Tyson Fury is back on top of the boxing world after stopping Deontay Wilder in the seventh round of their WBC heavyweight title rematch in Las Vegas.



Fourteen months on from their highly-controversial draw in Los Angeles, the Gypsy King (30-0-1, 21 KOs) maintained his unbeaten record in front of a huge army of British boxing fans at the MGM Grand by inflicting Wilder's first career defeat in brutal fashion.

Fury sent Wilder (42-1-1, 41 KOs) to the canvas in the third and fifth rounds while he continued the onslaught until the Bronze Bomber's corner had little option but to throw in the towel, sparking wild scenes of celebration and a rendition of American Pie from his opponent.
After the fight, Fury said: "Thank you to my lord and savior Jesus Christ. I told everyone the Gypsy King has returned to his throne.

"Last night I was underweight and overtrained. This time, how about pillow fists eh? I told Deontay I am going for a knockout. Everyone said 'oh stick to your boxing'. I was knocking a 250 bag off his hooks every day, not padding around.

"Deontay is a hell of a performer, dynamite in his fists and he will always be dangerous. People look at my fat belly and my bald head and they think I cannot fight.

"I had my mental problems and issues and I was out of the ring for three years. But he was fighting the real Gypsy King this time. I expect he will want a rematch and I will have that. Great fights should have trilogies. And I want it here, just across the road, at the Raiders Stadium outdoors in front of 70,000".