Tyson Fury labelled himself “the greatest heavyweight of my era” after the WBC champion defended his belt with a devastating knockout of Deontay Wilder.
Fury (31-0-1) stayed undefeated thanks to his 11th-round KO against Wilder in Saturday’s blockbuster trilogy in Las Vegas.
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In an all-time epic bout, Fury was dropped twice but the British star got the better of Wilder (42-2-1), who showed incredible courage to make it to the penultimate round having appeared out on his feet.
After the slugfest, Fury said: “Like the great John Wayne said, I’m made of pig iron and steel, baby!
“I took some big shots but my lord and saviour helped me up and kept me going. It was a great fight tonight and it’s worthy of any trilogy in the history of the sport.”
“I was down a couple of times, I was hurt, Wilder is a strong puncher,” said Fury, who landed some thunderous blows to the head of the American.
“It was a great fight. I will not make any excuses, Wilder is a top fighter, he gave me a run for my money. I always say I am the best fighter in the world and he is the second best.
“Don’t ever doubt me. When the chips are down I can always deliver.”
Fury added: “I’m now the greatest heavyweight of my era, without a doubt. Number one, numero uno. Look what I’ve done.
“I’ve came to America my last six fights and fought the most devastating puncher in the history of our sport. Not once, not twice, but three times. Danger, danger man.”