Fury vs. Schwarz Live Results
Tyson Fury makes his return to the ring tonight with his first bout under the Top Rank banner, as he takes on Tom Schwarz.
The fight headlines a Top Rank Boxing card from the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
At one point, Tyson Fury was the unified WBA/IBF/WBO/IBO heavyweight champion, having knocked off Wladimir Klitschko in a major November 2015 upset. Fury only held the IBF title for 10 days after Klitschko invoked a rematch clause. But legal issues involving drugs, as well as Fury’s mental health, forced him to relinquish the remaining alphabet belts the next year without making a title defense.
Fury returned to boxing in 2018, getting a fourth-round stoppage against Sefer Seferi and a unanimous decision win over Francesco Pianeta before receiving a WBC title shot against Deontay Wilder. Fury arguably won the fight, but suffering two knockdowns — including one in the final round that nearly ended the bout — resulted in the judges scoring the bout a split draw.
A rematch looked to be in the works for this year, until Fury surprised the boxing world by signing a co-promotional deal with Top Rank. A rematch with Wilder is now slated for 2020 so long as Wilder retains against Luis Ortiz in September and Fury goes unbeaten in any action until then.
That journey for Fury starts tonight against Schwarz, a 24-0 German boxer who retained the WBO Inter-Continental heavyweight title with a second-round finish of Kristijan Krstacic in March.
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Heavyweight Bout: Tyson Fury def. Tom Schwarz via TKO (Rd. 2, 2:54)
Light Heavyweight Bout: Jesse Hart def. Sullivan Barrera via unanimous decision (99-90, 96-93, 97-92)
Heavyweight Bout: Tyson Fury vs. Tom Schwarz
Round 1: Bell sounds. Fury circling, throws a couple of lefts. Left hand by Schwarz backs Fury up. Lots of feeling out here. Jab to the body by Fury. Fast combo by Schwarz. One-two by Fury. Left hand by Schwarz. Fury feinting before throwing lefts. Left jab from Fury, followed by a couple of one-twos. Fury split Schwarz’s guard with a right. Brief clinch. Couple of more lefts from Fury. Left hand from Schwarz. Right hand by Schwarz. Fury continues to work the left jab. Left hand by Schwarz. Fury not doing as much damage necessarily, but he’s landing.
Round 2: Fury now goes to southpaw to start the second round. Jab, followed by a straight from Fury. Schwarz goes to the body. Uppercut from Fury lands! Fury follows with a left but misses a hook. Fury is working on the outside and lands a left inside. Schwarz trying to keep his distance but Fury catches him with a right! Three-punch combo to the head of Schwarz, with blood coming from Schwarz’s nose after a left. Fury is landing and battering Schwarz. Schwarz trying his best to land with Fury’s back to the ropes but he dodges all of them! Fury now comes after Schwarz with a combination and drops him! Schwarz back to his feet, but Fury is right after him, trapping Schwarz in the corner and Schwarz cannot survive the round! Referee Kenny Bayless steps in with less than 10 seconds left for the TKO win for Fury!
Official Result: Tyson Fury def. Tom Schwarz via TKO (Rd. 2, 2:54)