05:51am “Tyson Fury”
“All praise to Jesus Christ. I want to pay credit to Deontay Wilder. I hit him with a right and he got back, he is a warrior and he will be back and he will be a champion again.
“05:49am “Deontay Wilder”
“My corner threw in the towel but I was ready to go out on my shield. There is no excuses. I am a warrior and I wanted to go back out on my shield. I will come back even stronger the next time around. This is what big time boxing is, the best must fight the best.”
Gracious in defeat. “Haye”
“A fight like that takes a lot out of you. He got battered. A sustain beating, big concusive shots from a big 6 foot 9 man. It is not good when you see blood coming out of a boxer’s ear.”
Fury produced a stunning performance in Las Vegas, dropping Wilder twice before the American’s team threw in the towel in the seventh round.
He hands Wilder the first loss of his professional career and ends his five-year reign as champion, sealing his own return to the summit of boxing.
Fury bullied the man widely regarded as one of the biggest punchers the division has ever seen, nullifying the threat that had seen Wilder rack up 41 knockout wins from 43 fights.
Wilder hit the canvas for just the second time in his career in the third round with Fury coming within seconds of sealing the contest early with a jab and a swift right hand.