Fury’s trainer Sugar Hill Steward encouraged him to fight to finish after sensing Wilder’s weakness as the fight ended the late stages in Las Vegas.

And he piled on the pressure late on, to secure another stoppage with a powerful right hand to close the fight.

But the 33-year-old was acting on the advice of his trainer Steward, who told him to quit “messing around” and to be ruthless late on.

Fury receiving ruthless instructions from his trainer

“Without this man sat next to me here, SugarHill the big dog, I wouldn’t have knocked him out tonight,” Fury said after his victory.

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“He was like to me in [rounds] nine, ten and eleven ‘get this beep beep out of here! Stop messing around, the big dog gets him out late!’

“And he pushed me to knock him out, he really did.”

Fury’s relationship with his trainer was key to his fight preparations, where he entered the fight at his career-heaviest weight.

Fury dropped twice by Wilder

But it wasn’t all plain sailing for Fury who was himself dropped twice in an explosive fourth round, which he managed to recover from.

But he out-landed his opponent for the majority of the fight, controlling the exchanges before he scored a fate-defining knockdown in the tenth round.

Fury will now be pursued by WBC mandatory challenger Dillian Whyte, who was declared next in-line to take on the ‘Gypsy King’.

And Wilder faces an uncertain spell in his career, but will immediately be kept in hospital for medical observation after his crushing defeat.

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