The Gypsy King has retained his heavyweight crown with an 11th-round knockout of Deontay Wilder before a delirious crowd of 15,820 at the T-Mobile Arena.
“I’m the best fighter in the world and he’s the second-best,” says Fury after the fight, which contained five knockdowns in total (and nine overall in the trilogy).
He adds: “I was hurt, he’s a tough man … it was a great fight tonight, worthy of the best trilogies. I pray for (Wilder), so God will soften his heart.”
Wilder has left the ring and disappeared into the tunnel, but not before holding up his right hand with a smile to salute them.
The result establishes Fury’s supremacy over his American opponent once and for all after their first fight ended in a split draw and their second in a knockout win for the Briton.
In the build-up to Saturday’s fight, Wilder had accused Fury of underhanded tactics in the second fight. But Fury’s second successive victory leaves little room for doubt over who is the superior fighter.