Tyson Fury was seen licking blood off the neck of Deontay Wilder during the Gypsy King’s brutal demolition of the American fighter.
Fury proved the bookies and experts wrong by stopping Wilder in round seven, handing the American his first loss – as the British fighter went on to become world champion for the second time.
Wilder’s corner threw the towel in after a sustained battering by Fury, who could now look to fight Anthony Joshua in a box office Battle of Britain after bagging the WBC belt.
Fury was captured licking Wilder’s blood off his neck as the brutal fight drew towards its conclusion Some viewers were shocked, but others claimed it just showed how fired up Fury was.
The 31-year-old put on one of the greatest performances in heavyweight history and forced his corner to throw in the towel in seventh round, after twice putting Wilder on the floor.