Following his victory newly crowned WBC and Ring Magazine heavyweight champion Tyson "The Gypsy King" Fury (30-0-1, 21 KOs) of England talked about his win over Deontay "The Bronze Bomber" Wilder (42-1-1, 41 KO's) Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas in a historic, joint FOX Sports PPV & ESPN+ PPV. Here is what Fury had to say at the post fight press conference.
"A big shout out to everyone who believed in me. Bob Arum. We always had the dream to come to Las Vegas and win that belt," Tyson Fury said at the post fight. "I just had to overcome a lot to win this fight tonight," Fury added.
"Tyson Fury executed the game plan to perfection and he knocked out Wilder in the seventh. It was all laid out and that's what he was going to do," Fury's promoter Bob Arum said in his opening statement. "This ranks up there with Muhammad Ali's fights and George Foreman winning the title over Michael Moore. Now Top Rank has another heavyweight champion. I feel great. This is the second most memorable moment for me," Arum added.
"What a fantastic win for Tyson. He is the number one boxer in the world," Promoter Frank Warren said.
The Gypsy King Fury had his way with the Bronze Bomber Wilder knocking him down a pair of times in route to a seventh round stoppage.
"It was a grueling fight while it lasted. I got a point taken but everyone knows I'm a master slick boxer but this time I wanted to knockout Wilder. We worked our game plan from the gym. Tonight was my night and I wasn't going to allow anyone to take it from me," Tyson Fury said. "It was a fantastic performance but I knew I could do better,"
"We told everyone the best way to beat Wilder is to overwhelm him and jump on him early. That was the strategy and it worked," Arum said.
Fury now holds one of four heavyweight titles and will likely look for a potential unification with fellow countrymate WBA, WBO, and IBF champion Anthony Joshua.
Another option for Fury is perhaps a third fight with Wilder but the Bronze Bomber will likely take time to recover instead of going straight to a rematch. First fight was a draw and with the score 1-0-1, why not try to even the score to which will continue their epic rivalry. Wilder has 30 days to exercise his rematch clause.
"I cant wait for the next fight the rematch hopefully," Tyson Fury said. "Deontay will take time. I'm pretty sure we will do it again. Whoever is next,"
"The question is should not be for me but directed to Deontay Wilder. He can opt out for a third fight and do it next year. If Wilder wants to go ahead with a third fight than that's what will do," Bob Arum said.
Wilder No Show At Post Fight
Former WBC heavyweight champion Deontay "The Bronze Bomber" Wilder (42-1-1, 41 KO's) of Tuscaloosa, Alabama did not attend the post fight press conference as he went to the hospital after his fight with England's Tyson "The Gypsy King" Fury (30-0-1, 20 KOs) Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on FOX Sports PPV & ESPN+ PPV. Wilder suffered the first defeat of his professional career as he was not himself and was sluggish two knockdowns and was stopped in the seventh. His trainer Jay Deas and manager Shelly Finkel were present.
"Mark (Breland) threw in the towel I don't think he should've. Deontay is the kind of guy that don't want to quit," Wilder's Trainer Jay Deas said. "I haven't talked to Mark about it but we will talk about it. "Deontay is doing well. He had a small cut in his ear it probably messed up his equilibrium. He will be back,"
With the defeat, Wilder has 30 days to exercise his rematch clause but that is doubtful after suffering that defeat.
"Deontay will be back and you will see these guys in a rematch," Shelly Finkel said.
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