Tyson Fury left fans inside the MGM Grand and around the world with mouths open in the small hours of Sunday morning, after appearing to lick the blood of Deontay Wilder on his way to the grandest of victories.

Fury teared apart his opponents in the biggest stage of all,forcing the opposition corner to throw in the towel in round seven. But it was not only Fury’s accurate punching and delicate movement which caught the eye, The Gypsy King was seen tasting the blood of his rival as Wilder held on for dear life

Slow motion cameras captured the heavyweight stars locked in the middle of the ring, with Wilder dazed and delirious after a flurry of jabs with blood sparkled down the neck of the American, Fury appeared to be flexing his tongue and tasting his handiwork.

The strange moment arrived in the sixth round, just as Wilder was teetering on the edge of oblivion. Fury continued to take apart the American in the seventh, only for Wilder’s corner and the referee to bring an end to the sensational contest.

Footage of the blood-licking moment soon spread like wild fire on social media, with fans in shock at what they were seeing. “This man is a demon” said one fan after seeing Fury’s antics, as others marveled in his seemingly endless showmanship.

Fury’s win over Wilder was quite simply the talk of the internet, with many fans and pundits alike sharing a unanimous view that the ‘Gypsy King’ now stands head and shoulders above fellow Brit Anthony Joshua.

Fury has now completed a full set of the world heavyweight belts by adding Wilder’s WBC title and the Ring magazine accolade to the WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO prizes he held previously after defeating Wladimir Klitschko.