LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - FEBRUARY 22:  Tyson Fury knocks down Deontay Wilder in the fifth during their Heavyweight bout for Wilder's WBC and Fury's lineal heavyweight title on February 22, 2020 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - FEBRUARY 22: Tyson Fury knocks down Deontay Wilder in the fifth during their Heavyweight bout for Wilder's WBC and Fury's lineal heavyweight title on February 22, 2020 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Tyson Fury savages Deontay Wilder

We don't deserve the Gypsy King.

Tyson Fury confirmed his status as one of sport's great entertainers and the greatest heavyweight of his generation with a savage beatdown of Deontay Wilder in their heavyweight rematch.

Fury (30-0-1) won by seventh round TKO - after Wilder's corner threw in the towel - to win the WBC title and retain the lineal championship.

And he did it with ease. "The king has returned," Fury said.

From dancing pre-fight in the changerooms, to entering the arena dressed as a king on an Egyptian-style litter and capping his victory by singing American Pie to the crowd, Fury was remarkably relaxed as he faced a man rated as one of the hardest punchers in history.

He started the fight on the front foot and began dominating Wilder, before knocking him down with a right hand in the third.

From there it was one-way traffic as a wobbly Wilder needed all of his energy to remain upright and barely landed a punch.

His corner had seen enough after he was pinned in the corner in the seventh round and despite Wilder's protests it seemed a smart decision.

It was the first loss for Wilder in 44 fights, and it came in the 11th defence of the title he won in 2015.

"The best man won tonight, I make no excuses ... but I wish my corner would have let me go out on my shield, I'm a warrior," Wilder said.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - FEBRUARY 22: Tyson Fury knocks down Deontay Wilder during their Heavyweight bout for Wilder's WBC and Fury's lineal heavyweight title on February 22, 2020 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.   Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP
== FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY ==
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - FEBRUARY 22: Tyson Fury knocks down Deontay Wilder during their Heavyweight bout for Wilder's WBC and Fury's lineal heavyweight title on February 22, 2020 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP == FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY ==

The one-sided nature of the fight left no doubt about who was the better man after they fought out a controversial draw in late 2018.

Fury had the upperhand for most of that fight too - although he didn't do as much damage - before being floored with a hellacious punch in the final round and needing a miraculous recovery to escape a KO.

Wilder reportedly has a rematch clause but a trilogy bout can hopefully wait until Fury meets fellow Brit Anthony Joshua in what would be a huge spectacle in the UK and allow one of them to unite every belt in the division.

Joshua's promoter Eddie Hearn offered hope to boxing fans by reacting to Fury's win with this tweet: "No need for a third let's go straight to it in the Summer! #undisputed."

Tyson Fury, of England, celebrates after defeating Deontay Wilder in a WBC heavyweight championship boxing match Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)
Tyson Fury, of England, celebrates after defeating Deontay Wilder in a WBC heavyweight championship boxing match Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)
British boxer Tyson Fury celebrates after defeating US boxer Deontay Wilder in the seventh round during their World Boxing Council (WBC) Heavyweight Championship Title boxing match at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on February 22, 2020. (Photo by Mark RALSTON / AFP)
British boxer Tyson Fury celebrates after defeating US boxer Deontay Wilder in the seventh round during their World Boxing Council (WBC) Heavyweight Championship Title boxing match at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on February 22, 2020. (Photo by Mark RALSTON / AFP)
Tyson Fury, right, of England, hits Deontay Wilder during a WBC heavyweight championship boxing match Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)
Tyson Fury, right, of England, hits Deontay Wilder during a WBC heavyweight championship boxing match Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)


Creative way to bring Crow Street to you

premium_icon Creative way to bring Crow Street to you

The hamper was created so people can enjoy the beloved event from the comfort of...

Beautician finds positives during forced closure

premium_icon Beautician finds positives during forced closure

Despite the difficulty of closing her business, this business owner looks forward...

Airlines reduce flights to Gladstone

premium_icon Airlines reduce flights to Gladstone

A QANTAS spokesman says the airline had reduced flights in and out of Gladstone...