WBC Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder’s rivalry is certainly one of the most storied rivalries in recent memory. Tyson Fury tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this year which prevented their third fight from happening in July.
The two finally duked it out on October 9th at T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada. For many fans, the boxing match surpassed all expectations as it was a heavy-hitting affair as both boxers gave it their all in order to win the match.
Wilder certainly impressed fans for lasting as long as he did with Tyson Fury, managing to show grit and determination in the face of adversity. In the end, Fury knocked Wilder out in the 11th round and emerged victorious.
While speaking during a press conference after Dana White’s Contender Series Week 7, UFC President Dana White gave massive props to Fury and Wilder’s boxing match and stated that professional boxing needed that match.
“I thought it was awesome. I think, going into it, my thought process was, ‘for what?’… And then I thought, you know why? Because boxing needed that fight. It was an incredible heavyweight fight. I think both guys fought their a**es off and for Fury, to come in 277 lbs and fight the way he fought, get knocked down, get back up, keep fighting, it’s just exactly what boxing needed. Congratulations to both of them, everybody involved and the sport of boxing.”
Now that the trilogy between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder had a definitive end, it remains to be seen what is next in store for both competitors.
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