER BANTAMWEIGHT TITLE AS HE DEFEATS JEO TUPAS SANTISIMA!

The second bout between Emanuel Navarrete and Jeo Tupas Santisima is underway. Will Navarrete successfully defend his WBO super bantamweight title?

^SECOND BOUT OF THE NIGHT IS UP NEXT^

 

After 10 gruelling rounds,  Sebastian Fundora beats Daniel Lewis. A unanimous decision: 97-93, 98-92 and 99-91 all for Fundora. The battle seemed a lot closer than the scoreline suggests. The decision was met by boos from the crowd but it is what its.

^FIRST RESULT OF THE NIGHT IS HERE^

Fondura is currently the favourite to win the bout as Lewis continues to struggle.

The first bout of the night is underway between Sebastian Fundora vs Daniel Lewis.

 

Let's have a look at the order of play on the big night:

  • Sebastian Fundora vs Daniel Lewis, 10 rounds, super welterweights
  • Emanuel Navarrete vs Jeo Tupas Santisima, 12 rounds, for Navarrete’s WBO super bantamweight title
  • Charles Martin vs Gerald Washington, 12 rounds, IBF heavyweight title eliminator
  • Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury, rematch, 12 rounds, for Wilder’s WBC heavyweight title

 

The pay-per-view undercards are about to begin.

Expected attendance: 17,000

The two boxers share a massive 71 wins between them.

 

PREVIEW

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The world of boxing will come to a standstill this weekend when Deontay Wilder faces Tyson Fury in an eagerly anticipated rematch at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

It has been 14 months since two of boxing's most eccentric characters fought to a contentious draw for Wilder's WBC heavyweight world title.

Predictions have been rolling in from pundits, fans and fellow boxers alike prior to Saturday's blockbuster clash.

Here we take a look at how the biggest names in the sport see the bout panning out.

Former heavyweight champion George Foreman – I pick Tyson Fury on points

"It's going to be good for boxing. I love it. I pick Tyson Fury to win on points," he told bookies.com "Millions will watch it, and it'll probably be a controversial decision. That Deontay Wilder can punch. Oh, he can hit, and he can hit hard. I think they're going to tear the wall down there because that rematch will be seen by a lot of people."

Anthony Joshua, the IBF, WBA and WBO world champion – Tyson Fury has more to his arsenal

"He [Fury] has more to his arsenal so that's why I'm leaning to him. Fury can punch a bit," 'AJ' said to Sky Sports. "He's underestimated with his punching power which makes him dangerous. If you underestimate someone it makes them dangerous because you don't respect them until you get hit."

Wladimir Klitschko – I wish, believe it or not, Fury might make it

"Either Wilder is going to knock out Fury or Fury is going to win on points," Klitschko, dethroned as heavyweight champion by Fury in 2015, told The National. "Personally, I respect Wilder a lot – he was in my training camp, we spent rounds in the ring. As many knockouts as he has, you’ve probably no one else, in current times, any heavyweights, including me. I think, or I wish, that actually Fury, believe it or not, might make it."

Ex-world champion 'Iron' Mike Tyson – I'm rooting for Tyson Fury

Undefeated and reigning WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder will take on unbeaten challenger Tyson Fury in a rematch of their controversial split draw in 2018. This bout is considered as the biggest fight of 2020 in pro boxing.

READ | Tyson Fury confirms agreement for Deontay Wilder trilogy

'The Bronze Bomber' Wilder will defend his WBC title against the 'Gypsy King' Fury in this bout, while the vacant The Ring and lineal heavyweight championships are also up for grabs. The PPV fight card has three more bouts apart from the Fury vs Wilder 2 main event.

"I always root for him because he was named after me. That’s the natural thing to do, right? I'm biased towards him," the ex-heavyweight champ told BT Sport. "I don't care how hard you punch, it's hard to beat somebody who doesn't wanna quit."

Heavyweight contender Luis Ortiz – Deontay Wilder by knockout

"Tyson Fury and Wilder are two different fighters, but I don't think Wilder will respect him in the rematch, and I see the outcome by a knockout victory," Ortiz said after being floored by Wilder in their own rematch in November.

READ | Wilder claims to know 'Fury's' secrets ahead of rematch

Former heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield – At any one time Deontay Wilder can get you with one shot

"Now it's which guy is going to fight his fight like this. I think at any given time, Deontay can get you out with one shot," Holyfield told Fight Hub TV. "Tyson Fury, it's going to take him a lot of shots to get you out. He ain't gonna get you out with one. It's gonna take a lot of shots to get you out. So I think it’s going to be a little bit more difficult for him."

Three-time world champion Lennox Lewis – Right now, Deontay's looking good

"I think it's gonna be an unbelievable fight, the boxer against the puncher," Lewis told Boxing Social. No predictions. I would have to say, right now, Deontay's looking good."

Shelley Finkel, Wilder's manager – This time they will do the count correctly

"This time the count will be done correctly and you will see Deontay’s hand raised and they will announce he is still heavyweight champion, by knockout," Finkel said in quotes reported by Max Boxing.

Frank Warren, Fury's promoter – Tyson will have all the answers

"At the end of the day, Tyson got up twice from those knockdowns [in the first fight]," Warren told talkSPORT. "So he showed what he was made of and I just feel Tyson is a complete boxer. He can box, he can punch, he can be southpaw, he can be orthodox and he's a very smart guy. And I think he will have all the answers for him this time."

 

What is it?

It's the rematch between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury, following their first fight which took place on December 1, 2018.

When is the Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 2 fight?

The fight takes place on Saturday, February 22 (Sunday, February 23 according to IST).

Where is the Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury 2 fight taking place?

MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

What time is the Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 2 fight likely to start?

The PPV is expected to start at 9 pm ET on Saturday, which is around 7:30 am IST on Sunday. The Wilder vs Fury bout is the main event.

Which channel will telecast the Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury 2 fight in India?

There is no telecast in India and there are no official free live streaming sites. However, you can watch the bout on ESPN+ and Fox Sports apps.