Tyson Fury was simply levels above Tom Schwarz on his Vegas debut, stopping the German at the end of the second round.
Fury, dressed head to toe in the American flag, in the style of Apollo Creed performed exactly as expected. In the opening round, the ‘Gypsy King’ breezed through proceedings, working on the outside and landing at will with his jab.
In the second round, Fury stepped up the pace… landing at will with both his jab and his left uppercut. The Mancunian dropped Schwarz to a knee with just a minute to go on the clock and the huge underdog only just beat the count.
The writing was on the wall, Fury bullied Schwarz into the corner and unloaded, switching from head to body and forcing referee Kenny Baylis to intervene and call a stop to the bout, just as the towel was being thrown in by the German corner team.
The British-centric crowd erupted as the ever-popular heavyweight claimed his twenty-ninth victory, and his twentieth knockout of his career. Fury immediately began singing, in what has recently become a tradition to his wife, serenading her inside the ring after his hand had been raised.
Attentions turn towards a September/October date for Tyson Fury in the US. Promoter Bob Arum eluded to an October 5th date at Madison Square Garden in New York, but no opponents were named. The inevitable first quarter rematch with Deontay Wilder was also discussed by promoters Bob Arum and Frank Warren, with Arum claiming that it could surpass the record five million pay-per-view buys set by Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao in 2015.
The Furys and the Brits have taken over Las Vegas… and we’re sure that the partying will continue long into the weekend in the fight capital of the world.
Elsewhere on the card, British hopeful and Fury teammate Isaac Lowe outpointed Duarn Vue earlier on the undercard, retaining his WBC Inter-Continental Featherweight Title. Lowe outboxed his eager and relentless opponent over ten rounds to mark a successful American venture for the Morecambe man.
Full #FurySchwarz Results
Heavyweight: Tyson Fury def. Tom Schwarz via TKO after 2:54 of Round 2.
Light Heavyweight: Jesse Hart def. Sullivan Barrera via unanimous decision (99-90, 96-92, 97-92).
Super Featherweight: Mikael Mayer def. Lizbeth Crespo via unanimous decision (99-91, 100-90, 98-92).
Super Featherweight: Albert Bell def. Andy Vences via unanimous decision (97-93, 97-93, 97-93).
Featherweight: Isaac Lowe def. Duarn Vue via unanimous decision (97-93. 99-91, 98-92).
Heavyweight: Guido Vianello def. Keen Hickmon via KO in Round 2.
Heavyweight: Peter Kadiru def. Juan Torres via unanimous decision (40-36, 40-36, 40-36).
Tyson Fury and Ben Davison went into Tom Schwarz's dressing room after the fight..
"You came to win and that stands for a lot."
"Your son done a good job, you should be proud!"
"I'll try and get you on my next card, I'd like you to come train with me." 👏