Despite scoring a tiresome eleventh-round TKO win over Deontay Wilder on Saturday at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Tyson Fury still maintains that The Bronze Bomber remains the second best boxer in the heavyweight division.
The Gypsy King [31-0-1, 22 KOs] scored three knockdowns in all, but the Bronze Bomber made him work for his money in the ring sending him tumbling to the canvass on two occasions in the fourth round.
Fury’s intelligent legwork in the ring and perfect jabs slowly wore Wilder down dropping him in the tenth with a right overhand punch and then a third and final knockdown round, forcing referee Russell Mora to come to the rescue of The Bronze Bomber, ending the fight at 1:10 of the round.
“It was a great fight tonight, as good as any trilogy in history,” said Fury.
“October 9, 2021, will go down in history, I hope.
“I always said I was the best in the world and he was the second-best. Don’t ever doubt me. When the chips are down, I will always deliver.”
Meanwhile, Deontay Wilder believes he did his best but it wasn’t just enough:
“I did my best, but it wasn’t good enough,” said Wilder afterwards.
“I’m not sure what happened. I know that in training he did certain things, and I also knew that he didn’t come in at 277 to be a ballet dancer. He came to lean on me, try to rough me up and he succeeded.”
By James K. Attaglo Wilson