Deontay Wilder has built a name and a fortune by leaving Heavyweight fighters flat out at his feet.
The self-proclaimed "Gypsy King", who returned to boxing this year after missing more than two years, had boxed cleverly to evade the heavy-hitting threat of Wilder for most of the fight.
However, in the ninth round, Wilder finally made his mark, dropping Fury with a short hook that had the fans on their feet. I was too hesitant. I don't know what fight those judges were watching; the guy who gave it 115-111, I don't know what he was watching.
He becomes only the second to achieve that feat, but it could have been different.
Fury had his best offensive round in the seventh, landing multiple left jab, right hand combinations that caused substantial swelling on Wilder's face.
Surely thinking his eighth successful defence of his WBC strap was secure, Wilder began to celebrate in the ring.
Fury would certainly have benefited if he was indeed given extra time to get himself together.
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She added: "I pushed his brother Shane, 35 stone of him, over the fence and I said "Go and get him, go into him".
"To be honest, I've never seen a worse decision in my life", said Fury, who remains unbeaten in a 28-fight career.
Even amid the fact that for the first time Fury did not win, the nature of the fight - significantly more entertaining than when he awkwardly defeated Wladimir Klitschko - means Fury's reputation is at its greatest.
Tyson Fury agreed with his coach, confirming that he was anxious what might happen if he made a stink in the ring.
Fury's struggles with drugs, alcohol and mental health are well known.
Fury added: "That man is a fearsome puncher, and I was able to avoid that". I feel sorry for him because he definitely won it but that's the way it goes sometimes. "I was on the brink of suicide, and I came back", he said.
Until Wilder's sensational final round knockdown, Fury appeared to be heading for what would have been a remarkable upset.
The punch wasn't the biggest of the fight, but Fury was stunned - and he responded by getting up and raising his aggression in an exciting round.
"It's an iconic comeback", he said.
And yet, out of nowhere, with almost 34 minutes of fighting in the tank, Fury was able to spring back to life like a man possessed, beating the count.
The fight attracted the celebrity attention expected in Hollywood from actors and athletes alike.
The Staples Center card also featured Jarrett Hurd retaining the IBF/WBA Super Welterweight Titles with a fourth-round knockout of Jason Welborn. Hurd (23-0, 16 KOs) overcame early trouble and floored the English challenger with one devastating right to the body. Reiss gave him every chance to prove he could continue.