That makes him slightly shorter than Fury, who is 6ft 9in.
From the moment the fight was made, Wilder promised he would do to Fury what he has done to every man he has faced, and that meant knocking him out. At the end of the round, and following Wilder's usual late flurry, the two became entangled, Fury taking the chance to mock his man with severely unusual tongue movements.
'I told Tyson before the fight he would beat him with his left hand. I came here tonight and I fought my heart out.
Lennox Lewis, the former undisputed heavyweight champion of the world, was among those who pointed out in the aftermath how tough it is for a British fighter to be given a decision on American soil. "Just goes to show how hard it is for a Brit to come to America and take someone's belt even though that's what we clearly saw. Me and this man are the two best heavyweights on the planet".
If the Fury camp gets it wish, it would not be the first time that a United Kingdom football stadium has played host to a big fight, with Wembley having hosted the world title fight between Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko among others.
Cooper's troops prepared for Liverpool battle in Premier League Cup
The 25-year-old stressed that he and his Everton teammates will be unmoved by the reception from Liverpool supporters on Sunday. In fact, Liverpool have not lost to their crosstown rivals at Anfield in nearly two decades.
Yes he could last all 12 rounds, with the fight going to a split decision draw, but no he couldn't avoid Wilder's biggest shots as the Brit was twice sent to the canvas.
'I'm being a total professional here.
"The Gypsy King" has been through a lot since defeating Wladimir Klitschko in November of 2015, as he explained to Joe Rogan in a recent interview.
Wilder agreed with Fury, explaining that "I 100% agree with that".
Watch Whyte vs Chisora 2, and the undercard including David Price vs Tom Little, Cristofer Rosales vs Charlie Edwards and Ryan Walsh vs Reece Bellotti, live from The O2, Saturday, December 22, live on Sky Sports Box Office.