Tyson Fury produced a dominant performance to defeat Tom Schwarz in the second round in Las Vegas. Fury was making his first appearance since his controversial draw against Deontay Wilder in December and the British star further enhanced his reputation as one of the best heavyweight boxers around with a ruthless display.
The 30-year-old floored previously undefeated Schwarz in the second round with a crisp right hand before the German fighter’s corner threw in the towel just seconds later with their man under siege. It was a solid return to the ring for the ‘Gypsy King’, who now has 28 wins and a draw on his record, and he revealed a rematch with WBC champion Wilder will be agreed for next year.
“I got a big man out of there by switching it up. He caught me with a couple but you can’t go swimming and not get wet,” he said. “I came here to have fun and enjoy myself. I don’t take it too seriously. I thought I put on a good show and the fans got what they paid for. “Tonight was great, I will enjoy it. We will get deals done, get another fight in and then we fight Wilder next year.”
Former world heavyweight champion Joseph Parker was impressed with Fury’s performance, saying on BBC Radio 5 Live: “What a statement. I know Schwarz is not of the same class of Fury’s last opponents but he was game and did his best. “Fury has made a big impact in the UK but from this fight he is also going to make a huge impact in the United States. A lot of people are drawn to him because he is so charismatic.”