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The Takeover! Fury Outduels Wilder to Retain WBC Title in a Heavyweight Classic

By Zo Crooks, Real Combat Media Chicago/Las Vegas Correspondent

Las Vegas, NV (October 1oth, 2021)– “Are you not ENTERTAINED??!! This will go down as one of the best heavyweight championship fights in history! Eleven rounds of action where anything could happen.

“I’ve been in this business 57 years promoting fights and I truly have to say I have never seen a heavyweight fight as magnificent as this,” boxing promoter Bob Arum told reporters after the conclusion of the third installment of the two boxers’ trilogy meetings.

From the opening bell, Wilder came out jabbing to the body, head, and back down to the body. It was something that we haven’t seen from him. He looked great until the third round. Fury put Wilder down in the third. Wilder then put Fury down, twice, in the fourth. The brutal back and forth of these guys was something to behold. In a brutal, roller-coaster fight in front of 15,820 fans, the 33-year-old Briton regrouped and put Wilder down in the 10th before delivering two enormous right hands to win the bout with a knockout.

Wilder was driven by revenge following the disappointment of his first defeat, which he blamed on a heavy walk-in costume that he said tired his legs, while also firing his assistant trainer for throwing in the towel and recklessly accusing Fury of fighting with loaded gloves.

The disdain heightened when Fury moved to fight then-three-belt heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua following pandemic-affected delays. It took an arbitrator to rule that Wilder had a right to the contracted third bout. After Fury delayed the bout again by testing positive for COVID-19, their date of destiny arrived.

“Shots like that end careers,” Fury told reporters. “I just hope that he’s OK. Because he took a lot of punishment tonight.

“Don’t ever doubt me,” Fury said. “When the chips are down I will always deliver. I give him the glory for the victory. He’s a tough man — he took some big shots tonight.

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

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

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

“Is he a sore loser or what?

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

“One Life, One Love, but their could only be One (Gypsy) King!”

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Deontay Wilder issues statement after the loss to Tyson FuryAfter 11 hard fought rounds against the Gypsy King, Deontay Wilder addressed the fans and stated:

“I did my best but it wasn’t good enough tonight I am not sure what happened. I know that he did certain things, I also knew that he didn’t come in at 277lbs to be a ballet dancer. He came to lean on Try to rough me up and succeeded” Wilder told after the fight.”

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Zo Crooks
Zo Crook is our Chicago Boxing Correspondent who provides video interviews, ringside coverage and editorials. Zo also covers major network boxing events in Las Vegas and has strong relationships with the top professionals in the boxing industry. Zo can be reach by email at and followed on Facebook and on Twitter @ZoManyStylez.