Tyson Fury knocks out Deontay Wilder to retain WBC title in heavyweight fight for the ages

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Boxing promoter Bob Arum told reporters after the conclusion of the third installment of the two boxers’ trilogy, “I’ve been in this business promoting fights for 57 years and I have to be honest I’ve never seen such a great fight. ” meetings

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After wilding Wilder to the canvas in the third round, Fury found himself on the floor twice in the fourth.

In a brutal, roller coaster battle in front of 15,820 fans, the 33-year-old Briton regrouped and placed Wilder in 10th place and gave two huge right-handers to win with a knockout.

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“Shots like these kill careers,” Fury told reporters. “I hope he’s okay. Because he took a lot of punishment tonight.

“Never doubt me,” said Fury. “I’ll always deliver when the chips are low. I give him glory for the win. He’s a tough guy – he took some big shots tonight.

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“It was as great a fight tonight as any trilogy in history.”

Referee Russell Mora holds Fury's hand as he celebrates his victory over Wilder

Fury and Wilder shared a controversial draw in Los Angeles in 2018, before the Briton achieved a seventh-round knockout in a second fight 20 months earlier.

“We fought there like two warriors,” said Fury of Saturday’s battle. “And I went to shake his hand and said well done and he was like ‘No, I don’t respect you.

“I was like ‘How can you say I cheated when you know in your heart, you’ve been beaten fair and square?’

“Is he a serious loser or what?

“But I’ve acted like a gentleman throughout my career and that’s all I can do.”

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