Former WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder has picked his three best ever knockouts and surprisingly included Tyson Fury in his list despite the fact he has never beaten ‘The Gypsy King’
‘The Bronze Bomber’ was viewed by many as lucky to escape with a draw when he first fought Fury back in 2018. The Englishman was able to dictate the majority of the fight but was dropped on two occasions. In the final round, Fury has down heavy but managed to get back to his feet before the 10-count.
In the rematch, Fury left no doubt as he dominated Wilder from the start and ultimately forced the stoppage in round seven of their February 2020 rematch.
During an interview with Marcus Watson on Instagram, Wilder spoke about his “coldest knockouts”.
“I’m gonna give you the ones that pop out in my mind,” Wilder said.
“Bermane Stiverne II. I transformed, I had an outer experience with him. It was so crazy. Artur Szpilka, Szpilka was another one. And the 12th round knockout of Fury, because I definitely knocked his ass out…I won that fight hands down.
“Not only with me knocking him out and the ref giving him more time because he felt like it would be the right thing to do because of the type of fight that it was.
“It was a highly anticipated fight, had a lot on the line and sometimes these referees go out of their character feeling like, ‘I’mma do what’s best for the sport,’ instead of what is in the rules,” Wilder continued.
“I definitely knocked him out. The referee was Jack Reiss and if you go back and look at any of his fights, he stops a lot of fights early.
“Sometimes they don’t even get to get up and he’s waving it off.
“When I knocked Fury out I literally seen it with my own self, that’s one of the reasons why I was so surprised.
“Not only with the count, but I seen this man’s eyes rolled back into his head, that’s how this s*** was.
“I seen his veins popping out his head and I knew he had a concussion,” Wilder concluded. “He was gone, that’s a wave off, period.”
Do you agree with Deontay Wilder? Did he knock out Tyson Fury?