Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder 3 did not disappoint in the slightest. Fury defeated Wilder by knockout to retain his WBC heavyweight title. It was a spectacular fight and one that will be considered by many as the fight of the year for 2021.
The hype leading up to the fight has been nothing short of box office entertainment, and the fight was just as sensational. From the ring walks to the action in the ring, this trilogy fight lived up to its lofty expectations.
Back in the dressing room, Fury was shown warming up to "Sweet Home Alabama." This was an apparent troll as Wilder's hometown is Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas was packed to the brim with fans who saw Wilder and Fury trade knockdowns, and once Fury sent Wilder down for good, athletes, boxers and others on social media proceeded to have their own takes on what they just watched from these two talented fighters.
HELLUVA FIGHT!!! CLASSIC #FuryWilder3 🥊— LeBron James (@KingJames) October 10, 2021
What a fight!— Danny 'Swift' Garcia (@DannySwift) October 10, 2021
The F is for Fury!!!!— Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) October 10, 2021
Once upon a time fury was out on his last leg dealing with life and came back bigger stronger mentally ... it's hard to beat somebody like that... true to himself— Dez Bryant (@DezBryant) October 10, 2021
Gypsy ready to go up against anything in front of him ... I respect it!!
that fight was one of the greatest, idc...— Le'Veon Bell (@LeVeonBell) October 10, 2021
It's no doubt Tyson Fury is the baddest man in the world after knocking out Deontay Wilder in the 11th round! #wilderfury3— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) October 10, 2021
What a fight!!!!! #wilderfury3— mayor of jackpot city (@BaronCorbinWWE) October 10, 2021
Yeah... saw that coming sheesh❕— Jalen Ramsey (@jalenramsey) October 10, 2021
Respect to them tho
All I have to say is, Wow Wow Wow. #FuryWilder3— Teddy Atlas (@TeddyAtlasReal) October 10, 2021
Great fight !— Errol Spence (@ErrolSpenceJr) October 10, 2021
After retaining his title, Fury sent out messages on his social media.
Don't ever doubt me, when the chips are down I always deliver!— TYSON FURY (@Tyson_Fury) October 10, 2021
AND STILL....🥊👑 pic.twitter.com/jO238axUoF— TYSON FURY (@Tyson_Fury) October 10, 2021
Despite the outcome, several stars commended Wilder for his efforts.
Wilder showed major heart ... the better man won. Fought 6 rounds with his legs gone ...— Damian Lillard (@Dame_Lillard) October 10, 2021
Even more respect for Wilder!— Donovan Mitchell (@spidadmitchell) October 10, 2021
Sometimes when you lose you win. Respect to Deontay Wilder. Lionheart.— LOVE (@Diddy) October 10, 2021
Great fight ! We still rocking with you @BronzeBomber— Kerry Hyder Jr. (@KerryhyderJR) October 10, 2021
Whatever happens in this fight I don't care Deontay is a warrior!!!— Justin Forsett (@JForsett) October 10, 2021
Nothing but respect for Wilder! ✊🏾— Quincy Pondexter (@QuincyPondexter) October 10, 2021