Tyson Fury demolished Deontay Wilder in the 11th round in their heavyweight title in Las Vegas on Sunday morning to retain his WBC title.
The British heavyweight star was on the brink of defeat when he was floored twice in the fourth round, but staged a sensational recovery and dropped Wilder in the 10th, before inflicting a crushing knockout to retain his WBC belt.
Fury battered him for six rounds but Wilder would not give in.
Wilder gave his all and more, but still couldn’t stop Fury.
Fury will now no doubt have his eyes fixed on securing undisputed status, with Anthony Joshua set to rematch new WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO champion Oleksandr Usyk in early spring 2022, but he already believes he is the best heavyweight of this generation without that title.
Asked by BT Sport if he thought he had now made the step up from world champion to a boxing great, Fury replied: “100 per cent. Am I the greatest heavyweight of my era? Without a doubt.
“Number one, numero uno. Look what I’ve done, I’ve come to America in my last six fights, I’ve fought the most devastating puncher in the history of our sport not once, not twice but three times. Danger, danger man.”