The ‘Gypsy King’ floored Wilder in the third round only to twice hit the canvas himself in the fourth, and was ultimately saved by the bell as the ‘Bronze Bomber’ moved in for the kill.
Fury, 33, recovered to dominate the latter stages of the fight though, finally ending the American’s resilience in the 11th round by knocking him down for a third time.
The clash has been lauded by fans and pundits alike, and ‘Iron’ Mike Tyson appears to agree it was a fight for the ages.
The 55-year-old tweeted his approval, saying “Fury vs Wilder fight will go down as one of greatest.
“Not for skill but for action and excitement. That fight was all guts, heart and determination. Everybody won Saturday night. The fight was bigger than the hype. Both of them reached all time great status.”
Fury’s win ensured he retained his WBC and Ring Magazine heavyweight titles, and the night was the culmination of an enthralling trilogy between him and Wilder.
Their first bout in December 2018 ended in a draw before Fury prevailed in style 14 months later, stopping Wilder in the seventh round.
After that fight, the American sacked coach Mark Breland in favour of Malik Scott – and although the change didn’t avenge his previous defeat Tyson clearly felt it benefitted the 35-year-old.
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“Wilder’s coach Malik Scott won the night with great coaching.” he continued.
“When you are an amateur you have a coach, they nurture you, guide you and are with you every step of the way.
“Once you turn pro you get a trainer. A trainer is in your life as long as the checks are coming.”
And ‘The Baddest Man on the Planet’ wasn’t done with the poignant tweets there, finishing with “A coach is with you for the rest of your life. A coach feels every punch you take and give too.”
Fury’s focus will now turn to his next opponent, with a long anticipated bout with Anthony Joshua off the cards in the immediate future after he triggered his rematch clause with Oleksandr Usyk.
The mandatory challenger for his WBC crown is fellow British fighter Dillian Whyte, and providing he comes through his bout with Otto Wallin on October 30, will be in line to face the unbeaten Fury.