Tyson Fury retained his WBC heavyweight title with a brutal 11th-round knockout against Deontay Wilder in a wildly thrilling end to their trilogy at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Fury dethroned the American for the first time 22 months ago following a split draw in their first bout and the 33-year-old showed incredible heart and resolve to secure a knockout that extends his undefeated professional record to 32 fights.
The manner of the win was all the more impressive after Fury got up after twice being floored in the fourth round by the power of Wilder.
Fury sent his opponent to the canvas in an explosive third, only to see Wilder recover and the Briton found himself on the end of the Bronze Bomber’s huge right hand twice in quick succession.
Wilder grew visibly tired but still showed fight in the 10th, when Fury knocked him down once more, but the American had no answer to a devastating right from Fury in the next round as the undefeated Briton brought the instalment of their bout to a shuddering halt.