Britain’s Tyson Fury defeated American boxer Deontay Wilder of Alabama on Saturday night in Las Vegas to capture the WBC heavyweight title.
Fury, whose previous fight with Wilder ended in a draw in Los Angeles in 2018, knocked down Wilder in the third and fifth rounds — and dominated the bout until Wilder’s team threw in the towel during the seventh round, according to the Associated Press.
Tyson Fury, of Britain, lands a right to Deontay Wilder during a WBC heavyweight championship boxing match Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, in Las Vegas. (Asssociated Press)
Video posted on social media appeared to show Fury trying to lick blood off Wilder’s neck during the fight.
CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP
The loss — in Wilder’s 11th defense of the championship he won in 2015 — was his first in 44 fights, the AP reported.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.