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Tyson Fury retains WBC heavyweight title, closes trilogy with second KO win over Deontay Wilder


In an action-packed thriller, Tyson Fury defeated Deontay Wilder by TKO in the 11th round to retain his WBC heavyweight title Saturday night at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

The fight was stopped at 1 minute, 10 seconds when an exhausted Wilder went down for the third time of the night and the referee waved the fight off without a count. Fury hit the canvas twice himself.

Saturday’s bout marked the third meeting between Fury (31-0-1, 22 KOs) and Wilder (42-2-1, 41 KOs). They fought to a split draw in 2018, and in the rematch in February 2020, Fury dominated Wilder for a seventh-round TKO victory.

Fury was a -280 favorite Saturday night, while Wilder was +230, according to Caesars Sportsbook.

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