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Tyson Fury hailed as the world’s best heavyweight after stunning knockout of Deontay Wilder


‘The best of our era!’: Tyson Fury is hailed by Frank Warren as the world’s undisputed No. 1 heavyweight boxer as tributes pour in… and even bitter rival Eddie Hearn talks about the Gypsy King’s ‘big balls’ !

  • Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson also paid tribute to both men after an epic match

Frank Warren and Eddie Hearn led the tribute to Tyson Fury after his epic 11th round win over Deontay Wilder in Las Vegas.

Wanting to reclaim the WBC belt taken from him in the pair’s second fight in February 2020, Wilder was knocked to the canvas in the third round before delivering a stunning response with two knockdowns of his own in the fourth.

However, just as he did in their first fight, Fury showed remarkable resilience to back up and carry on, with The Gypsy King exhausting his opponent and sending Wilder down in the 10th round before taking the knockout. struck out.

Tyson Fury defended his WBC and Ring Magazine belts after taking out Deontay Wilder

Fury was knocked to the canvas twice in the fourth round before ending the fight in the 11th

Fury was knocked to the canvas twice in the fourth round before ending the fight in the 11th

Speaking to Steve Bunce after the fight, Fury was asked if he had made that step from champion to greatness.

“100%,” the 33-year-old replied. “I know I am without a doubt the greatest heavyweight of my time. Number one.

“Look what I did: I came to America in my last six fights, I fought the most devastating puncher in the history of our sport, not once, not twice, but three times.”

Warren, Fury’s promoter, proudly claimed in the aftermath that Fury was ‘THE BEST HEAVYWEIGHT OF OUR ERA!’ while rival Hearn, who represents Anthony Joshua, offered his congratulations, saying: ‘Great fight! Big balls from both!’

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson paid tribute to both men after an all-time classic match at the T-Mobile Arena.

“That was one of the biggest fights I’ve ever seen. #1 [v] #2. And number 1 goes in undefeated.

“Congratulations to my friend and champion @Tyson_Fury. What a beautiful and resilient performance.

What an “on the shield” heart @BronzeBomber has. I was inspired by both men tonight #FuryWilder3′.

Piers Morgan wrote: ‘What. A fight. Two absolute warriors with a heart of a trillion lions.

“Congratulations Champ @Tyson_Fury on a stunning win – I thought you finished in 4th but you never finished.

And huge credit to @BronzeBomber – incredible guts to the end. An epic battle.’

Michael Owen also had his say, tweeting: ‘What a fight. @Tyson_Fury talks what it’s about and walks down the hall. Absolute legend with the heart of a lion’.



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