Tyson Fury serenades crowd with 'American Pie' after beating Deontay Wilder

Ross Houston
February 26, 2020

When the American's corner threw in the towel at the 1:56 mark in the seventh round, Fury became the first man to defeat Wilder in the Bronze Bomber's 44th fight.

With Wilder unsteady on his legs and bleeding from his left ear, Fury picked off the American-who was making his 11th defense-at will. The concerns proved to be unfounded.

After the fight, Fury's insane antics continued. he grabbed the mic and sang Don McLean's "American Pie" while encouraging the Vegas crowd to sing along! "He is a warrior".

Judge Glenn Feldman found Wilder to come out on top in the second round 10-9, perhaps Wilder's only meaningful account of himself on the night. "He will be champion again". "You just take it for what it is". "I make no excuses. Tyson made it a lot easier on me by fighting the way he did". "But we'll come back stronger next time around".

Wilder was soon countering and landed the first proper shot of the fight but it remained Fury on the front foot for most of the opening salvo and he certainly dominated the first three minutes.

LAS VEGAS - Charles Martin sent his opponent to the canvas in a thumping knockout win, setting up a probable shot at Anthony Joshua. With Fury now holding the WBC title, a showdown to crown the first undisputed heavyweight champion of the world may finally be in the making.

The nrematch was billed as one of the biggest heavyweight title fights since Lennox Lewis defeated Mike Tyson almost two decades ago.

The punishment handed out by Fury only backs-up the story of the fight.

Tyson Fury believes he can still get better after his sensational triumph over Deontay Wilder and says the manner of the win shows he was right to change trainers.

Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn has said that he has spoken to AJ and said the Watford-born fighter will do "anything" to fight Fury and unify the division.

A fight between the pair would unify the belts but the mouth-watering, all-British match-up might have to wait for a Fury-Wilder trilogy to be completed instead.

The fight was never a doubt from the get-go, and audience and home viewers expected Wilder to get knocked out any moment after hitting the canvass several times.

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