Deontay Wilder Tyson Fury

In dominating and impressive fashion, Tyson Fury showed why he just might be the baddest man on the planet.

Fury retained his lineal heavyweight title and added more belts to his collection, stopping Deontay Wilder Saturday night in Las Vegas.

“The king has returned to his throne,” the unbeaten Fury stated after the finish.

Having never lost the title, Fury showed why he could be the best heavyweight of his generation. The end of the fight came in the seventh round after Wilder had been bruised, battered and dropped twice.

The first knockdown came in the third when Fury landed with a right. He again put the previously unbeaten Wilder on the canvas in the fifth with a body shot.

Tyson Fury: ‘The King Has Returned To His Throne’

Despite wanting to continue, and protesting the stoppage, Wilder admitted defeat afterwards.

“I wish my corner would have let me go out on my shield,” he said. “He did what he did. There’s no excuses.”

Fury ended the 10-fight title defense reign of Wilder. The two fought to a draw in their first meeting.

“He manned up and he really did show the heart of a champion,” Fury said of Wilder. “He’s a warrior. He will be back, he will be champion again; but the king has returned.”

The attendance was announced at a sellout of 15,816 with the live gate totaling almost $17 million. That mark set a new Nevada and heavyweight record for live gate total.

Stay tuned to FightLine on The Mix as we will have more from Fury vs. Wilder and the entire card.

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