24 of the best reactions and memes to the epic Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder fight

Saturday night in Las Vegas saw the thrilling conclusion to the Fury and Wilder boxing trilogy as Tyson Fury stood tall after knocking out Deontay Wilder to retain his WBC heavyweight championship.

In what is already being called an ‘all-time classic’ by some fans, Fury managed to twice pick himself off the floor in the fourth round to rally himself and then knockdown Wilder twice himself, firstly in the tenth round, followed by the telling blow in the eleventh.

“It was a great fight, worthy of the best trilogies,” said The Gypsy King after the contest. “I will not make any excuses, Wilder is a top fighter, he gave me a run for my money. I always say I am the best fighter in the world and he is the second-best. Don’t ever doubt me. When the chips are down I can always deliver.”

This was the third time in 34 months the two boxers had clashed and signified a remarkable comeback for Fury whose career appeared to be on the rock for a few years following a public battle with fitness, addiction and mental health.

As is his trademark now, Fury celebrated his win with a song and serenaded the audience with his own version of ‘Walking in Memphis’ by Marc Cohn but changed the song to ‘Walking in Vegas.’

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The overall reaction to the fight was one of awe and amazement as many realised they had just witnessed something very, very special.

Of course, there were plenty of memes and jokes.

Celebrity boxer, Jake Paul is already hyping a fight between him and Wilder because of course, he is.

What an astonishing journey it has been for Fury.

Respect is all due to Wilder.

Inevitably, Fury had the final say on the night.

After the bout, Fury said that his trilogy with Wilder is done adding: “It was definitely a historic trilogy. It swung both ways, both fighters had the opportunity to seize the moment and it was just that I showed the initiative and dug deeper and I wanted it more. Because at the end of the day, when it comes down to that sort of fight, it’s who’s willing to push further.”

It remains to be seen who Fury will fight next but should Anthony Joshua beat Oleksandr Usyk in his rematch then a contest between the two biggest heavyweights in the current era of British boxing would be too good to pass up.

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