//Tyson Fury beats Deontay Wilder in rematch for WBC heavyweight title

Tyson Fury beats Deontay Wilder in rematch for WBC heavyweight title

Britain’s Tyson Fury defeated American boxer Deontay Wilder of Alabama on Saturday night time in Las Vegas to seize the WBC heavyweight title.

Fury, whose earlier fight with Wilder, in Los Angeles in 2018, led to a draw, knocked down Wilder within the third and fifth rounds — and dominated the bout till Wilder’s staff threw within the towel throughout the seventh spherical, in keeping with the Related Press.

“The king has returned to his throne!” Fury stated after the combat.

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Tyson Fury, of Britain, lands a right to Deontay Wilder during a WBC heavyweight championship boxing match Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, in Las Vegas. (Asssociated Press)

Tyson Fury, of Britain, lands a proper to Deontay Wilder throughout a WBC heavyweight championship boxing match Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, in Las Vegas. (Asssociated Press)

The nrematch was billed as one of many largest heavyweight title fights since Lennox Lewis defeated Mike Tyson almost 20 years in the past.

Referee Kenny Bayless ended the bout at 1:39 of the seventh spherical after it was clear Wilder was taking a extreme beating, with blood seen pouring from one in every of his ears.

Video posted on social media appeared to indicate Fury making an attempt to lick blood off Wilder’s neck throughout the combat.

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The loss — in Wilder’s 11th protection of the championship he gained in 2015 — was his first in 44 fights, the AP reported.

The rematch drew a sellout crowd and was anticipated to set information for reside gate receipts and do properly as a pay-per-view broadcast. Each fighters had been assured $5 million however might see compensation as excessive as $40 million, in keeping with AP.

Of their earlier combat in 2018, Wilder got here in because the undefeated defending WBC heavyweight champion and Fury got here in as the previous WBA, IBF, WBO, IBO, The Ring and lineal heavyweight champion.

The combat happened on the Staples Middle in Los Angeles and led to a controversial cut up determination. The scorecards learn 115-111 Wilder, 114-112 Fury and 113-113.

Fox Information’ Ryan Gaydos and The Related Press contributed to this story.