Meeting for the third time, Tyson Fury stopped Deontay Wilder in the 11th round to successfully defend his World Boxing Council (WBC) heavyweight title in front of 15 820 people at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, United States, on Sunday morning (South African time). 

It was a fight where both boxers visited the canvas five times with Wilder getting dropped thrice.

Wilder was first decked in the third round and he beat the count to carry on with the fight. He overcame the knock down and dropped Fury twice in the fourth round. Fury was saved by the bell.

Fury came back stronger and dominated in all the rounds that followed.  

The champion decked Wilder again in the 10th round. A big right hand from Fury dropped Wilder in round 11 and referee Russell Mora waved the fight off. Fury was leading on all scorecards (95-91, 94-92, 95-92) when the fight ended.

Unbeaten Fury from Britain stopped Wilder in the seventh round in February last year. 

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