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Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury report
Who won Wilder vs Fury II?
Tyson Fury beat Deontay Wilder by technical knockout in the 7th round on Saturday 22nd February 2020 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
This contest was for the unified heavyweight championship of the world, with the WBC & The Ring belts on the line.
Also, on the undercard Charles Martin was victorious over Gerald Washington, Emanuel Navarrete beat Jeo Santisima for the WBO World Junior Featherweight belt, Sebastian Fundora defeated Daniel Lewis and Amir Imam was defeated by Javier Molina.
Wilder vs Fury II stats
Deontay Wilder stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 42 wins, zero loses and 1 draw, 41 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Tyson Fury made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 29 wins and 1 draw, with 20 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Wilder had a large advantage in power over Fury, boosting at 98% knock out percentage over Fury's 69%.
Deontay Wilder was the older man by 3 years, at 37 years old.
Fury had a height advantage of 2 inches over Wilder. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Both Deontay Wilder & Tyson Fury fought out of an orthodox stance.
Wilder's experience as a professional fighter was relatively equal to Fury's, having had 13 more fights, and made his debut in 2008, 21 days earlier than Fury, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He had fought 58 less professional rounds, 162 to Fury's 220.
Tyson Fury was ranked number 1 by the WBC in the 201lb division.
Wilder vs Fury II form
Deontay Wilder had stopped all of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Gerald Washington on 25th February 2017 by technical knockout in the 5th round in their WBC World Heavyweight championship fight at Legacy Arena, Birmingham, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Chris Arreola on 16th July 2016 by technical knockout in the 8th round in their WBC World Heavyweight championship fight at Legacy Arena, Birmingham.
Going into that contest, he had won against Artur Szpilka on 16th January 2016 by knockout in the 9th round in their WBC World Heavyweight championship fight at Barclays Center, New York.
Before that, he had beat Johann Duhaupas on 26th September 2015 by technical knockout in the 11th round in their WBC World Heavyweight championship fight at Legacy Arena, Birmingham.
He had defeated Eric Molina on 13th June 2015 by knockout in the 9th round in their WBC World Heavyweight championship fight at Bartow Arena, Birmingham.
Fury remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Otto Wallin on 14th September 2019 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Tom Schwarz on 15th June 2019 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had drawn with Deontay Wilder on 1st December 2018 by split draw in their 12 round contest in their WBC World Heavyweight championship fight at Staples Center, LA.
Before that, he had defeated Francesco Pianeta on 18th August 2018 by points in the 10th round at Windsor Park, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.
He had beat Sefer Seferi on 9th June 2018 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Manchester Arena, Manchester.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Tyson Fury had been fighting more than Deontay Wilder.
Going to this contest, Deontay Wilder had last fought 6 years, 3 months and 3 days ago, while Tyson Fury's last outing had been 3 years, 8 months and 14 days ago.
Wilder's last 5 fights had come over a period of 7 years, 11 months and 15 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 7 months and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 42 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.4 rounds on average.
Fury's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 11 months and 19 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 28 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 40 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8 rounds on average.
What time did Wilder vs Fury II start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:30 PM EST / 8:30 PM PST at MGM Grand, Las Vegas, United States, which was around 4:30 AM GMT in the UK.
Who broadcast Wilder vs Fury II?
The ESPN PPV show is expected to begin at 7:30 PM EST / 4:30 PM PST. The BT Sport Box Office broadcast of the card is expected to start at 12:00 AM (BTS).
What were the odds on Wilder vs Fury II?
Deontay Wilder was a 11/4 (+280) underdog going into the contest, while Tyson Fury made his way into the ring at 7/25 (-360) with oddsmakers.
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