Tyson Fury has downed American Deontay Wilder with a seven-round victory that sees the Mancunian claim the heavyweight title.
Fourteen months on from his controversial draw with Wilder – when he outboxed the champion only for two knockdowns to deny him the famous green belt – Fury had vowed to take the fight to the American.
He did just that, flooring the champion twice and completely dominating the action before referee Kenny Bayless stepped in to save the despairing, bewildered Wilder from more punishment.
Fury looked typically relaxed inside his fancy dress 'King' costume as he entered the MGM Grand Garden Arena ring for his second crack at Wilder.
Wilder, with 42 wins and 41 knockouts on his record as well as the December 2018 draw with Fury, received a hostile reception on home turf due to so many Fury fans being in the arena.
After a tentative opening minute Mancunian Fury (29-0-1, 20KOs) began to take control.
A left hook-right hand combination were glancing blows but he was landing.
Wilder retorted with a right hand but was reaching.
Meanwhile, chants of 'you big dosser' aimed at Wilder rang out.
Round two was similarly eventful. A big right from Wilder landed quite cleanly but Fury was not bothered.
A Fury left hook looked decent before a left-right had Wilder quickly clinching.
Fury had him hurt again early in the third while Wilder swung away wildly.
But a right hand which landed near Wilder's left ear saw the champion go down.
He was up quickly and Fury went straight at him, shoving Wilder down again but it was ruled a slip.
The fourth saw Fury looking for a finish.
It was difficult to tell how well Wilder had recovered as both men went swinging, before Wilder slipped again.
Fury looked less slick than last time due to his increased aggression. The fifth round began with another huge right as he justified the extra stone he weighed in at compared to the pair's first fight.
A right to the head and left hook to the body had a tired Wilder down again. He was up quickly but tired as Fury looked to bring about a conclusive finish.
A right uppercut nearly provided it only for Fury to be warned about leaning by referee Kenny Bayless.
Very few spectators were in their seats at this point. Fury was giving Wilder hell but the shattered champion was still seeking a Hail Mary punch of his own.
Even a jab had Wilder hurt, before a left hook seconds later. Another left hook finished another superb round for the Briton.
Wilder was in a sorry state by the start of the seventh.
Another left hook had him hurt and all he could offer was his trademark, lazy, looping right hand.
Fury pinned him in the corner and Bayless quickly jumped in to stop it.
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