Tyson Fury wasted no time in Las Vegas. The 30-year-old from Manchester stopped the unheralded Tom Schwarz in the second round on Saturday night.
The bout was at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in front of a crowd of 9,012.
Fury (28-0-1, 20 KOs) peppered his opponent with jabs from the opening bell as Schwarz pressed forward in an attempt to cut off the ring. He appeared relaxed and comfortable fighting off the back foot, landing on the slow-moving German at will and starting to put the right hand behind it by the end of the round.
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Schwarz (24-1, 18 KOs) was bleeding badly from a busted nose when he was dropped to a knee by a thudding left hand near the end of the 2nd round. He beat the count but the outcome was a formality from there as Fury rained down 20 uninterrupted shots, prompting referee Kenny Bayless to intervene with six seconds left in the round.
“I used the jab”, said Fury, who landed 45 of 158 punches (28%), compared to six of 30 for Schwarz (20%). “I was slipping with my hands down and sliding shifted to southpaw and caught him with a straight left. It was a good shot it would have put anybody away.”