The “Gipsy King” is back! The former heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, the man who ended Wladimir Klitschko’s kingdom in 2016, fought last Saturday night in Los Angeles (his first match in USA furthermore) facing WBC champion Deontay Wilder. There were doubts about Fury’s shape: after two years lost between drugs, alcool and mental illness, the Englishman just fought twice against not relevant opponents. The odds were all for Wilder, but boxing is always surprising. Wilder was neutralised by Fury, incredibly sly and reactive considering the weight, and could not drop his ‘bombs’ against the rival. Fury’s action was instead cleaner, hitting repeatedly Wilder and gaining points on the cards, even using some mental tricks like bigmouths. The American finally was able to knockdown Fury, in the 9th and especially in the last round, when the game seemed over before the final gong. Miraculously, Tyson Fury could rise and finish the match. Surely behind on the cards, Wilder was saved by a judge who rewarded his two knockdowns rather the global performance. Final verdict: 115–111 for Wilder, 114–112 for Fury and 113–113. Draw!
Rematch? Chance for a showdown against Antony Joshua?
Enjoy the highlights!