Tyson Fury defeats Deontay Wilder by sensational TKO victory to become heavyweight champion of the world

Tyson Fury defeats Deontay Wilder by sensational TKO victory to become heavyweight champion of the world

On Saturday night, the two premier fighters of the heavyweight division faced off in one of the most highly anticipated heavyweight fights staged in America for decades.

Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder are undoubtedly two of the biggest characters in the sport of boxing - both in stature and personality - and could hardly exhibit more contrasting styles, either.

Fury, all slick movement and studied technique, had vowed to knock out his American rival in the build-up to the bout, after suffering what many believed to be a monumental robbery when the pair's first fight culminated in a highly controversial draw.

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Wilder, meanwhile, has what many would consider to be unorthodox boxing technique at best - wild and ungainly at worst - but happens to possess the most explosive one-punch power boxing has ever seen.

In the end, though, Tyson Fury upset the odds to finish the work he started in the pair's first bout, exhibiting all the hallmarks of his awkward, hard-to-read style all the way to a sensational victory that cements his place in boxing history.

Fury may now look to make a monumental British heavyweight clash with Anthony Joshua, though if pre-fight rumours are to be believed, he may be forced to take a trilogy fight with Wilder, after it was suggested in the build up that the loser of this bout would have the option of calling on an immediate rematch.

Fury has also spoken about a crossover into the UFC in the past, and it's hard to see him being denied a shot at a crossover bout of some description with his profile now so huge in America.