In their third meeting WBC World Heavyweight champion Tyson “The Gypsy King’ Fury knocked out former WBC World champion Deontay “Bronze Bomber” Wilder in 11 exciting rounds at the T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, coming off the canvas twice Saturday promoted by Tom Brown (TGB Promotions), Frank Warren Promotions and Bob Arum (Top Rank) over FOX PPV.
In the Main Event WBC World Heavyweight champion Tyson “The Gypsy King” Fury 31-0-1 (22), #277, of UK living in Anderson, NV, stopped former Olympic Bronze Medalist and WBC World champion Deontay “Bronze Bomber” Wilder, 42-2-1 (41), #238, of Tuscaloosa, AL, at 1:10 of the eleventh round of a scheduled 12.
In the first round it was all Wilder until the final seconds when Fury landed a right on the side of the neck of Wilder. In the second round Fury tied up Wilder stopping any big offense. In the third round Fury had Wilder on the ropes landing a right followed by a left on the chin and down went Wilder for an 8-count by referee Russell Mora. In the fourth round Wilder landed a right dropping Fury. He was up at 8 from referee Mora. Wilder went after him landing a chopping right for another knockdown.
In the fifth and sixth rounds Fury came back to outwork Wilder. In the seventh round with a minute left Fury hurt Wilder with a right on the chin. Wilder came back with rights and Fury countered with both hands pushing wilder to the ropes. In the eighth round with a minute left Fury landed a big right on the chin rocking Wilder. In the ninth round the ring physician came in to examine the right hand of Wilder. Fury was all over him for the most part of the round.
In the tenth round with a little over a minute left Fury had Wilder hurt from a right on the chin. In the final twenty seconds it was Wilder hurting Fury with right after right until the bell.
In the eleventh round Fury landed two big rights on the chin then a left and a right knocking Wilder onto the ropes and down and trying to get up to no avail.
This writer had Fury up 96-91 through ten rounds. He outlanded Wilder two to one overall.
“Like the great John Wayne said I’m made of iron and steel. I want to thank my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He was strong and knocked me down but my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ allowed me to get up. Like I said I’m the best heavyweight in the world and he’s the second best. This will go down in history as a great fight. Thanks to my trainer Sugar Hill Detroit’s own. He said to land that right down the middle and it worked. When the chips are down I can always come back. Thanks to Bob Arum and Frank Warren,” said Fury. Then he sang “Put on the Blue Suede Shoes!”
In the co-feature Heavyweight Sweden’s Robert “The Nordic Nightmare” Helenius, 31-3 (19), #246, of Mariehamn, Finland, won by DQ over Adam “Babyface” Kownacki, 20-2 (15), #258, of Lomza, POL, and Brooklyn, NY, at 2:38 of the sixth round of a scheduled 12 rounds.
In the third round a right from Helenius on the chin had Kownacki hurt and left eye near closed. In the fourth round with Kownacki coming forward Helenius landed left uppercuts to chin and counter rights. In the fifth round Kownacki lost a point with continuous low blows. In the sixth round after another Kownacki low blow referee Celestino Ruiz wisely called a halt disqualifying Kownacki.
Heavyweight Efe Ajagba, 15-1 (12), #237, of Ughelli, Nigeria, lost to WBC Continental and WBO NABO champ Frank “The Cuban Flash” Sanchez, 19-0 (13), #240, of Cuba and Miami, FL, who scored a knockdown over 10 dull rounds.
In the first two rounds little were thrown with Ajagba having an edge. In the third round Sanchez started landing countering rights on the chin of Ajagba. In the fourth and fifth rounds the crowd got restless with not enough action in the ring though Sanchez the busier.
In the sixth round Ajagba countered a miss from Sanchez whose gloves touched the canvas but referee Mike Ortega called it a slip. In the seventh round Sanchez landed a right on the chin dropping Ajagba but followed up with a left hook while down getting warning from referee Ortega. In the eighth and ninth rounds Sanchez outworked Ajagba. In the tenth and final round Ajagba needing a possible knockout out landed Sanchez in a close round but never came close to landing knockout punch.
Scores were 97-92 twice and 98-91 with this writer 95-94.
Featherweight Two-time Olympic Gold Medalist southpaw Robeisy Ramirez, 8-1 (4), #126, of Cuba and Gulfport, FL, defeated southpaw Orlando “Capu” Gonzalez Ruiz, 17-1 (10), #126, of Aguadilla, PR, over 10 rounds.
Super Middleweight Edgar “The Chosen One” Berlanga, 18-0 (16), #168, of PR and New York, NY, came off the canvas to win a close decision over Marcelo “El Terrible” E. Coceres, 30-3-1 (16), #166.5, of San Jorge, Sante Fe, Argentina, PA, over 10 rounds, for vacant NABO title.
In the first three rounds Berlanga chased and out landed Coceres with many power shots. In the fourth round Coceres had a better round with counter rights but not good enough to take it. In the fifth round a Coceres left uppercut knocked the head of Berlanga back halfway through the round. Berlanga had a cut on the scalp at the end of the round. In the sixth round Coceres hurt Berlanga with a right on the chin at the halfway mark taking another round.
In the seventh round Coceres continued moving and jabbing in a close round against a frustrated Berlanga who won his first sixteen fights by first round stoppage being taken far into the fight for the second straight time. In the ninth round with his right eye almost closed Coceres landed a counter overhand right on the chin of Berlanga dropping him in the final seconds. In the tenth and final round it was close but Coceres countered well against the oncoming Berlanga.
Scores were all 96-93 with this writer 95-94. Referee was Robert Hoyle.
Coming back after 21 months former WBA and IBF World Light Middleweight champion Julian “J Rock” Williams, 27-3-1 (16), #156.5, of Philadelphia, PA, was upset losing a split decision to southpaw Vladimir “24K” Hernandez, 13-4 (6), #153.5, of MEX and Stockton, CA, over 10 hard fought rounds.
In the first round both mixed it up well with Hernandez the aggressor but gut cut over the right eye. In the second round Williams landed numerous lead rights to the jaw rocking Hernandez a minute into the round. In the fifth round the ever oncoming Hernandez may have won his first round though receiving a cut over the left eye due to a clash of heads.
From the fifth through the eighth Hernandez seemed to have an edge. Williams may have punched himself out. Blood flowing from right eyebrow didn’t stop Hernandez from making every round a close one. In the ninth round Hernandez had Williams holding on halfway through the round outpunching him. In the tenth and final round it could have gone either way ending a great competitive fight!
Scores were 96-94 Williams while 96-94 and 97-93 for Hernandez. This writer had it 95-95. Referee was Kenny Bayless.
Heavyweight Jared “Big Baby” Anderson, 10-0 (10), #240, of Toledo, OH, stopped Vladimir Tereshkin, 22-1-1 (12), #256, of Russia and Las Vegas, NV, at 2:51 of the second round of a scheduled 8 rounds.
In the second round Anderson landed three rights on the chin having Tereshkin wobbling and out on his feet forcing referee Kenny Bayless to call a halt.
Heavyweight Viktor “Victor Faust” Vykhryst, 8-0 (6), #233, of Kiev, UKR, stopped Mike Marshall, 6-2-1 (4), #242, of Danbury, CT, at 1:49 in the third round of a scheduled 8 rounds.
In the second and third rounds Marshall was down.
Featherweight Bruce “Shu Shu” Carrington, 1-0 (0), #127, of Brooklyn, NY, defeated Cesar “El Matrix” Cantu, 3-2 (1), #127, of Westlaco, TX, over 4 rounds.
All scores 40-36.