Tyson Fury’s Knockout of Deontay Wilder in Slow-Motion Exposes the Brutality of Boxing

Published 10/17/2021, 6:00 AM EDT
Boxing – Tyson Fury v Deontay Wilder – WBC Heavyweight Title – T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. – October 9, 2021 Tyson Fury in action against Deontay Wilder REUTERS/Steve Marcus


Tyson Fury arguably bagged the biggest win of his career by knocking Deontay Wilder out cold in their trilogy clash for the WBC world heavyweight title on October 9 at a packed T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The final leg of the rivalry was filled with sheer drama and umpteen highlight-reel moments.

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Both men had floored each other and had been prominently sharp on certain occasions. But all it takes is one punch in heavyweight boxing. And Fury vs Wilder was a perfect epitome of that. Well, it took way more than a punch to stop Deontay Wilder, who had some new moves. However, Tyson Fury had an answer to it all.

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After facing adversity in round 4, ‘The Gypsy King’ looked flawless in the later stage, especially when he stopped a weary Deontay Wilder in round 11. As Wilder was relying on the ropes, Fury planted a cross hook that ended ‘The Bronze Bomber’. Meanwhile, Top Rank revealed a corner side view of the affair, citing the brutal outcomes of heavyweight boxing.

The high-voltage rivalry ended dramatically with both men pouring it all inside the ring. While Deontay Wilder offered his best version, it wasn’t enough to outclass an undefeated Tyson Fury. With 2 knockdowns in his favor, Wilder could only last till the penultimate round.

The aftermath of Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 3

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Following three fights across three years, Wilder and Fury appear to have moved on from their heated rivalry. After the bout, Tyson Fury went to Deontay Wilder’s corner and greeted his American counterpart. In response, Wilder refused to acknowledge Fury’s efforts to bury the hatchet. However, ‘The Bronze Bomber’ took to social media later and ended this beef.

Boxing – Tyson Fury v Deontay Wilder – WBC Heavyweight Title – T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. – October 9, 2021 Tyson Fury in action against Deontay Wilder REUTERS/Steve Marcus

He appreciated WBC champion Tyson Fury’s win and accepted the defeat. Meanwhile, Tyson Fury also hailed Deontay Wilder as a tough opponent. And this calls for a bright future for the division, especially with several potential matchups rising from the ashes.

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. Combining his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports, he has earned a combined 3000 plus bylines over the last two years.

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