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Shaq’s jaw-dropping reaction to Fury v Wilder brilliantly sums up spectacular trilogy fight in Las Vegas

SHAQUILLE O’NEAL’S jaw dropped during Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder III after the two boxers put on another incredible show. Shaq, 49, was part of a star-studded crowd that watched Fury claim victory. The pair exchanged huge blows in every round with each fighter falling to the canvas in a drama-filled encounter. Fury came close […] ...

SHAQUILLE O’NEAL’S jaw dropped during Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder III after the two boxers put on another incredible show.

Shaq, 49, was part of a star-studded crowd that watched Fury claim victory.

Shaquille O'Neal's jaw drops as he watches the fight
Shaquille O’Neal’s jaw drops as he watches the fight
Shaquille O’Neal was part of a crowd which also included Mike Tyson and Vince Vaughan
Tyson Fury claimed victory in the 11th round
The Gypsy King hit the canvas twice in the fourth round before dominating the rest of the fight

The pair exchanged huge blows in every round with each fighter falling to the canvas in a drama-filled encounter.

Fury came close to stopping the fight on several occasions but Wilder dug deep and survived until the 11th round.

A fifth a final knockdown was too much for the American to get back up, leaving Shaq and the Las Vegas crowd picking their jaws up off the floor.

It was a fitting way to end an astonishing trilogy between the heavyweights.

And although Fury successfully defended his world title for the first time in his career, he almost lost the fight in the fourth round.

Wilder landed his infamous right-hand square on Fury’s head but the bell came at just the right time for the Gypsy King.


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Fury had floored Wilder in the third round and dominated his opponent from the fifth round onwards.

He had to remain patient and took more big shots before knocking Wilder down in the 10th.

But the American somehow got back up and still posed a threat until Fury sent dealt the killer blow in the 11th round, achieving the knockout he dearly wanted.

Deontay Wilder beat the count several times but could not get back up in the 11th round

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