Heavyweight Boxing: Deontay Wilder Taken To Hospital

  • After 7th round TKO loss to Tyson Fury
  • Misses post-match conference

Deontay Wilder missed his post-fight press conference after his seventh-round Technical Knockout (TKO) defeat to Englishman Tyson Fury on Saturday because he had to be taken to hospital.

The Los Angeles Times reported that the former undefeated heavyweight boxing champion needed urgent medical check-up following the TKO loss.

Further details also came from the Athletic’s Mike Coppinger who said Wilder appeared to suffer the ear injury in the third round, when Fury landed a heavy right hand to his temple.

The American could be seen bleeding from his left ear in the following round.

Referee Kenny Bayless stopped the one-sided fight in the seventh after Wilder’s corner threw in the towel. He had been knocked down again in the fifth.

The defeat was the first of Wilder’s career, taking his record to 42-1-1. He and Fury contested a hotly anticipated rematch after battling to a draw in December 2018.

Fury’s victory on Saturday saw him take Wilder’s WBC heavyweight title, as well as the vacant The Ring and lineal heavyweight titles. The Englishman remains unbeaten with a 30-0-1 record.

After the fight, the Bronze Bomber acknowledged Fury had deserved his victory, but he had not wanted his corner to throw in the towel to stop the fight in TKO Loss.

The bout held in Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena saw Wilder’s corner throwing in the towel on his behalf, but the Tuscaloosa, Alabama, native said post-fight that he wanted to go out on his own terms.

Fury dominated the match and per CompuBox, he landed 58 power punches on the night, or 20 fewer than when he and Wilder fought to a split decision in December 2018.

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