Tyson Fury continues to make history in world boxing. The Briton can boast of being one of the fittest boxers on the international scene and he demonstrated it again in the combat that closed the trilogy against the North American Deontay Wilder. The ‘Gypsy King’ continues to show that he is one of the great dominators of heavyweight, continue unbeaten and demonstrated an ability to overcome adversity that gave him a victory that his rival did not accept willingly.
Remember that Fury had a 27-0 record before his first fight against Wilder. Held on December 1, 2018 at the Staples Center (Los Angeles), it was the the first time he failed to achieve a victory over the ring, after the fight ended in a dead heat which was highly criticized by fans. The Briton continued on his way, adding another two triumphs until on February 22, 2020 he faced Wilder for the second time.
It was then that he again demonstrated the power of his fists, beating by KO in the seventh round and hence, clinching the WBC title, the only one that was missing from his record. Since then, the possibility of facing a third fight to defend the title has been delayed in time for different reasons, especially due to the covid-19 pandemic. But Wilder’s reaction after the defeat and this long wait until the third fight tightened the rope Between both.
That day in which the North American lost the title, Wilder assured that the defeat had nothing to do with the good work of Fury in the ring, but that everything was as a result of the heavy armor with which he jumped from changing rooms to the ring: he claims that it was so heavy that it seriously impaired his performance. For that reason, when it was announced that this Saturday there would be a trilogy, we could talk that we were facing the fight of the year … and it did not disappoint.
Fury started hitting first and managed to get Wilder to the canvas in the third round. Despite the obvious weariness that was seen in the American, managed to bounce back to knock Fury down twice in the final minutes of the quarter. But the ‘Gypsy King’ not only did not give up, but grew as the minutes passed to take the victory in the eleventh round, at which time sent Wilder to the canvas with a powerful right hand and, thus, retained the WBC title.
The best moments of the combat.
But Wilder didn’t take it too well. This was confirmed by Fury at the end of the fight: “At the end I told him: ‘Well done’, but he responded like this: ‘I don’t want to show sportsmanship or respect‘. I was very surprised, because has proven to be a sore loser and an idiot. To be a ‘top’ fighter you have to show guts and respect and Wilder did neither of the two things, “he confirmed to ‘BT Sport.’ A new chapter in the history of hookups between the two fighters.
With this triumph, Fury signed a 31-0-1 record And, now, the outlook is clear to sign one of the most anticipated fights in recent years: when will the fight take place? between the ‘Gypsy King’ and Anthony Joshua? Tyson Fury can boast of being one of the great boxers of the moment and, after the victory in the trilogy against Wilder, which definitively closes the debate on who is more powerful, he can continue to count on a pristine record in the ring.