In one of the most iconic heavyweight trilogies of all time, Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder faced each other in the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
The fight lasted for 11 rounds and every round was full of exciting moments. While Tyson Fury proved why he is the best boxer in the world right now Deontay Wilder showcased insane heart.
Deontay Wilder came up with a different plan this time and went to the body of Fury early in the fight. However, it did not take Fury long to start landing his own shots. Fury secured a knockdown in the third round and it seemed the history would repeat itself as the round progresses.
However, the fourth round was a shocker for everyone as Wilder almost finished the fight with two knockdowns. But, Fury persevered and put on a beating on Wilder following the two knockdowns.
Though Wilder had his moments in the later rounds it was not enough as the fight was stopped in the 11th round. Following the fight, Fury had nothing but praises for the Bronze Bomber as he called him the second-best heavyweight of this era.
In the post-fight interview, talking about the trilogy, Fury stated: “It was a great fight tonight, it was worthy of any trilogy in the history of the sport. Deontay Wilder’s a top fighter, he gave me a real run for my money. I always said I’m the best in the world and he’s second best.”
“I am not gonna make any excuses, Wilder is a tough fighter. And I always say I am the best in the world and he is the second-best.”
Fury also praised Wilder in the post fight interview and stated: “Wilder is a very tough guy. He has got the heart to keep going. One of the ringside doctors got into the ring at one stage to check if he is okay. he took a lot of punishment tonight Deontay Wilder. And that puts a lot of mileage on the clock. So did I. I took a lot of punishment as well. It was just a great fight.”
Deontay Wilder refuses to burry hatchet with Tyson Fury
Tyson Fury also opened up on his conversation with Deontay Wilder after the fight. When Fury went to Wilder’s corner to give him credit for an insane performance Wilder did not want to show sportsmanship. Fury stated:
“He’s got no love for me, Deontay Wilder. You know why? Because I beat him three times. I’m a sportsman, I went over to him to show some love and respect, but he didn’t wanna give it back. That’s his problem.”
Now that the rivalry with Wilder is in the books, there are some exciting matchups for Fury in the heavyweight division. A potential matchup with Anthony Joshua or Oleksander Usyk, who is now considered the most technical boxer in the division, will certainly excite the Gypsy King.
However, the WBC champion firmly believes that he is the best in the world right now as he stated:
100%. Am I the greatest heavyweight of my era? Without a doubt. Number one. Look what I have done. I came to America in my last six fights. I fought the most devastating puncher in the history of our sports. Not once, not twice, thrice. Danger Danger man.”
What do you think about the Fury vs Wilder 3? Who should be next for the Gypsy King?