The American put in a valiant performance and showed the heart of a warrior but was knocked down on three occasions in a Fight of the Year contender.
The bout was waved off immediately by referee Russel Mora after Wilder was heavily floored for a third and final time in the 11th round, with The Bronze Bomber then swiftly exiting the ring while Fury entertained the Vegas crowd.
Wilder suffered his second-straight defeat to the Brit, who retained his WBC strap with the victory, and the American will now undergo precautionary tests in hospital, according to ESPN+
Speaking after the defeat, Wilder insisted he wasn’t sure what went wrong, though admitting his best simply wasn’t good enough on the night.
‘I did my best, but it wasn’t good enough tonight,’ he said. ‘I’m not sure what happened. I know that in training he did certain things, and I also knew that he didn’t come in at 277 pounds to be a ballet dancer.
‘He came to lean on me, try to rough me up and he succeeded.