Tyson Fury won a slugfest with Deontay Wilder with an 11th round knockout to retain his WBC heavyweight title at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday.
Fury knocked Wilder down in the third round but the American responded in the fourth, sending the Briton to the canvas twice thanks to his powerful right hand.
But Fury ultimately overwhelmed Wilder to remain undefeated.
With the win, Fury (31-0-1) has now taken two of the three meetings between the rivals.
“I was down a couple of times, I was hurt, Wilder is a strong puncher,” said Fury.
“It was a great fight. I will not make any excuses, Wilder is a top fighter, he gave me a run for my money. I always say I am the best fighter in the world and he is the second best.
“Don’t ever doubt me. When the chips are down I can always deliver.”
A slow start to the 10th round but the room explodes when Fury detonates a right hand that drops Wilder to the floor.
Wilder makes it to his feet and convinces to referee he’s OK to continue. Wilder responds by landing a couple of crips shots, then ends the round wobbling Fury with big combinations of punches in a corner. Unbelievable fight.
Tyson Fury lands a sharp right uppercut followed by a right hand that sends Wilder reeling along the ropes. Another right hand sends Wilder crashing to the canvas and the referee waves it off.