Tyson Fury defeats Deontay Wilder to retain WBC heavyweight title in a fight for the ages

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Class created on 10/10/2021


Fury defeats Wilder to retain his WBC Heavyweight title

Headline vocabulary

VocabularyMeaning
HeadlineThis is the title to the story. It is written in large letters at the top of the page to introduce you to the article.
ArticleThis is the story in the newspaper or a piece of writing.
One for the agesThis means that something was amazing and will be remembered for a very long time.

Main article vocabulary

VocabularyMeaning
On fireIf you are on fire, you are performing very well.
ThrillingSomething that is very exciting.
A knockdownIf you knock someone down in boxing, you hit them and they fall to the floor.
A knockoutIf you knock someone out in boxing, you hit them and they fall to the floor. However, they can’t get back up and they lose the fight.
To retain somethingIf you retain something, you keep something that you already have.
On the edge of your seatThis means that what you are watching is very exciting and you can’t keep your eyes off it.
A trilogy boutIn boxing, a bout is a boxing match. A trilogy means three. So, this is the third time they have fought against each other.
A classicIf you describe a game as a classic, it is similar to saying one for the ages. The game was very entertaining and will be remembered.
An electric nightThis means that the atmosphere was amazing, fun and with a lot of energy.
Gunning for someoneIf you are gunning for someone you are out to get them. You are trying very hard to defeat them.
Evenly poisedThis means that it was very even in the match. Both were performing very well and were on the same points.
To grit your teethIf you grit your teeth, you are very determined to do something. You will not give up and will give 100% effort to achieve what you want.
Hanging on by a threadIf you are hanging on by a thread you are very close to losing.

Main Article

This was a fight for the ages as Tyson Fury was on fire in a thrilling 11th-round knockout of Deontay Wilder to retain his WBC heavyweight title. Everyone was on the edge of their seats as their trilogy bout produced another classic on an electric night at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

With four knockdowns this fight will forever be remembered as one of the best fights of all time.

The fight began with both boxers gunning for each other with the first two rounds evenly poised. However, in round three Fury knocked the American down for the first time. Wilder quickly got back up and in round 4 came back and knocked down Fury twice.

Everyone thought it was all over but no!

Fury twice got back up, gritted his teeth and by round seven Wilder was hanging on by a thread.

Both fighters were giving their all, but Fury began to take control and in round 10 wilder was knocked down for a second time.

The crowd again thought it was all over, but he too gritted his teeth and got back up to continue the fight.

However, in round 11 Fury knocked him down for the third and final time winning a thrilling fight and retaining his WBC heavyweight title.

What a fight!



On the ropes

If you are on the ropes you are very close to defeat.