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  Tyson Unleashes Fury To Destroy Wilder In 7th; Plus Full Undercard Results From Las Vegas

By William Trillo @ Ringside
Photos: German Villasenor

 

Heavyweight Deontay Wilder (42-1-1, 41 KO’s) was completely dominated by Tyson Fury (30-0-1, 21 KO’s) on Saturday night in Las Vegas. It was a one-sided affair that exposed every single one of Wilder’s numerous flaws. Fury did exactly what he said he was going to do. That is, he brought the fight to Wilder in a calculated fashion as he stalked, feinted, jabbed, attacked to the body and overpowered Wilder with ease.

In the third round a crisp one-two combination sent Wilder sprawling into the corner and down. That left-hand Fury delivered to the ear of Wilder put Deontay on “Queer Street” for the remainder of the night. He was never the same after that.
 

In round five a wicked body shot from Fury sent Wilder crumbling down again. Looking to finish the fight an overzealous Fury was deducted a point for hitting after a break. It was a moot point at best and wouldn’t stop the Fury onslaught that was soon to follow.

Looking like a drunken sailor in round six Wilder stumbled around the ring looking to stay out of the way of any huge Fury blows. Somehow, he was able to survive the round but Wilders reign was about to come to an end in round seven.
 

Truthfully the corner should have stopped the bout after six but with valor being the better part of discretion, they pulled the stool out from under Wilder and sent him out there for more. This time Fury was all over Wilder bludgeoning him across the squared circle into the corner for a good beating. It was at that time the towel was thrown in from Wilders corner. It was over at the 1:22 mark of round seven.
The crowd went berserk as Wilder stumbled to his corner in a state of confusion.

The Bronze Bombers reign is over. Tyson Fury made it clear he is the most dominant force in The Heavyweight Division. This was a dominant victory for the Brit who might have had to to hire help to carry all his belts out of the arena.
 

On the victory Fury stated, “I hit him with a clean right that dropped him and he got back up. He is a warrior. He will be back. He will be champion again. But I will say, the king has returned to the top of the throne!”

Wilder had been making a career out of a thunderous right hand and some very hand picked opponents for a long time. Never once did he face a legitimate test, there was always a catch.
 

Saturday night he met a real challenge and what did we see? A fighter who does not like to get pressured, a fighter with only one punch in his repertoire, a fighter who pulls straight back with his chin straight up in the air and a fighter with some very wobbly legs that collapse under pressure.

Those in the know saw the truth about Deontay years ago but when you are fighting the likes of a 50 year old has-been (twice) and a guy whose amateur record was being a soccer hooligan etc. etc. it’s easy to perpetrate fraud on the casual fan.
 

Hopefully fans can see a bit more clearly now. In case they didn’t they should have a gander at the final tallies. Please be aware Wilder won one round on one judges scorecards, after that it was all Fury, all the time. Are your eyes open now?

Likewise let’s hope than fans saw and appreciated what the big man Fury did in Las Vegas. That was a brilliant performance that will go down as one of the best in recent Heavyweight Championship history.
 

It was revealed at the postfight press conference that the rematch clause states that Wilder has 30 days to decide whether or not he wants to do this again with Fury. If Las Vegas was making odds on his decision I’m laying down a Saw Buck that he chooses to take a pass on the trilogy.

I’ve come to the conclusion that being a participant in the Semi-Main Event of a highly anticipated “Sin City” fight is akin to a death sentence. The Las Vegas crowd normally doesn’t bother to start rolling in until about midway through the co-feature. Hey, there are bets to be made and shooters to be inhaled, cmon!! Let’s call it the “walk-in” bout.

Heavyweights Charles Martin (28-2-1, 25 KO’s) and Gerald Washington (20-4-1, 13 KO’s) fell victim to the curse Saturday night. If fighting in this slot is a Death Sentence then having to cover it was like a Life Sentence in Solitaire. Good grief this fight was not entertaining. Thank goodness Martin cracked Washington with a crisp punch in the sixth round that brought a halt to the sentence. I am waiting for someone to tell me how this was a title eliminator of any kind.

Super Bantamweight Emanuel Navarrete (31-1, 27 KO’s) is a relentless predator. Jeo Santisima (19-3, 16 KO’s) is very formidable prey. That equated to an 11 round beating for Santisima. Navarrete’s style is nothing short of must see boxing. His fan friendly attack makes for great action. Boxing needs more guys like this. With the stoppage at the 2:20 mark of 11 Navarrete retains the World Boxing Organization World Super Bantam Title.

Welterweight Amir Imam (22-3, 19 KO’s) might have been the odds-on favorite in Las Vegas but Javier Molina (22-2, 9 KO’s) ruined that show with a very fine performance in this eight round special. Molina stayed composed throughout the battle looking like a seasoned veteran. On the other hand Imam, who had eyes on a rematch with Champ Jose Ramirez, looked confused and desperate. The former Olympian team Molina put it all together to get an impressive win with unanimous scores of 79-73 and 78-74 twice.

Welterweight Subriel Matias (15-1, 15 KO’s) came into this fight as the highly touted KO artist but Petros Ananyan (15-2-2, 7 KO’s) wasn’t impressed nor did he buy into the hype. In a proverbial a “phone booth” fight Ananyan took everything Matias had to offer and did not relent.

By the seventh round Natias was spent and went down. Had it not been for the ref buying Matias some unwarranted time the fight would have been over. Instead Matias made it through the round and to the end of the ten-round war. Ananyan not only never went down but went on to take a unanimous decision victory by scores of 96-93 and 95-94 twice.

Super Welterweight Sebastian Fundora (14-0-1, 9 KO’s) used his supioer height and reach advantage to score a clear cut unanimous decision over Daniel Lewis (6-1, 4 KO’s). In the early goings Lewis bloodied the nose of Fundora but one the tall fighter got a feel for the pocket he was in complete control. Final scores in favor of Lewis read 97-93, 98-92 and 99-91.

After the battle Fundora said, "I think it was a fair decision and a good fight. There were a lot of hard punches. I knew he would be tough. When they told me I was fighting an Olympian, I knew it would be a tough fight. He probably had more experience than me, but we prepared the right way and got the win.

In a battle of talented Lightweights Gabriel Flores Jr (17-0, 6 KO’s) stayed undefeated with a unanimous decision victory over Matt Conway (17-2, 7 KO’s). Flores kept an ever-charging Conway at bay with a good quick hands and movement all night long. Final scores in favor of Flores read 80-71 twice and 79-72.

In somewhat of a foul-fest Featherweight Isaac Lowe (20-0-3, 6 KO’s) took it to Alberto Guevara (27-6, 12 0KO’s) in a dirty ten round fight. Final scores of 96-87 twice and 95-88 gave Lowe the unanimous decision nod.

Teen sensation Welterweight Vito Mielnicki Jr (5-0, 4 KO’s) put a good old fashioned beat-down on Corey Champion (1-3, 1 KO) in this four round fight. Vito dropped Champion late in round two but the fallen fighter survived the round. Vito went on to take the battle on all cards 40-34 and 40-35 twice to give him the unanimous decision victory.

In the opening bout of the night Super Lightweight Rolando Romero (11-0, 10 KO’s) needed less than two rounds of work to dispatch Arturs Ahmetovs (5-1, 2 KO’s). Romero put Ahmetovs down on his back early in round two and dropped him again right after that before the bout was brought to an end at the 1:22 mark.



 

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