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REACTION: World goes nuts as Gypsy King retains heavyweight title with epic win over Deontay Wilder

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10th October, 2021
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All hail the Gypsy King.

Tyson Fury has once again outlasted great rival Deontay Wilder in an epic, 11-round fight that we’ll be talking about for years to come.

Whether it’s the final blow that has been called the ‘KO of the year’, or the series of knockdowns leading up to it that saw the bout swing back and forth like a pendulum, the boxing world – and fans all over the globe – simply couldn’t get enough of it.

>> Fury vs Wilder: How epic fight unfolded

British presenter and iconic boxing commentator Adam Catterall led the chorus of tributes for the fight, describing it as ‘the best’ he’s ever seen.

But you didn’t need to be a boxing fan to know exactly how special it was, with NBA legend and another greatest of all time candidate in LeBron James among many to weight in with praise for the Gypsy King, and the quality of the Las Vegas fight.

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Hollywood (and combat) royalty also was left in awe, with Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson tweeting that the fight was ‘one of the greatest… I’ve ever seen.’

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Wilder’s stirring effort to stay on his feet despite a barrage of hits from Fury in the later rounds also didn’t go unnoticed.

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But Fury’s biggest fan was undoubtedly – and would we have it any other way? – himself.

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