Tyson Fury showed once again why he is the Gypsy King.
Fury knocked out Deontay Wilder in the 11th round of their heavyweight fight at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nev. on Saturday night. The win was Fury’s second straight against Wilder in their trilogy and makes him 2-0-1 in their matchups.
Both men competed like warriors throughout the fight. Both men survived numerous knockdowns from each other until the 11th round.
Fury clocked Wilder in the head with a huge right hand, sending him down to canvas for good. The referee stopped the fight immediately, giving Fury the win. The Gypsy King retained his WBC title and is now 31-0-1.
Fury credited Wilder after the fight for being such a tough opponent. However, he had one complaint — he doesn’t think Wilder behaved sportsmanlike after the defeat.
“I’m a sportsman, I went over to [Deontay Wilder] show some love and respect,” Fury said in his postfight interview. “And he didn’t want to give it back. That’s his problem. I pray for him so god will soften his heart.”
I did my best, but it wasn’t good enough,’ Wilder said. “I’m not sure what happened. I know that [Fury] didn’t come in at 277 pounds to be a ballet dancer. He came to lean on me, try to rough me up, and he succeeded.”
What’s next for the two warriors? Fury has his sites set on becoming a unified world champion and for Wilder, it may be time to take some serious time off and regroup then come back. At the end of the day, this trilogy was great for boxing and will be remembered for sometime to come.