Tyson Fury defeated Deontay Wilder in the seventh round via technical knock out to become the WBC heavyweight champion.
The highly anticipated bout didn’t live up to the pre-bout hype because it was too one-sided, Fury dominated the bout from the start and Wilder had no answer to all his questions.
After his victory, Fury paid tribute to his opponent, saying: “All praise to Jesus Christ. I want to pay credit to Deontay Wilder. I hit him with a right and he got back, he is a warrior and he will be back and he will be a champion again.”
Meanwhile, Wilder has promised to bounce back after the loss
“My corner threw in the towel but I was ready to go out on my shield,” he said. “There are no excuses. I am a warrior and I wanted to go back out on my shield. I will come back even stronger the next time around. This is what big-time boxing is, the best must fight the best.”
The contract Fury and Wilder signed before the rematch includes a trilogy clause the loser can trigger.