This is the era of Tyson Fury. That much is certain after his eleventh-round victory over Deontay Wilder. Speaking exclusively to The UK Telegraph boxing correspondent Gareth A Davies in a nightclub after the bout, Fury said he has nothing left to prove in the sport.
Fury’s emphatic win against dangerous American leaves world in no doubt he is dominant force of current heavyweight crop
Tyson Fury claimed he had nothing more to prove after making himself the unquestionable dominant force of the current heavyweight era with an emphatic triumph against Deontay Wilder.
Barely an hour after his defence of the World Boxing Council heavyweight title in Las Vegas and Fury was already enjoying his deserved celebrations with family and friends at his after-party at the Hakkasan nightclub at the MGM Grand.
Apart from the dark marks under his eyes, it was barely noticeable that he had just been through a see-sawing, brutal battle of heart, guts and stamina, against an opponent who was not finished until he was rendered unconscious on the canvas from a massive right hand in the 11th round.
Immediately after the fight Fury had been asked whether he might consider retiring from this inherently dangerous sport, having etched himself further into history.
The fight fallout had seemingly already begun from the opposite camp with Wilder’s trainer Malik Scott saying the Bronze Bomber, who had snubbed Fury after their fight, had suffered a broken hand, finger and knuckle during the fight.
But Fury, breaking off from his celebrations to speak exclusively to Telegraph Sport, was determined to continue his own storyline. “You asked me something earlier. About retirement. What more have I got to prove?” said Fury, sitting shirtless on a corner sofa alongside wife Paris. “My biggest rival got beaten two weeks ago [Anthony Joshua] and I have just beaten the biggest puncher on the planet, I believe, three times.”