Tyson Fury ranked top heavyweight boxer after win over Deontay Wilder

Tyson Fury ranked top heavyweight boxer after win over Deontay Wilder

- Tyson Fury is now ranked the number one fighter in the heavyweight division worldwide

- He moved ahead of others in the division after a sweat-boiling showdown against Wilder

- Deontay Wilder is a close second with Anthony Joshua sealing the third spot

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Tyson Fury has been ranked the number one fighter in the world heavyweight division following his shock victory over Deontay Wilder in Las Vegas on Sunday.

The Gypsy King totally outsmarted the Bronze Bomber in the heavyweight showdown that went down in history.

During the showdown, which was held at the iconic MGM Grand Garden Arena, Fury recorded an emphatic seventh-round stoppage win over Deontay.

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Wilder's corner had to throw in the towel as Fury became the WBC champion and remains undefeated with a professional record of 31-0.

Wilder and Fury had their first fight in December 2018 and it resulted in a controversial split decision.

Fury has now moved ahead of Anthony Joshua and both Deontay Wilder in the heavyweight division.

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Wilder lost his first career fight as a professional to Fury.

Two-time heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua came in the third spot while Mexican heavyweight champ Andy Ruiz sealed the fourth place.

Meanwhile, Deontay Wilder has been reportedly rushed to the hospital following a shocking first career defeat to Tyson Fury.

The American missed the post-fight press conference and reports have suggested that he might have damaged his eardrum after he was seen escorted to the medical centre.

The former WBC champion was reported to have received stitches to his ear in the dressing room and received treatment on his cut lip before he was taken to the hospital to avoid more complications.

In other sports news, VUT goalkeeper Obakeng Naane was lauded for a commendable performance against Mamelodi Sundowns over the weekend. Following the result, Naane has talked up his ability and feels he is ready to replace Itumeleng Khune at Kaizer Chiefs.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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