The WBC heavyweight championship is on the line at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.
Tonight (Saturday, December 1), reigning titleholder Deontay Wilder (40-0, 39 KOs) puts his belt and undefeated record on the line against former unified champion Tyson Fury (27-0, 19 KOs) in which is a fascinating stylistic match. with a lot of hype behind it. Wilder is coming off the biggest win of his career against Luis Ortiz in March, rallying after being nearly knocked out to brutally knock Ortiz out with his vaunted power. Fury earned some tune-ups after being out of boxing due to failing a drug test, substance abuse issues and mental health issues. In his last high-profile fight in 2015, Fury ended Wladimir Klitschko’s longtime reign, and he’ll be eager to hand ‘The Bronze Bomber’ his first defeat.
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Bloody Elbow is here to bring you detailed, turn-by-turn coverage and ongoing commentary of tonight’s mega-clash between two of the sport’s top heavyweights. The Showtime PPV begins at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT, and Wilder vs. Fury is scheduled to begin around 11:30 p.m. ET / 8:30 p.m. PT.
Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury – WBC Heavyweight Title
Round 1 – Wilder starts with a body shot. Right hand to the body and some wild punches from Wilder, as Fury clinch. Jab by Fury upstairs. Fury put his hands behind his back for a moment. A few punches thrown by Wilder, one lands cleanly then another clinch. Good series of jabs from Fury. Good right hand from Fury and an uppercut. Hard left hook by Wilder! They exchange blows. More quills from Fury. Wilder right hand ID dodged. Good right hand from Fury! They exchange big blows in the center of the ring! 10-9 Fury.
2nd round – Wilder is short of two jabs. Fury lands his. No big punches thrown so far at the midpoint. A 1-2 from Wilder as soon as I say that. Pointed right hand after a hit from Fury. More smirked by Fury. Triple hit. Body shot by Fury as Wilder misses on the counter. Both men land jabs. Wilder stalks with the wild right hand, misses badly, goes to the body and Fury holds. Very slow round as Wilder lands a right hand. 20-18 Fury.
Round 3 – Fury comes forward with another jab. The left hook connects for Fury. Wilder with a good left hand to Fury’s nose. Body shot by Fury and a good left hook to the body by Wilder. The crowd stirs. Wilder gets cut with a right hand after charging forward. Good body combo by Fury. Now he goes upstairs. Clinch ensues. Fury clearly lands a shot after the bell. 30-27 Fury.
Round 4 – Fury with more shots because he is on the front foot. Wilder’s right hand just misses. Fury’s left uppercut supports Wilder. Jabs land upstairs for both. Good defense from Fury so far. Quick jab and Wilder misses the counter, but scores with a body shot. Wilder swings and misses badly. Multiple jabs connect for Fury. Wilder throws a combination and grabs the air. Fury dodges a few punches, lands his own punches. Good shot from Wilder. 40-36 Fury.
Round 5 – Blood coming out of Fury’s nose, courtesy of a Wilder left in the previous round. Left hook blocked by Wilder. Lots of fakes from Fury then a left hook that misses. Wilder with the jab. Once again but in the body. Good shot again by Wilder. The crowd stirs. The left hook partially goes for Wilder. Fury’s suit primarily hits the arms. Fury ducks under a right hand and a left hand. Body shot by Wilder after Fury landed a few punches. Not much in there. 49-46 Fury.
Round 6 – Short inside left hand by Wilder. Jab to the body by Wilder. Fury with combination punches and passing a couple. Wilder’s left eye is swollen. Another exchange of blows. Nice jab from Fury. Chop right by Wilder and left. Uppercut from Fury to the chest. Wilder takes another hit. Good shot from Wilder, though. 59-55 Fury.
Round 7 – Voucher left by Wilder. Fury with a good right back. Nice right next to Fury again. Wilder directs a shot to the body. Hard right hand by Fury. And another catches Wilder’s eye. Wilder is now swinging towards the fences but can’t connect. He just misfires a few times before Fury snaps. Another wild right hand off target. Good left by Wilder. A lame 1-2 by Fury. Firmer right next to the thuds of Fury in Wilder’s face. Great jab from Wilder. Fury with a jab. Wilder misses more. 69-64 Fury.
Round 8 – Fury is so hard to hit. Wilder cut it but didn’t land many telltale blows. Wilder’s left hook grazes Fury’s forehead. Tyson fakes a bolo punch. Two stiff hits from Fury. Right hands over the top by Fury scores both. Hard body shot by Wilder…actually it’s low. Wilder takes it with a right hand but Fury just eats it. 79-73 Fury.
Round 9 – Slowly restart the lap. Wilder eats a jab. He tags Fury with a right hand and another. Right hand and left hook drop Fury! He’s back on his feet at 8 a.m.! Wilder ready to pounce. Throwing wild punches at Fury and Fury is decisive. Against left hand by Fury! Wilder goes to the finish and now Fury comes forward and scores Wilder! The windmill is missing on the right. Shorter straight lands for Wilder. Fury responds. Wilder is mocked. Fury backs him up with a jab. Right hand by Wilder. The round ends! 87-83 Fury.
Round 10 – Spicy right hand to Wilder’s guard. Stiff 1-2 by Fury. He got it with a counter left hook. Fury comes in with a right hand and lands. He talks to Wilder. A long jab lands for Fury. Good combination by Fury. He charges at Wilder but Deontay lands some good shots himself. Jab and right hand from Fury again. Wilder eats another big right hand. Seconds tick away as Fury and Wilder trade hay! 97-92 Fury.
Round 11 – It’s Fury with the jab. Lands another. Wilder should probably pick up the pace here. He’s countered, then Wilder is on the attack and Fury dives and dodges and lands a right hand in the clinch. Jab and an uppercut from Fury, but he held Wilder’s head and got warned. Left hook from Wilder then the next one just misses. Sneak left by Fury. Fury attacking and fending off Wilder. 107-101 Fury.
Round 12 – Fury is shot down with a big blow! He gets up at 9 a.m.! That’s Wilder’s luck. Big left hook by Wilder! Fury clings desperately! Wilder for the finish. He has 90 seconds left! Big right hand from Fury!! Wilder sensed that and they went off the hook again. Fury tag Wilder now! I think Fury cleaned up the cobwebs. Jab by Fury. Two-hit combination by Fury. Now he lets go of his hands! Fifteen seconds while the two men seem exhausted. Right hand by Wilder! Time expires! What a dramatic ending! 115-111 Fury.
Official result: Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury ends in a draw (115-111, 112-114, 113-113), Wilder remains WBC heavyweight champion
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