Tyson Fury has knocked out Deontay Wilder to become new WBC heavyweight champion of the world.
The British boxer stopped the American boxer in after 1:39 seconds in the 7th of the fight scheduled to travel 12 rounds at the MGM Grand in in Las Vegas, USA, early Sunday.
Wilder knocked Fury down twice, with the Briton somehow making a remarkable recovery from the second of those knockdowns to get back to his feet in an incredible final round.
The Briton was dominant throughout and won every round with a spectacular performance in his rematch with the previously unbeaten American.
The pair drew their first bout 15 months ago and Fury remains unbeaten after claiming the WBC world title.
A superb swinging left hook rocked Wilder again in the last five seconds of the sixth. His corner threw in the towel and the refree stopped the fight in the seventh round.
Wilder had his lip bleeding heavily while blood oozed from his right ear and his feet wobbled right from round three when he first went down.
“The best man won on the night. My coach threw in the towel but I’m ready to go out on my shield.
“I had a lot of things go on coming into this fight but it is what it is.
“I just wish my corner would have let me go out on my shield, I’m a warrior. But he [Fury] did what he did and there’s no excuses,” Wilder said after the fight.