Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder entered the ring in the main event in Las Vegas. But it was the Gypsy King who came out on top with a stoppage in the seventh round.
Following a controversial draw in December 2018, Fury made sure there would no need for the scorecards at the MGM Grand.
Wilder was knocked down twice during the fight under heavy blows in the third and fifth rounds.
The towel then came in the seventh round as Fury pegged the American into a corner and unleashed a flurry of punches.
The British star now becomes the new WBC heavyweight champion.
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What did the fighters say?
Fury: “I told everybody with a pair of ears that the Gypsy King would return to the throne.
“My last fight everybody wrote me off. I was under weight and over trained. I’m a destroyer. Not bad for someone with pillow fists.
“I’m a man of my word. I told Wilder, his team, the world. We trained for a knockout.”
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Wilder: “The best man won tonight. 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.”
What happens next?
Wilder has a rematch clause and Fury expects the American to trigger that option.
The Gypsy King has also weighed in on his preferred location for a trilogy fight.
“I expect he will want a rematch and I will have that,” Fury said. “Great fights should have trilogies.
“And I want it here, just across the road, at the Raiders Stadium outdoors in front of 70,000.”
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