LeBron James, Damian Lillard among sports figures reacting to Tyson Fury’s TKO win over Deontay Wilder


Tyson Fury entered the MGM Grand Garden Arena wearing a crown and sitting on a throne as he was carried to the ring. And on Saturday night in Las Vegas, Fury didn’t take long to show that he is indeed the king of heavyweight boxing.

The Gypsy King knocked down the previously unbeaten Deontay Wilder twice, bloodying his mouth and ear, and earned a convincing seventh-round TKO win when Wilder’s corner threw in the towel.

Fury, the undefeated lineal heavyweight champion, walked away with the WBC and Ring Magazine titles in what was the most highly anticipated rematch in recent history. His spectacular performance drew praise on social media from all over sports and entertainment, including from the likes of NBA icon LeBron James.

His corner did he a FAVOR straight up!! No question about it. Equilibrium was super off and he may have been concussed too!

β€” LeBron James (@KingJames) February 23, 2020

Fury is like that ✊🏽✊🏽… first knockdown was behind the ear and Wilder never recovered… wana see Fury Vs Joshua if there’s no rematch

β€” Damian Lillard (@Dame_Lillard) February 23, 2020

No need for a third let’s go straight to it in the Summer! #undisputed

β€” Eddie Hearn (@EddieHearn) February 23, 2020

Congrats @Tyson_Fury I’d love to sing Sweet Caroline in the ring. Let’s do this.

β€” Stipe Miocic (@stipemiocic) February 23, 2020

Buena decisiΓ³n del referΓ­πŸ‘ŒπŸ».

β€” Canelo Alvarez (@Canelo) February 23, 2020

Good call, why take a beating all night. A New Champ! Never saw This Coming? Wilder take the title in grand stile/ night Friends

β€” George Foreman (@GeorgeForeman) February 23, 2020

Congratulations Champ!!!! @Tyson_Fury https://t.co/pkn6IdBEVk pic.twitter.com/x7QJJ1hBI0

β€” Pete Alonso (@Pete_Alonso20) February 23, 2020

Wow. What a fight.#WildervsFury2

β€” JJ Watt (@JJWatt) February 23, 2020

This fight was crazy!! #WildervsFury2


β€” Adrian Peterson (@AdrianPeterson) February 23, 2020

Fury was ready to go all 12 rounds he was very prepared… he clearly wanted it more and it showed

β€” Dez Bryant (@DezBryant) February 23, 2020




Congrats @Tyson_Fury πŸ₯Š pic.twitter.com/Yv0onzFxv9

β€” Vegas Golden Knights (@GoldenKnights) February 23, 2020

Great performance from start to finish @Tyson_Fury congrats #theresurrection

β€” Jorge Masvidal UFC (@GamebredFighter) February 23, 2020

Kenny calls it! It’s over. Congratulations @Tyson_Fury! Really impressive performance tonight!… Could’ve done without the licking part but… Congrats! Respect to @BronzeBomber! @trboxing @premierboxing #WilderFury2

β€” Rosie Perez (@rosieperezbklyn) February 23, 2020

That was a classic teaching session by Fury!!! Come here young man and let me put these PAWS on you. God Bless America!

β€” Kendrick Perkins (@KendrickPerkins) February 23, 2020

Fury is the best heavyweight boxer in the world, just too skilled.

β€” Rudy Gobert (@rudygobert27) February 23, 2020

I mean he earned it, Congrats to Fury

β€” Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) February 23, 2020

Amazing boxing performance by @Tyson_Fury…
Unreal heart shown by @BronzeBomber.

There is now only one… Congratulations to the #GypsyKing!! @trboxing @premierboxing @WWEonFox @ESPN

β€” Triple H (@TripleH) February 23, 2020

Congratulations to @Tyson_Fury on an incredible fight! The champion has been knocked down by life – but got off the deck and shocked the world! Wow! We love you, man! pic.twitter.com/FNhonPlAfg

β€” Mick Foley (@RealMickFoley) February 23, 2020

Well we’ll well @Tyson_Fury night nighted @BronzeBomber not like I’m surprised!!!!! #GetTheseHands

β€” Braun Strowman (@BraunStrowman) February 23, 2020

Damn congrats @Tyson_Fury ! and @BronzeBomber you still the champ! and a hell of a fighter πŸ—£πŸ§¬

β€” ClaressaT-rexShields (@Claressashields) February 23, 2020

Wow! Punch perfect from Tyson Fury! Unbelievable performance.

β€” Katie Taylor (@KatieTaylor) February 23, 2020

Fury walked the walk AND talked the talk & did it all wearing a crown and a smile. #FuryWilder2 πŸ‘‘ πŸ˜€ #boxing

β€” Sergio Mora (@TheLatinSnake_) February 23, 2020

Fury beats AJ too don’t @ me!#TysonFury

β€” The Diamond (@DustinPoirier) February 23, 2020

The ref made the right decision. Ear drum busted, no offense from his opponent, being knocked down a few times. Live to fight another day. Sometimes we have off nights and sometimes opponents are just better than us that night. #WilderFury2

β€” Aljamain Sterling (@funkmasterMMA) February 23, 2020

Wish I could invest in beer in Vegas and Manchester tonight 🍻
Congrats to @Tyson_Fury πŸ€œπŸΌπŸ€›πŸΌ

β€” Frank Mir (@thefrankmir) February 23, 2020

tyson fury is the best heavyweight boxer in the world.

β€” Dillon Danis (@dillondanis) February 23, 2020

@Tyson_Fury congratulations went out and dominated the fight great performance #WilderFury2 πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ€ŸπŸΎ pic.twitter.com/QtEiO4pCca

β€” Nicola Adams (@NicolaAdamsOBE) February 23, 2020

Ok I see his corner threw in the towel that’s fair game congrats to fury he fought a great fight πŸ‘ŒπŸ½πŸ‘ŒπŸ½ #WilderFury2

β€” JulianJrockWilliams (@Jrockboxing) February 23, 2020

World class performance. Congratulations @Tyson_Fury!!!! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»

β€” Luke Campbell MBE (@luke11campbell) February 23, 2020

Source: espn.com

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