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The British boxer Tyson Fury has beaten American fighter Deontay Wilder in their WBC heavyweight showdown in Las Vegas.

Fury dominated throughout the rematch at the MGM Grand arena before Wilder’s corner threw in the towel in the seventh round.

“Deontay Wilder came here tonight, really showed the heart of a champion, I hit him with a clean right hand and he got back up and battled on into round seven – he is a warrior, he will be back, he will be a champion again, but I will say the king has returned to the top of the throne,” said Fury after the bout.

Tyson Fury - the new WBC king
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The new WBC king

The victory comes 14 months after the Mancunian’s controversial draw with Wilder – when he outboxed the WBC champion only for two knockdowns to deny him the famous green belt.

Fury vowed to take the fight to Wilder – and he did just that, flooring the champion twice and completely dominating the action.

Boxing - Deontay Wilder v Tyson Fury - WBC Heavyweight Title - The Grand Garden Arena at MGM Grand, Las Vegas, United States - February 22, 2020 Tyson Fury in action against Deontay Wilder
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Fury dominated Wilder throughout the rematch

A right hand which landed near Wilder’s left ear saw the champion go down heavily in the third and in the fifth and a right to the head and left hook to the body had a tired Wilder down again.

He was up quickly but tired as Fury looked to bring about a conclusive finish. Wilder was in a sorry state by the start of the seventh.

Another left hook had him hurt and all he could offer was his trademark, lazy, looping right hand. Fury pinned him in the corner and the towel came in to anoint a new world heavyweight champion.

Tyson Fury enters the ring in the Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas
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Fury entered the ring looking like a king in the Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas

Fury, dubbed the “Gypsy King”, entered the arena held aloft on a throne by handlers, a royal robe around his shoulders and a crown on his head as the song Crazy by Patsy Cline played.

Deontay Wilder enters the ring prior to the Heavyweight bout for Wilder's WBC and Fury's lineal heavyweight title against Tyson Fury on February 22, 2020 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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Wilder wore a glittery mask when he went into the ring

Wilder followed a few minutes later, his face hidden behind a glittery mask and a rapper in front of him.

Both fighters were guaranteed $5m (£3.85m) for the bout but could make $40m (£30m) or so if the fight performs well on pay-per-view.

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