Watch when young Tyson Fury was dramatically knocked down for first time in his career, then got up to win by knockout in very next round

Tyson Fury’s famous first fight with Deontay Wilder saw him knocked down twice in front of millions, only to rise to his feet and continue fighting on. Many were stunned, especially in the final round, by the ‘Gypsy King’s’ ability to get up and keep going, but this was not the first time he’d touched […]

Watch when young Tyson Fury was dramatically knocked down for first time in his career, then got up to win by knockout in very next round

Tyson Fury’s famous first fight with Deontay Wilder saw him knocked down twice in front of millions, only to rise to his feet and continue fighting on.

Many were stunned, especially in the final round, by the ‘Gypsy King’s’ ability to get up and keep going, but this was not the first time he’d touched the canvas.

Fury was a highly rated rising heavyweight
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A fair few know about Fury’s US debut against Steve Cunningham back in 2013, when the American floored the Brit.

But not many are aware of his 2011 Commonwealth title bout at age 23, when he took on Neven Pajkic.

In just his 17th professional contest, Fury faced the unbeaten Canadian who was also 16-0 before the first bell.

The first round saw the smaller man give the taller home favourite some problems, but it was in round two when the action truly began.

Fury was down in round two

Pajkic hurled an overhand right which the inexperienced Fury simply did not see coming.

It sent him crashing backwards to the canvas, falling on his backside.

Fury looked shocked more than anything and was not badly hurt.

He recovered to his feet and battled on to the bell.

Then, in the very next round, Fury returned the favour by flooring Pajkic twice and forcing the referee to jump in and stop the contest.

The Brit ultimately got up and won by TKO

Fury said post-fight: “Yeah, I gave myself a scare there for a sec.

“As I’ve always said, heavyweights are heavyweights. He got me with a good shot, bang on the chin.

“I went down, got back up, stopped him.

“I would say it shows a true champion to get knocked down like that and get back up.”