Fury, who became world champion just over four years after taking the WBA, WBO, IBF belts from Ukrainian Wladimir Klitschko, was ultra-dominant all along.
With almost the same sequence each time, direct from the left, jab of the right in the face, he first sent his opponent to the mat on the 3rd recovery, before hitting him several times the same shots on the 5th and 7th times, moment at which the referee stopped the Calvary of the exhausted American.
Wilder, who never existed in this very strong party fight, as everyone had promised, challenged the arbitration ruling, before being brought to his senses by his side. It’s a miracle, however, that he didn’t finish knocking out.
Fury, who remains unbeaten at the age of 31 among professionals in 29 fights (28 wins, including 21 before the limit, 1 draw), therefore inflicts his very first defeat on Wilder in 44 fights (42 wins, including 41 before the limit, 1 draw) ).
The “Gypsy King” (gypsy king), supported by a huge British colony in the 17,000-seat enclosure, had confessed before this “rematch” his “mistake” of not having managed to finish the job when he had dominated their first epic confrontation, before being sent to the mat in the 9th and 12th rounds and getting up each time. This time, he made a wonderful correction.
For Wilder, 34, the disillusionment is immense. “The Bronze Bomber” who hoped to exceed Mohamed Ali in the number of defenses of victorious title (10), could never place his terrible right which had notably struck down the Cuban Luis Ortiz, during their revenge he three months ago after another memorable first fight.
If a third fight, after this long-awaited “rematch” and which has kept its promises although in only one direction, is possible, all the boxing amateurs now hope that the next challenge of Fury will be to face his compatriot Anthony Joshua , IBF, WBA and WBO champion, for the reunification of heavyweight titles.