WATCH: The Exact Punch Tyson Fury Used to Knock Deontay Wilder Out Cold

Published 10/10/2021, 8:41 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 and Deontay Wilder fought in one of the greatest and most heroic heavyweight fights ever. The highly awaited trilogy fight between Fury and Wilder was one for the ages. The two heavyweights went toe to toe for 11 rounds straight, with neither showing any signs of giving up.

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However, in the 11th round, Fury connected with an overhand right that floored Wilder for good. Deontay ‘The Bronze Bomber’ Wilder was up against the ropes and hurt badly. Fury was relentless as soon as he saw that Wilder was wobbly. Fury then charged, pushed him against the ropes, and started swinging. An overhand right connected flush on the temple and it was lights out for Deontay Wilder.

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Deontay Wilder showed great heart and was not willing to quit. Fury himself applauded Wilder saying, “It was a great fight, worthy of the best trilogies,” Fury said in the immediate aftermath. “I will not make any excuses. Wilder is a top fighter. He gave me a run for my money. I always say I am the best fighter in the world and he is the second-best. Don’t ever doubt me. When the chips are down, I can always deliver.”

Wilder, on the other hand, was not so graceful in defeat as he refused to shake Tyson ‘The Gypsy King’ Fury’s hand after the fight. Simply put, the fight was an all-time classic that established Tyson Fury’s supremacy in the heavyweight division. The fight showed the world that what happened the last time the two heavyweights met was not a fluke.

What’s next for Tyson Fury?

After the thrilling knockout win over Deontay Wilder, Fury already has his next target in line. Longtime WBC interim titleholder Dillian Whyte will finally get a crack at the WBC title. Fury initially looked to fight the winner of the Anthony ‘AJ’ Joshua vs Oleksandr ‘The Cat’ Usyk fight.

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However, Joshua lost the fight and triggered the rematch clause. So the rematch between Joshua and Usyk is already underway. This makes way for Dillian Whyte to finally get his crack at the WBC title if he wins his fight against Otto Wallin.

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Allan Binoy

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Allan Binoy is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in English Literature from Loyola College, Allan fuses his love for literature and the sport of boxing to deliver quality copies about 'The Sweet Science.' Allan is a semi-professional soccer player for Diego Juniors FC.

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