Why Deontay Wilder Vs. Tyson Fury Is The Biggest Heavyweight Fight of The 21st Century (So Far)
In just four days time, the world will be treated to the rematch between WBC Heavyweight Champion, Deontay Wilder and arguably the best current heavyweight boxer in the world, Tyson Fury. When you look at the Heavyweight clashes of the 21st century whether it’s Joshua and Klitschko or Lewis and Klitschko, this is the biggest heavyweight fight from the 2000 onwards and there’s several factors why and I’m going to dive into those reasons right now.
Their First Encounter
Fury outboxed Wilder. Wilder knocked Fury down. Fury outboxed Wilder a bit more. Wilder knocks Fury down again. The fight fight had it all and it was so dramatic. I remember watching this fight live at 5am and I was scoring the majority of the rounds for Fury and then before the 12th round, I thought ‘Wilder is going for the stoppage’ and sure enough he was as he dropped Fury in the 12th round which looked like Fury was finished. To this day, I still don’t understand how Fury got back up but he did and the fight was scored a controversial draw. After this decision, many demanded a rematch but an immediate rematch did not happen as both men fought twice and now over a year later, they’re going at it again. I’ve seen a lot of people who aren’t typical boxing fans talk about this fight, the hype is real.
Wilder’s Incredible Power
I recently found out that Deontay Wilder has the highest KO percentage in heavyweight history. That’s nuts! Wilder has insane knockout power and this is his biggest shot at winning as it only takes one big hand from Wilder to knock anybody out. Luis Ortiz was besting Wilder on the score cards and Wilder just connects and wins the entire fight. He’s a dangerous man and many anticipate how Fury copes with Wilder’s power this time around.
Fury’s Slick Style
Tyson Fury claims he will knock Deontay Wilder out in the second round. I’m not buying into this. I definitely don’t see Fury stopping Wilder and the only way I see the gypsy king winning this is by a decision victory. Fury can definitely pull this off as he was close to doing it last time out, he just needs to do nothing silly and avoid big punches from Wilder.
Someone’s 0 Has To Go
Is there a better phrase in boxing? ‘Someone’s 0 has to go’ is just a fantastic tagline. It makes people want to watch as these are big names in the heavyweight division. So many people in the world know how big these names are and one of these men will suffer their first professional boxing defeat. It’s crazy. Wilder - the WBC Champion for the past 5 years has never lost a fight and has KO’d every man he’s faced with the exception of Fury - is it time for him to lose his first fight ever? Or is it Tyson Fury who will lose? We’ve seen Fury overcome the odds in his professional career as barely anybody took him seriously against Wladimir Klitschko but he backed the talk up and got the job done. Are we going to see Fury take his first loss?
This fight is so unpredictable. Fury can outbox Wilder, we know that but can Fury outbox Wilder without getting caught again? 36 minutes without being knocked down against Wilder seems unlikely but it is possible however Fury needs a fantastic night but all it takes is one big shot from the champion for the fight to be over. This is the definition of a 50/50 fight and it’s the most excited I’ve been for a boxing fight in a long time.