Tyson Fury entered the MGM Grand Garden Arena wearing a crown and sitting on a throne as he was carried to the ring. And on Saturday night in Las Vegas, Fury didn't take long to show that he is indeed the king of heavyweight boxing.
The Gypsy King knocked down the previously unbeaten Deontay Wilder twice, bloodying his mouth and ear, and earned a convincing seventh-round TKO win when Wilder's corner threw in the towel.
Fury, the undefeated lineal heavyweight champion, walked away with the WBC and Ring Magazine titles in what was the most highly anticipated rematch in recent history. His spectacular performance drew praise on social media from all over sports and entertainment, including from the likes of NBA icon LeBron James.
His corner did he a FAVOR straight up!! No question about it. Equilibrium was super off and he may have been concussed too!— LeBron James (@KingJames) February 23, 2020
Fury is like that ✊🏽✊🏽... first knockdown was behind the ear and Wilder never recovered... wana see Fury Vs Joshua if there's no rematch— Damian Lillard (@Dame_Lillard) February 23, 2020
No need for a third let's go straight to it in the Summer! #undisputed— Eddie Hearn (@EddieHearn) February 23, 2020
Congrats @Tyson_Fury I'd love to sing Sweet Caroline in the ring. Let's do this.— Stipe Miocic (@stipemiocic) February 23, 2020
Buena decisión del referí👌🏻.— Canelo Alvarez (@Canelo) February 23, 2020
Good call, why take a beating all night. A New Champ! Never saw This Coming? Wilder take the title in grand stile/ night Friends— George Foreman (@GeorgeForeman) February 23, 2020
Wow. What a fight.#WildervsFury2— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) February 23, 2020
Fury was ready to go all 12 rounds he was very prepared... he clearly wanted it more and it showed— Dez Bryant (@DezBryant) February 23, 2020
Kenny calls it! It's over. Congratulations @Tyson_Fury! Really impressive performance tonight!... Could've done without the licking part but... Congrats! Respect to @BronzeBomber! @trboxing @premierboxing #WilderFury2— Rosie Perez (@rosieperezbklyn) February 23, 2020
That was a classic teaching session by Fury!!! Come here young man and let me put these PAWS on you. God Bless America!— Kendrick Perkins (@KendrickPerkins) February 23, 2020
Fury is the best heavyweight boxer in the world, just too skilled.— Rudy Gobert (@rudygobert27) February 23, 2020
I mean he earned it, Congrats to Fury— Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) February 23, 2020
Wow! Punch perfect from Tyson Fury! Unbelievable performance.— Katie Taylor (@KatieTaylor) February 23, 2020
Fury beats AJ too don't @ me!#TysonFury— The Diamond (@DustinPoirier) February 23, 2020
The ref made the right decision. Ear drum busted, no offense from his opponent, being knocked down a few times. Live to fight another day. Sometimes we have off nights and sometimes opponents are just better than us that night. #WilderFury2— Aljamain Sterling (@funkmasterMMA) February 23, 2020
Wish I could invest in beer in Vegas and Manchester tonight 🍻— Frank Mir (@thefrankmir) February 23, 2020
Congrats to @Tyson_Fury 🤜🏼🤛🏼
tyson fury is the best heavyweight boxer in the world.— Dillon Danis (@dillondanis) February 23, 2020
Ok I see his corner threw in the towel that's fair game congrats to fury he fought a great fight 👌🏽👌🏽 #WilderFury2— JulianJrockWilliams (@Jrockboxing) February 23, 2020
World class performance. Congratulations @Tyson_Fury!!!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻— Luke Campbell MBE (@luke11campbell) February 23, 2020