From our Sports desk; Tyson Fury, the Gypsy King produced a boxing master-class performance to reclaim the World Heavyweight Champion as he pummeled Deontay Wilder to claim a seventh round stoppage in their eagerly anticipated blockbuster bout in Las Vegas on Saturday.
Fury dominated Wilder, dropping him twice and battered him from the first bell, flooring him in the third and fifth rounds.
Wilder long reign as World Boxing Council (WBC) champ came to an end as his corner threw in the towel to spare their man further punishment, he suffered nasty cuts to his lips and ears.
Fury is now a two-time heavyweight champion of the world, the Brit produced a stunning performance, and won the rematch by Technical Knockout (TKO) in the seventh round.
In response to Fury’s victory, Eddie Hearn said “I’ve already spoken to AJ and he wants to go into this fight next,” Matchroom supremo Hearn declared.
“We have to make this fight happen. We will never, ever get the chance for two Brits to fight for an undisputed heavyweight world championship.
“I promise you we will do everything we can to make this fight. It has to happen.”
Reacting to the fight, former British former Professional boxer David Haye said “I don’t know what it looked like to everyone at home, but watching it here, I witnessed greatness. That’s what that was.
“That kind of pressure is hard to negate.
“He’s coming out, he’s coming back in and look at Wilder; his legs are straight and that’s what happens when you don’t have quads to hold your weight a little lower, to ride the shots. But he’s never needed to do it because he punches so hard.
“His biggest downfall is his biggest weapon. His power has allowed him to go through boxing up until this level with no problems. He didn’t know that existed. He didn’t know that pain he felt there existed in boxing, and now he knows.
“Fury was so calculated in every department and as you can see, I’m pretty impressed [laughs].”
However, Wilder gave his remarks about the match, he said “I’m doing good. Things like this happen. The best man won tonight. He had a great performance and we will be back stronger.
“Even the greatest have lost and came back, that is just part of it. You just take it for what it is.
“I can make no excuses tonight. I had a lot of complications. But we’ll come back stronger next time around.
“This is what big-time boxing is all about, the best must fight the best. I appreciate all the fans that came out and supported the show, and I hope that everyone gets home safely.”
According to reports coming in, Wilder will not be attending his post-fight press conference as he has been taken to the hospital.
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