REVEALED: Tyson Fury LOSES to Deontay Wilder on all three scorecards midway through their trilogy fight…before the Gypsy King took control and won by 11th round knockout
Tyson Fury defeated Deontay Wilder to retain his WBC heavyweight world title late Saturday night in Las Vegas – but it was far from easy.
Fury was startled twice by Wilder in the fourth round, fell to the canvas twice before rallying to turn the tables on his rival later in the fight.
And ringside scorecards show World Champion Fury, 33, was in trouble midway through the 12-round fight.
Judges Dave Moretti, Tim Cheatham and Steve Weisfeld all had Wilder ahead – especially as the American won the fourth round 10-7.
Tyson Fury punches Deontay Wilder during their epic Las Vegas trilogy fight
The judges’ scorecards show that Wilder won the fight at the end of the sixth round
And, with differing opinions, Wilder was also credited with first, second and fifth round victories by members of the jury trio.
But Fury recovered and clearly had the upper hand as the fight developed, despite some late Wilder bouts. Cheatham gave the Bronze Bomber the ninth round – but otherwise Wilder didn’t get a single round to his name from the sixth.
Fury won the pair’s previous encounter by a seventh-round technical knockout, while the first clash between them ended in a controversial split decision draw that Wilder claims to have won.
On Saturday night, however, there was little doubt that Fur was the deserved winner. He climbed from his fall to the canvas for Wilder to turn the tables and win.
“I was not injured,” Fury told BT Sport. “You get hit, you wake up on the floor. I got up and was very conscious the whole time. I was one blow away from knocking him out the entire fight.”
He added: “I didn’t put in my best performance, but I took it out of the bag when it had to be done.”
Wilder roars as he walks away after knocking Fury down – but he couldn’t claim the win
Only one judge gave Wilder one of the rounds between the sixth and the eleventh when he was defeated