Tyson Fury insists he “can always deliver” after getting up from the canvas twice to stop Deontay Wilder and defend his WBC heavyweight title in Las Vegas.

The heavyweight rivals brought an end to their trilogy with a pulsating bout in front of a packed house at the T-Mobile Arena.

Wilder, who lost the belt in the second meeting with Fury, started on the front foot and appeared to get the better of the exchanges in the first round.

However, Fury settled in during the second and he was soon landing a string of accurate and powerful combinations.

The Gypsy King’s pressure told and he sent Wilder tumbling to the deck in an explosive third round, although the bell prevented him from finishing things off.

The American responded by dropping Fury twice in the fourth but the champion rose to his feet on both occasions.

From the fifth onwards, Fury was in complete control as the Bronze Bomber was hanging on from round to round.

Wilder, who suffered another knockdown in the 10th, was merely going through the motions before a big right hand saw him off in the 11th.

“I was down a couple of times, I was hurt, Wilder is a strong puncher,” said Fury.

“It was a great fight. 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.”

Meanwhile, British rival Anthony Joshua is set to face Oleksandr Usyk in the hope of winning back his WBA, IBF and WBO crowns, according to Eddie Hearn (Match Betting – Oleksandr Usyk 2/5, draw 20/1, Anthony Joshua 2/1).

Usyk claimed a unanimous decision victory over the Brit at Tottenham Hostpur Stadium last month but a rematch could happen in March.

Hearn said: “He [Joshua] has got his head back in the game.

“He is training now and today we officially triggered the rematch for the Oleksandr Usyk fight which we will see early next spring.

“We’re looking for him to become a three-time heavyweight world champion. I think realistically March is when you’re likely to see the rematch.”

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