BREAKING: Tyson Fury Defeats Deontay Wilder by TKO

Per ESPN, Tyson Fury defeated Deontay Wilder by TKO in the seventh round to retain his lineal heavyweight crown and claim the WBC title in their heavily anticipated rematch Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

The fight was stopped at 1 minute, 39 seconds when Wilder’s corner threw in the towel.

Fury took control of the fight in Round 3, when he dropped Wilder to the canvas with a big right hand, only the second time Wilder has been knocked down in his career.

Wilder, his mouth bloodied, went down again midway through the fifth round when Fury landed a left hook to the body.

Fury had Wilder on his heels in Round 7 and backed him into a corner with several shots before the referee stepped in to wave it off at the request of Wilder’s corner.

The first fight between Wilder and Fury ended in a controversial split draw in 2018, when Fury outboxed Wilder for long stretches but also was knocked down twice, including in the 12th round.