Tyson Fury knocked Deontay Wilder out in Las Vegas on the biggest night of his career – seven years after predicting it would happen.
Fury dominated Wilder from the first bell to the moment the towel was thrown in from the corner of the Bronze Bomber in round seven.
It marked the completion of one of boxing's greatest comebacks as Fury captured the WBC world heavyweight title under the bright Las Vegas lights.
And a tweet from Fury way back in October 2013, when he was a rising star with a 21-0 record yet to taste world title glory, has emerged in which he predicted exactly what would happen.
Fury wrote: "The biggest fight of my era will be @BronzeBomber ! But ill knock him out!"
Wilder, who was himself rising through the ranks and closing in on a world title at 30-0, responded by saying: "COME… COME… my friend. I will make it worth your wild, beside once I get this wbc belt it's game over for you all!"
The pair met in Los Angeles in December 2018, battling to a dramatic draw.
But Fury settled the score in their rematch and ensured his prediction came true.
Wilder now has 30 days to activate a clause in their contract for a rematch – something trainer Jay Deas believes he will opt to take advantage of.
Speaking at the post fight press conference, which Wilder missed as he was taken to hospital, Deas said: Deas: “I absolutely think he will want to rematch.
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