After eleven gruelling rounds of boxing, Tyson Fury defeated Deontay Wilder in devastating fashion to conclude an incredible trilogy between these two heavyweight greats but…
What’s next for the undefeated Gypsy King?
Last weekend, Tyson Fury defeated American Deontay Wilder to retain his WBC World Heavyweight title and ‘Ring’ belt, which comes attached with the status of ‘Lineal Champion’.
It was an all-time epic encounter and was in no doubt Fury’s hardest battle in his unbeaten career to date.
The fight in the T-Mobile Arena in Nevada, Las Vegas did not disappoint, proving to be the most enthralling contest of the three trilogy fights – with both men knocking each other to the canvas TWICE, prior the final fight winning knockout in the penultimate round!
Wilder started brightly yet Fury first floored the Bronze Bomber as early as Round 3.
In the remaining 40 seconds of the round Fury caught Wilder with a huge right, and the challenger was fortunate to be saved by the bell, as Tyson began to off-load.
Wilder however then heroically fought back to knock down Fury himself; not once but TWICE in Round 4.
Both men battled fiercely and showed incredible heart, bravery & resilience throughout, with Fury proving again why he is arguably the best boxer of his era, as he came into his own to control the fight from Round 5.
Wilder especially looked out on his legs from the seventh but somehow he drew the inner- strength to valiantly fight on, still landing heavy shots, to remain a threat.
After being floored by Fury in Round 10, Wilder still pulled out an impressive combo in the closing seconds, to show he was still a danger in the final stages of the fight, even if Fury was leading heavily on the judges scorecards at ringside.
Fury finally knocked Wilder out for the third and final time in Round 11 to win by knockout and to stand victorious.
The Gypsy King admitted he didn’t box his best, yet when the chips were down he delivered to win his 33rd professional fight; 23rd by knockout.
With Anthony Joshua triggering the rematch clause with Oleksander Usyk prior Fury v Wilder 3, the question now remains:
Who will be next for Tyson Fury and how long do we have to wait for an undisputed world title fight between Usyk or Joshua?
Sadly that may take some time. Especially if Joshua does reclaim the IBF, WBA & WBO world titles. They may even have a trilogy of their own assuming Usyk insists on a rematch clause.
With that rematch due February or March 2022 a fight could happen autumn/ winter next year. If a trilogy beckons, your talking 2023.
There is even a chance the various boxing governing bodies may ruin any chance of an undisputed bout, if they insist on mandatory fighters getting their shot at a title!
Brits Dillian Whyte and Joe Joyce + American Charles Martin & Swede Otto Wallin, currently occupy mandatory places in their respective boxing associations.
The initial rumour is that Tyson Fury will have to fill the void of a unification fight by facing the winner of the upcoming Dillian Whyte and Otto Wallin fight at the end October.
Whomever he faces next, you would have to favour Fury after this devastating win against notoriously the biggest hitter in the heavyweight division in Deontay Wilder.
In three fights between arguably the best two heavyweights in the world currently, Fury over powered the American and was in doubt the better boxer of the two over all three fights.
The trilogy has been mooted as an all time classic. It was in my mind, one of the best fights I’ve witnessed and hats off to both fighters for an enthralling show.
After such an incredible fight it seems Fury’s next title defence could be a little underwhelming, especially as it would not be an undisputed unified bout.
Though Fury v Whyte could possibly result in a home coming fight for the British Champion, his next opponent remains unclear at this present time.
The only certainty is Tyson Fury has proved once again to be one the best Boxers of his generation and in his latest victory has convincingly slammed this Fury-Wilder Trilogy book shut.
Let’s hope we get to see the unification bout the British champion truly deserves; to stake his claim to be the undisputed heavyweight boxing champion of the world, sooner rather than later.
I for one, can not wait to see it if it does materialise.
Congratulations Tyson Fury- we salute you Champ!
What were your thoughts on the fight?
Is Tyson Fury the best of his era?
What next for Deontay Wilder?
Will AJ get redemption to give fans an all British unified fight?
Or is Fury V Usyk the fight you want to see to unify the belts?
Dads- let’s get talking!
By Shane @DMT
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