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Video: Wilder's Trainer Explains Towel Coming in To Stop Fight

MGM Grand, Las Vegas - In the highly anticipated rematch for the WBC heavyweight title, Tyson Fury (30-0-1, 21 KOs) made a statement by dropping Deontay Wilder (42-1-1, 41 KOs) twice to secure a seventh round stoppage. (photos by Mikey Williams, Ryan Hafey)

The first contest, which took place in December 2018, saw the bout end in a controversial twelve round split draw.

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Fury was coming forward in the first round. Wilder was on the back-foot, but soon came forward and was looking for the big shots. Fury was also looking for big shots. Wilder landed hard jab, which was the best shot of the round.

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The hard jab continued for Fury in the second. Wilder was missing the right hand and Fury was able to connect hard. In the third, Fury was landing with solid punches that were giving Wilder issues. At the end of the round, Wilder was dropped by a hard shot. Wilder got up on unsteady legs, but it made it out.

After controlling the fourth, Fury went right after Wilder in the fifth. Fury dropped him for a second time, with a shot to the body. Also during the fifth, there was a point taken from Fury for hitting on the break.

Fury controlled Wilder in the sixth. Wilder's left ear was bleeding pretty bad and it may have been a busted ear drum. In the seventh round, Wilder was getting worked over and the fight was waved off when the towel came in from Wilder's corner.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Mmann2e on 08-21-2020

W1LL a history lesson for you, there once was a young prospect named Ronald Mixon on the amateur circuit. Ronald developed into a real killer knocking out his opponent and in his wildest dreams got signed by PBC and the…

Comment by W1LL on 08-21-2020

Jay Deas is on the Tekashi69 level of ratduggery. Was perfectly willing to throw Mark Breland under the bus to save his own hide. Breland done the right thing, the fact nobody else had his back in Wilder's corner shows…

Comment by Mmann2e on 08-21-2020

Wilder anger at Mark comes from the fact that PBC gave him an ultimatum during the rematch win or you're finished. The third fight is now fight and win or go retire.

Comment by Yanassi on 08-21-2020

It was interesting. I understood each’s reasoning. Mark made the right choice throwing in the towel, if he saw Wilder’s movement not right, perhaps ear blood indicating equilibrium issues it would be a matter of time and more damage by…

Comment by Laypipe on 02-23-2020

This ain’t football! Head coach is the boss..period.

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