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The Rock called Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder ‘one of the greatest fights he’s ever seen’, Conor McGregor hailed both men as ‘warriors’ while Lennox Lewis, Mike Tyson and even Jake Paul were amazed by what they saw in the ring

The Rock called Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder ‘one of the greatest fights he’s ever seen’, Conor McGregor hailed both men as ‘warriors’ while Lennox Lewis, Mike Tyson and even Jake Paul were amazed by what they saw in the ring
For those in the UK who stayed up to catch the action from Las Vegas in the early hours of Sunday morning, well done – you saw one of the greatest boxing matches of all time. Tyson Fury retained his WBC title in spectacular fashion by knocking out Deontay Wilder and the world was in…

For those in the UK who stayed up to catch the action from Las Vegas in the early hours of Sunday morning, well done – you saw one of the greatest boxing matches of all time.

Tyson Fury retained his WBC title in spectacular fashion by knocking out Deontay Wilder and the world was in awe.

Fury sent Wilder to the floor three times and boxing fans wild

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Fury sent Wilder to the floor three times and boxing fans wild

It was Fury’s first defence of his WBC belt and was a fearsome message to the division

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It was Fury’s first defence of his WBC belt and was a fearsome message to the division

Adam Catterall, who was ringside as talkSPORT brought you live coverage of the heavyweight bout, was stunned by what he saw.

“I’ve witnessed some fights from ringside in my time but THAT was the best of the lot,” he said. “Wow.”

Fury’s promoter, Frank Warren, went one step further as he dissected the instant classic live on talkSPORT from Las Vegas.

“It was historic, wasn’t it? I’ve got to be honest, that’s the best live heavyweight fight I’ve ever seen.

“It was just amazing. Both of them showed such courage, they’re true warriors and it takes two guys to make a fight like that.

“Tyson has now established himself as the best heavyweight of his generation.”

So what did others think? Here, talkSPORT looks at what people who watched or listened to it had to say.

Former cruiserweight champion Tony Bellew echoed what Warren told talkSPORT.

“Tyson Fury done brilliant,” he tweeted. “The danger was in front of him all night long and he figured it out.

“Wilder showed immense amounts of bravery which can never ever be questioned! There is some interesting matches out there for Fury and Wilder. Both reputations grew tonight!”

There were plenty of celebrities in the arena to see the historic night, including Shaquille O’Neal and Jeremy Renner

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There were plenty of celebrities in the arena to see the historic night, including Shaquille O’Neal and Jeremy Renner

Boxing has had some magnificent trilogies and this surely has to be up there.

Hollywood star and wrestling legend Dwayne Johnson, aka The Rock, labelled it ‘one of the greatest fights I’ve ever seen’, while basketball icon LeBron James called it a ‘classic’, as did boxing great Andre Ward.

British boxing legend Lennox Lewis congratulated Fury in his dressing room and then hailed the pedigree of the heavyweight division, while George Foreman told fans to forget about himself, Joe Frazier and even Mike Tyson. “It’s all about Fury and Wilder. They put on the best heavyweight title fight ever,” he wrote on Twitter.

Tyson, himself, also weighed in with his thoughts.

Gary Neville, Alan Shearer and Usain Bolt were among other sporting legends to pay tribute to Fury’s performance.

UFC superstar Conor McGregor, meanwhile, paid tribute to both men, calling them ‘warriors’ and offered his congratulations to Fury.

YouTube sensation turned boxer Jake Paul also reacted, joking Fury had now earned the right to fight him.

Tyson Fury done brilliant! The danger was in front of him all night long an he figured it out. Wilder showed immense amounts of bravery which can never ever be questioned! There is some interesting matches out there for Fury and Wilder! Both reputations grew tonight! #FuryWilder3

— Tony Bellew (@TonyBellew) October 10, 2021

That was one of the greatest fights I’ve ever seen.

#1

#2

And #1 is undefeated going in.

Congrats to my friend & champion @Tyson_Fury

What a beautiful & resilient performance.

What a “on the shield” heart @BronzeBomber has.

I was inspired tonight by both men🛡 #FuryWilder3

— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) October 10, 2021

Their skill levels are unique but very close. A great heavyweight trilogy that was. I love when it gets set for certain and both have an honorable showing. Not the fam in the ring fake celebrating after a freak injury etc etc you know the gig, God bless the real in this world.

— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) October 10, 2021

Congrats Tyson and Paris. Me and Dee are so happy for you and the kids. Congrats Deontay and Telli also. Was great meeting you guys recently. A real proud showing that was, and could have went either way. Amazing! Happy Sunday now today with the cheddar and the memory’s God bless

— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) October 10, 2021

Foreman, Frazier even Tyson: forget about us all; It’s a new day and it’s all about Tyson Fury and Wilder. They put on the best ( Heavyweight) title Fite ever. https://t.co/luPAH1wYtT

— George Foreman (@GeorgeForeman) October 12, 2021

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 & determination. Everybody won Saturday night. The fight was bigger than the hype. Both of them reached all time great status…

— Mike Tyson (@MikeTyson) October 12, 2021

Big Respect to Fury and Wilder. They both played their part in a modern day Heavyweight Boxing classic ! #Epic

— Andre S.O.G. Ward (@andreward) October 10, 2021

#FuryWilder3 was a crackin’ fight and puts the definitive stamp on this trilogy. The story of the heavyweight division right now is PEDIGREE. Big up to @Tyson_Fury on a great win.

— Lennox Lewis, CBE, CM (@LennoxLewis) October 10, 2021

What. A. Fight.

Two absolute warriors with hearts of a gazillion lions.

Congrats Champ @Tyson_Fury on a magnificent win – I thought you were done in the 4th, but you’re never done.

And huge credit to @BronzeBomber – unbelievable guts right to the end. An epic battle. 👏👏👏👏 pic.twitter.com/iMaTEWYEqu

— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) October 10, 2021

Growing up watching Ali , Holmes , Tyson great heavyweights . It’s brilliant that the best heavyweight in world of this era is @Tyson_Fury from Wythenshawe UK he can talk, fight and sing . Let’s enjoy this moment in time and be proud of the gypsy king 👑 #onceinageneration

— Joe Gallagher (@JoeG) October 10, 2021

I think Tyson Fury might have finally earned the chance to fight me.

— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) October 10, 2021

“It was a great fight, it was worthy of any trilogy in the history of the sport,” Fury said after the knock out.

“He’s a top fighter, he gave me a real run for my money. I always said I’m the best in the world and he’s second best.”

“You can’t beat Tyson Fury! You can’t beat him,” his brother Tommy said afterwards.

“You can’t outbox him, you can’t outweigh him, you can’t outpunch him and if you knock him down he’s getting back up again!”

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