Tyson Fury pulled off a dominant seventh round TKO win over Deontay Wilder and has joked his celebration plans include ‘a slice of pizza’ and ‘a few glasses of water’.
The highly anticipated rematch of their dramatic December 2018 bout was expected to be another close run fight, with most observers predicting a Fury win by unanimous decision or a Wilder win by KO.
However, Fury lived up to his pre-fight insistence that he would stop the Bronze Bomber, flooring Wilder twice and prompting his corner to throw in the towel.
The victory caps off a remarkable comeback from the Gypsy King, who fought back from three years out of the ring, mental health struggles and substance abuse issues to outclass the most feared knockout artist of the modern era.
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After such a magnificent performance, most boxers would take some time to go and party but not Fury.
In an interview with IFL TV, Fury was asked how he will celebrate his win and joked: “I might have a slice of pizza. I done all the celebrating for three years didn't I – there's not much I can do in my life worth celebrating.
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“I think I'll go home and have a few glasses of water – that's it really. We're going to go out tonight baby. Hakkasan.”
Speaking immediately after the win, Fury gave props to his fallen foe and claimed a third fight could still be on the cards, despite his one-sided victory.
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“A big shout out to Deontay Wilder”, he said. “He came here tonight and he manned up and he really did show the heart of a champion.
“I hit him with a clean right that dropped him and he got back up. He is a warrior. He will be back. He will be champion again. But I will say, the king has returned to the top of the throne!”
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