Tyson Fury remains on the boxing throne after an epic battle with Deontay Wilder. After his victory, the mob boxer puts on a crazy show and is already calling himself a legend. Now the ultimate title association should follow as soon as possible.
Tyson Fury sobbed, even the boxing giant was overwhelmed by the love greetings to his wife Paris. But only seconds later the heavyweight champion was back in his element and quickly converted the ring into a show stage. With the world championship belt over his shoulder, Fury was singing his very own version of the cult song “Walking in Memphis”, which the packed T-Mobile arena in Las Vegas was boiling over.
Just like before during the epic battle against Deontay Wilder. Fury (33) had to suffer, landed twice on the floor – and ultimately emerged as the triumphant of the dramatic trilogy. “I’m the greatest heavyweight of my era, without a doubt,” said the still undefeated WBC world champion: “I’ve always said I’m the best in the world and he’s the second best.”
Fury knocked out his tumbling opponent with a right hook in the eleventh round in front of 15,820 spectators. “Beats like this end careers,” said Fury, grinning broadly. And in fact, Wilder is at least likely to have said goodbye to the big stage for the first time, after the second defeat in a row, further World Cup chances are a long way off.
Fury has to wait for Joshua
Fury, on the other hand, reaches for the boxing throne. The “Gypsy King” ‘s next goal is actually only the ultimate title union with the important world championship belts of the associations WBA, WBO and IBF. But it will probably take until a unification fight, after all, the dethroned British champion Anthony Joshua calls the Ukrainian Alexander Usyk to a rematch.
Fury will therefore probably have to take part in compulsory defense before the potential mega-battle, at the end of October Dillian Whyte and Otto Wallin will determine the possible challenger. But Fury is in no hurry after the successful conclusion of the trilogy. “Go out, approve a few drinks, stop thinking about boxes for a while and just enjoy,” he said as the motto.
In the first duel in 2018, Fury had to be content with a draw against the then world champion Wilder despite clear superiority, at the beginning of 2020 he wrested the WBC title from the American through technical knockout It was Wilder’s first defeat in 44 fights, after which he accused Fury For smuggling weights in his gloves.
Violent verbal failures by Fury
Even before the third meeting, there had been a crash between the two opponents. Fury berated Wilder (35) as “bum”, “piece of shit” and “pussy”. Even the obligatory star down was canceled. Even after the epic battle with a total of five downfalls, the moods did not calm down, Wilder was not after reconciliation at all.
“I went up to him to shake his hand and tell him he did well and he said, ‘No, I don’t respect you,'” Fury said. If you play “with fire” long enough, you “burn yourself”, he added with a mischievous grin: “Is he a bad loser or what?” Fury has never left the ring as a loser – this streak continues even after his 32nd professional fight.