New heavyweight king Tyson Fury left opponent Deontay Wilder’s blood spattered across the ringside judges’ scorecards, insane new photos show.
The Englishman wrote his place in boxing history with his seventh round TKO stoppage of Wilder in Las Vegas — and at least one of the judges’ cards revealed he wrote it in Wilder’s blood.
Drops of Wilder’s blood were spotted on the official card, perfectly summing up the 31-year-old’s devastatingly dominant return to the throne for a second time.
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Fury brought Wilder’s five-year reign as WBC heavyweight champion to a halt during the fight, 14 months after their dramatic split-decision draw.
Wilder was spotted with blood dripping from his left ear and leaking from his mouth after twice getting knocked down before his corner was forced to throw in the towel as Fury looked to end the fight in the seventh round.
The blood specks could have dropped onto the card at any number of moments during the fight after Fury left the fearsome American bloodied and brutalised.
The deep cuts left Wilder’s corner needing to do extensive medical care in between rounds.
Fury’s blows had Wilder’s blood spraying all over the canvas in the middle rounds — and one clinch even gave Fury a blood-curdling opportunity to lick his opponent’s blood from his neck.
One of the judges’ scorecards showed traces of Deontay Wilder’s blood.Source:Twitter
The numbers and scribbles on the official judges’ scorecards were every bit as brutal as the two drops of blood seen on the image above.
Two of the three judges awarded Fury all six rounds of the fight, including multiple dominant rounds where Wilder was floored.
Judge Glenn Feldman was the only judge to award Wilder a round, when he awarded the second round to the American 10-9.
Of the six rounds scored by the three judges, 17 of a possible 18 were awarded to the star known as the Gypsy King.
The official punch stats from the fight make it easy to understand how Wilder’s blood ended up spattered across a scorecard.
The ringside punch stats show Fury’s strategic shift from the first fight to Sunday’s re-match completely changed the rules of engagement.
Fury landed 58 power punches in less than seven rounds on Sunday after landing just 38 power punches in their 2019 fight — a 12 round slugfest.
Deontay Wilder’s blood was everywhere.Source:Twitter
He landed 82 punches to Wilder’s 34. The Bronze Bomber landed just 18 power punches.
Wilder needed stitches to a cut inside hi left ear after the fight, but avoided needing to go to hospital, despite early reports he would need to be taken to the hospital for monitoring.
The dethroned champ had to admit after the fight that: “The best man won.
“Even the greatest have lost and come back.
“I make no excuses. This is what big-time boxing is all about.”
Fury was all class after the fight, paying respect to his opponent — but his attention has shifted quickly to a potential dream showdown with Anthony Joshua.
Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn wants a blockbuster all-British heavyweight unification fight with Fury this year.
Fury and Hearn are both expecting Wilder, who has a re-match clause, to ask for a third fight but Hearn is impatient to stage “the biggest fight in the history of the sport”.
“No need for a third let’s go straight to it in the summer!” tweeted the promoter.
Joshua holds the WBA, IBF and WBO titles after winning his rematch against Andy Ruiz Jr last year and Hearn believes the two camps now have a once-in-a-lifetime chance to make a unification fight happen.
“What a time for British boxing,” Hearn said on TalkSport radio. “To have one world heavyweight champion would be great but to have two with all the belts, we will never see it again.
“I have said and I will make this clear, we have to make this fight happen. We will never get the chance for two Brits to fight for an undisputed heavyweight world championship.
“I will promise you we will do everything we can to make this fight happen.”
Hearn said Joshua, 30, was eager to step into the ring with 31-year-old Fury and would not be daunted despite watching his demolition of Wilder.
“I have already spoken to AJ, he wants this fight,” added Hearn. “He has zero fear of fighting Tyson Fury and he wants to be undisputed.
“Every country in the world will try to get this fight — for me it should happen in the UK. First things first, let’s get the fight made.”
— with AFP
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