WATCH: Deontay Wilder Almost Ends Tyson Fury With Two Vicious Knockdowns in the Trilogy

Published 10/10/2021, 8:31 AM EDT
Boxing – Tyson Fury v Deontay Wilder – WBC Heavyweight Title – T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. – October 9, 2021 Deontay Wilder knocks down Tyson Fury REUTERS/Steve Marcus


Deontay Wilder gave it all against Tyson Fury in their recent trilogy collision at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. However, it wasn’t enough to snatch the WBC strap from ‘The Gypsy King’. Wilder showcased sheer progress from his previous two fights against Fury and came extremely close to the win.

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However, Tyson Fury stopped him in round 11 with a vicious KO. Before falling prey to Fury’s power, Wilder even offered Fury a taste of his own prowess. Repeating a similar scenario from their original clash in 2018, Wilder knocked down Tyson Fury twice. It was a shocking moment as Fury loyalists were surprised to see their champion struggling.

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Although Fury came back strong and regained himself in the fight. However, after being dominated for the first three rounds, Wilder shocked the combat world with his proper resurrection. He knocked down Tyson Fury twice in round four, which seemed to be a massive awakening for the undefeated ‘Gypsy King.’

Wilder planted hooks on Fury’s head, something that can concuss any man. No wonder the damage looked prominent on Tyson Fury’s face. However, Fury rose back once again. It reminded several people of the knockdowns from 2018 that are still talked about. But it was clearly Tyson Fury’s night.

He silenced all the doubters and retained his WBC title along with the undefeated status. Now, 31-0-1 as a pro, Fury can finally move on from his rivalry against Wilder.

What held Deontay Wilder from shooting a knockout?

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Wilder did his best to overpower Fury, which he even managed to do for a few moments. However, he was tired by the end of the round and couldn’t do much in repose to Fury’s action. Although Deontay Wilder managed to make it till round 11, he had very little left in himself.

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Tyson Fury had already sensed it and planted his best. Wilder couldn’t take it and fell down, which urged the referee to call off the fight. Nevertheless, it’s not the end of Deontay Wilder. And he can return in style once again.

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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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