Tyson Fury has successfully retained the lineal heavyweight title with an emphatic second-round knockout victory over the previously-undefeated German Tom Schwarz.

Having strolled to the ring in full Uncle Sam regalia to the tune of James Brown’s “Living in America”, Fury was clearly in no mood to fall victim to an Ivan Drago-esque upset, and dominated from the outset with lateral movement and blistering combinations off the back foot.

Schwarz, who was stalking his opponent to no avail, failed to land anything significant while Fury showcased impressive variety and shot selection – quickly bloodying the nose of his German counterpart.

Evidently smelling blood, ‘The Gypsy King’ adopted a decidedly more spiteful approach in the second round, switching southpaw and nailing Schwarz with some powerful punches.

The 25-year-old then succumbed to Fury’s surgical accuracy and was dropped by a punch-perfect combination, before the Mancunian applied the finishing touches to prompt Kenny Bayless’ intervention.

Fury confirmed post-fight that he will return to the ring once more before the end of the year, before pursuing a highly-anticipated rematch with Deontay Wilder in early 2020.

Article by: Navi Singh

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