Tyson Fury has defeated Deontay Wilder to become the new WBC heavyweight champion of the world.
Fury produced a stunning performance in Las Vegas, dropping the Wilder twice before the American’s team threw in the towel in the seventh round.
He hands Wilder the first loss of his professional career and ends his five-year reign as champion, sealing his own return to the summit of boxing.
Fury bullied the man widely regarded as one of the biggest punchers the division has ever seen, nullifying the threat that had seen Wilder rack up 41 knockout wins from 43 fights.
Wilder hit the canvas for just the second time in his career in the third round with Fury coming within seconds of sealing the contest earl.
After a sharing a split decision draw with Wilder in their first bout in December 2018, Fury’s bid for redemption came full circle in Las Vegas .
Last October, Fury revealed he planned to retire from boxing after three more fights. With one of those ticked off, a unification bout with IBF, WBO and WBA (Super) champion Anthony Joshua surely looms on the horizon.