In a one off special, Bare-knuckle Boxing News pay acknowledgement to the rich bare-knuckle history of the Fury family by reporting on ‘The Gypsy King’s’ victory over Deontay Wilder in last night’s bout in Las Vegas.
Last night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Tyson Fury savagely dismantled Deontay Wilder throughout seven glorious rounds of heavyweight boxing to become the new WBC champion.
From the opening bell until the surrendering-drop of the bloodied-white towel in round 7, Fury was brutal and violent – never rationing one single blow as the bad-intentions of his gloved fists smashed, battered and clattered into ‘The Bronze Bomber’ like they were going out of style.
True to his word, the self-proclaimed ‘Gypsy King’ shot from the chocks, colliding in the centre of the ring before trading leathered-damage with one of the division’s most emphatic knockout-artists of all time.
However, it was Fury who banged hardest on the night, planting his feet and finding the range with a nasty, spiteful-glut of shots that crashed and thunderously-thudded into Wilder’s face, head and middle. It was evident early doors that Deontay was bewildered, befuddled and broken as the infamous “Kronk” style of boxing in which Fury deployed had the Alabamian pressured, hurt and spent of energy.
Fury hit and connected at will, finding a home for each shot he launched; stiff jabs, solid hooks and anvil-like crosses whanged into the former WBC champion in a whoosh of brutality and brilliance, rendering him physically trounced as the blood pumped from his mouth and ear.
By the end of the second, the fight was mapping-out just as Fury predicted: A physical and pugilsitic mis-match for Wilder. A vicious waltz with a 6ft 9, 19-stoned, bulk of a man who at times was demonstrating his ability to deviate from role of masterclass boxer to that of a ferocious offense fighter.
The third saw Fury dole out more aggression, more brutality – and with 38 seconds to go on the clock, the big gypsy landed a swift left hook that belted onto Wilder’s with formidable-oomph before connecting a freight-train of a right that pummelled the ‘bomber’ to the canvas. Thereafter, it was merely a matter of time before Fury’s envisionment prevailed.
In the fifth, Wilder’s feet momentarily elevated before he hit the deck, skidding on his rear across the canvas after a left to the body put him down for a second time; by then, the ‘Alabama Hammer’ was tenderised, marinated and cooked. However, he was still not quite ready for the taking as Fury still wanted to add more flavour, more garnish.
Then, after ninety-nine seconds into the seventh, Deontay Wilder’s corner saved their fighter from further punishment as Fury had his man pinned in the corner, ferociously letting-rip with a flurry of punches that rattled and raged into the ‘bomber’s’ head like a pinata being menacingly whacked about.
As the towel hit the blood-stained canvas, the bout was waved-off and the MGM erupted in tumultuous roars as Tyson Fury had TKO’d the KO specialist to become the WBC champion. Fury, his family, his camp, and fans celebrated the resounding victory with elated tears, genuine embraces, and of course – acapella-karaoke, as the big fella’s belted-out a rendition of ‘American Pie’.
To sum it up: Tyson Fury delivered a masterclass boxing lesson and physical-bullying against an opponent who was regarded as one of – if not the most dangerous and formidable punchers in the history of heavyweight boxing.
Well done big fella.