The tables were turned on February 22, 2020 when Tyson Fury stepped into the ring with reigning WBC Heavyweight Champion Deontay Wilder. Their first fight was an epic battle of boxing acumen and unrivaled power.
In their second fight, a larger heavier Tyson Fury pounced on Wilder from the opening bell and was relentless in his attack. Fury’s pressure continued to rise into RD3, where he landed a right hand that send Wilder the canvas for the first time in their two fights. Two rounds later, Wilder with what seemed to be a bursted ear drum, would be knocked down again.
With his balance in limbo due to his inner ear bloody, Fury landed a two left hands, the second to the body, sending Wilder to the canvas again. Wilder, showing tremendous heart and spirit, continuing to fight although visibly adrift due to the busted ear drum. On shaky legs, Wilder was cornered in RD7.
Fury landed a flurry of punches, including one big right hand, and then the towel was thrown in from Wilder’s corner. The fight was over. Tyson Fury stopped Deontay Wilder with the help of a white towel, and became THE NEW WBC World Heavyweight Champion.