WBC World Heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, brutally dismantled Deontay Wilder to retain his title in their trilogy fight in Las Vegas. In the second bout, that saw Wilder lose his unbeaten record, in the American’s words due to a heavy costume, was out for revenge here.
If you were like me, then the thought of a third bout between these two gladiator fighters, could have been argued, was not good for the heavyweight division, due to waning fan interest. As both men, obviously read articles from this website, they were adamant to prove this sports writer wrong.
The scorecards in this matchup at the halfway stage were showing The Bronze Bomber Wilder, actually ahead on points. Manchester born Fury, who has yet to taste defeat was floored twice by Wilder.
Any thoughts of this match up being as one sided as the second fight, became clear wouldn’t happen. Passion, skill, heart and courage were just some of the words to describe this fight.
As the cliche goes, there can only be one winner. Tyson Fury, just maybe wanted it that little bit more, but The Alabama Slammer more than played his part, he just ran out of steam it can be argued.
Deontay Wilder huffed and puffed and tried to pull out all the stops to win the title he lost to Tyson Fury, but he would be floored for the third and final time, which ended a classic contest.
The American Wilder after the fight wasn’t in congratulatory mood for his rival, but the former world champion can be proud of his efforts. After the fight, rumours began to circulate that Wilder would retire, something he fiercely denied.
Next up for Fury, potentially is a fight against Dillian Whyte and for Wilder well maybe a match up with Andy Ruiz or Anthony Joshua (after his rematch with Alexander Usyk).