A ruthless stoppage of Tom Schwarz inside two destructive rounds at the MGM Grand Garden Arena was an emphatic statement in his first fight on American soil, and led his promoter, Bob Arum, to proclaim that a rematch with World Boxing Council heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder could go on to be "one of the richest fights in boxing history".
Tyson Fury made short work of Tom Schwartz on Saturday night, beating the previously undefeated heavyweight in the second round of Fury's first Las Vega fight.
Not many observers expect Fury to need similar recuperative powers against Schwarz (24-0, 16 KOs), who has never fought anyone close to Fury's stature.
Unlike Creed, Fury survived and won.
Fury, who as usual began to sing Aerosmith's "Don't Want to Miss a Thing" to his wife after Saturday's fight, is expected to be back in the ring again in either September 21 or October 5, possibly in NY, as he steamrolls toward a rematch with world titleholder Wilder (41-0-1, 40 KOs).
'All I can say is, I'm so sorry, ' he said to Fury. "I thought I put on a good show and the fans got what they paid for".
But Fury admitted he'd wanted a longer challenge to show the fans some "flashiness".
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Fury was able to make it look easy tonight against Schwarz, scoring a second round TKO victory (watch that here). Now that he's in shape, he can knock out every heavyweight in the world.
Referee Kenny Bayless stepped in and stopped the fight with six seconds left in the second round and Schwarz taking a punishment.
Fury's victory over the previously undefeated Schwarz comes two weeks after Anthony Joshua was beaten in NY by Andy Ruiz Jr. I used the jab, caught him with a straight left and it would have put anyone away.
Fury has continued to work his way back from a 31-month layoff where he battled mental illness and weight gain.
Teddy Atlas breaks down the fantastic revival of Tyson Fury's career as well as how he is arguably the greatest heavyweight boxer in the sport right now.
The British boxer's brother, Love Island star Tommy Fury has also come under fire too for allegedly using a homophobic slur.