In the most grueling test of his unbeaten career, Tyson Fury rose from the canvas twice in a disastrous Round 4 to co-author one of the most thrilling heavyweight title bouts in boxing history.
In the third and final bout of their memorable trilogy, Fury shook off the early damage to drop Deontay Wilder twice before finishing him via violent knockout punch in Round 11 to defend his WBC and lineal titles inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Fury (31-0-1, 22 KOs), who led on all three scorecards (95-91, 94-92, 95-92) at the time of the stoppage, was forced to overcome an almost inhumane amount of resiliency shown by Wilder (42-2-1, 41 KOs) in the first fight for both since Fury’s TKO win in their 2020 rematch.
“Like the great John Wayne said, I’m made of pig, iron and steel, baby!” Fury said. “I took some big shots but my lord and savior helped me up and kept me going. It was a great fight tonight and it’s worthy of any trilogy in the history of the sport.”