Tyson Fury makes statement with knockout win over Tom Schwarz on Las Vegas debut »

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Fury made short work of Schwarz (Picture: Top Rank) Tyson Fury took less than two rounds to send a message to his heavyweight rivals with a brutal stoppage victory over Tom Schwarz. The British heavyweight had insisted before his debut in Las Vegas he felt zero pressure and made a thrilling statement, despite the obvious mismatch. Fury cut a sinister figure in a long black robe just before he made his entrance to the arena, before revealing his stars and strips, Apollo Creed-style outfit beneath.image

James Brown’s ‘Living in America’ blasted across the speakers, as Fury got a raucous reception from the 9,000-strong crowd. Fury’s ringwalk was one of the highlights of the night (Picture: Top Rank) Schwarz couldn’t handle Fury’s movement and speed (Picture: Getty) Schwarz, who was a massive underdog coming into the contest, immediately began trying to walk Fury down, but the Gypsy King’s was comfortable on the backfoot and his famous speed and movement were too much for the German. After switching to southpaw, Fury ducked and weaved away from Schwarz’s best efforts in the second round in a stunning evasion on the ropes, before unleashing a devastating attack of his own.

left hand from a southpaw stance wobbled Schwarz before eating several more shots, and with his nose pouring blood, he crumbled to his knees. Fury switch to southpaw ended the fight (Picture: Top Rank) The 25-year-old was allowed to beat the count, but was soon trapped in the corner with blows raining down on his head as Fury went for the kill. Fury didn’t let up and despite the sound of the ten second warning, and the referee was forced to step in, as the white towel from Schwarz’s corner was thrown in. The knockout is Fury’s first outright TKO since 2014, and the 30-year-old confirmed in the ring he would be in action again in September or October.


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