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Fury regains version of heavyweight world title

Tyson Fury became heavyweight champion of the world again, after demolishing World Boxing Council ruler, Deontay Wilder in Las Vegas on February 22, 2020.

The fighter from Manchester, who had previously been the undisputed world heavyweight king when he beat Wladmir Klitschko in 2015, had been inactive from the sport after suffering from mental health problems and ballooning up to 28 stone in weight, but returned to boxing three years later.

Wilder and Fury had previously met in December 2018, battling to a draw, which saw Fury suffer a heavy knockdown in the final 12th round, only to rise before the count of ten and take the fight back to the then champion.

This time around, their contest had a very different conclusion. Fury, come in much heavier than in their first encounter, took the fight to big-punching Wilder, and bullied the American until his corner threw in the towel in he seventh round.

The boxing world now waits to see what happens next. Wilder has the opportunity of a third fight with ‘The Gypsy King’ if he chooses to take up the option of a rematch clause. Meanwhile, the promoter of fellow Briton, Anthony Joshua – who holds all the other versions of the heavyweight title – is talking up a summer match between the pair.

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