TYSON FURY should not be doubted again. He told everyone he was going to stop Deontay Wilder, the feared puncher with the 95 per cent KO ration, and he did just that. It was a violent and one-sided thrashing. He must now be regarded as the best heavyweight in the world.
Fourteen months ago, Fury and Wilder fought for 12 rounds and it ended in a draw. Fury was decked twice yet seemed to have done enough to win. As good as that showing was, the turnaround is nothing less than astonishing.
Thrashing Wilder in seven rounds is an incredible result. It’s a performance that exhibited a change in style for a fighter known for his slick and slippery smarts. Inside a sold-out MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Fury turned into a destroyer.