LAS VEGAS — Tyson Fury, the larger-than-life lineal heavyweight champion, fancies himself as a showman, and he got here to the Las Vegas Strip for the primary time to placed on a present. He did simply that on Saturday night time.
Fury simply destroyed the unknown Tom Schwarz within the second spherical to retain the lineal title for the fourth time earlier than an introduced crowd of 9,Zero12 on the MGM Grand Backyard Enviornment.
In the principle occasion of the closely publicized ESPN+, Fury got here to the ring wearing crimson, white and blue and the James Brown track “Residing in America” and dazzled as excepted in opposition to a heavy underdog.
The 6-foot-9, 263-pound Fury (28-Zero-1, 20 KOs), 30, of England, turned to a southpaw stance within the second spherical and landed an uppercut that received Schwarz’s consideration. After which Fury started to unload on Schwarz.
Ultimate punch stats
FighterTotalJabsPowerFury45 of 158 (29%)12 of 88 (14%)33 of 70 (47%)Schwarz6 of 30 (20%)1 of 6 (17%)5 of 24 (21%)– Courtesy of CompuBox
He landed a left hand that clearly harm him and gave the 6-5, 245½-pound Schwarz (24-1, 16 KOs), 24, of Germany, a bloody nostril. Moments later within the spherical, Fury, who had been bouncing up and down on his toes and preventing in a rhythm, landed a strong left hand to the top and Schwarz melted to the canvas on his knees. He beat the depend however the battle was mainly over.
Fury was throughout him. He cornered Schwarz and was unloading punches when Schwarz’s nook threw a white towel into the ring to sign resignation. Referee Kenny Bayless was dealing with the fighters and didn’t see the towel, however he stepped in to cease the battering anyway, calling a halt to the motion at 2 minutes, 54 seconds and sending the largely British crowd right into a celebration.