By: Adrian Jacobs
The professional, heavyweight boxing trilogy between Fury and Wilder began back in December of 2018. At the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Deontay Wilder, the undefeated WBC heavyweight champion, was being challenged by Tyson Fury, an undefeated competitor who had previously held the heavyweight title. The fight was incredible, ending in a split draw between the two fighters (115-111 & 112-114). The crowd and media demanded a rematch to settle this dispute.
Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder fought again in Las Vegas in February of 2020. Fury stole the heavyweight title from Deontay Wilder and fans were amazed. The 6’9” English boxer had just earned his 28th win after defeating the former WBC heavyweight champion through TKO. Now, Wilder was not happy with this at all.
Strike to 2021, and the two professional boxers are back in the ring once again, ready to swipe each other off their feet. With a crowd of thousands, and millions of people across the globe watching at home, the fight took off.
Quick to start, Wilder shocked the crowd with several body punches to Fury, but Fury striked back. Fury struck with a strong, right hook that nearly dropped Wilder. Things were just getting started.
In the third round, Fury sent another right hand and uppercut to Wilder’s jaw, knocking him to the floor. Slow to get up, Wilder shook off the punch and was back on his feet. He would not give up just yet.
POW! In the fourth, Wilder packaged a right hand powerhouse straight to Fury’s face, sending him to the floor of the ring. Fury stepped up and in the same round was knocked down once again. How the tides have shifted!
But wait! Tyson Fury looked like he had been messing around the entire fight, come the 7th round. Jabbing left and right, the fight started looking more and more in Fury’s reach. Striking down Wilder again in the 10th round, Wilder looked like a toddler whining the way he stumped around the rink. Holding on for dear life, Wilder could not take it anymore.
In the 11th round, Tyson Fury finally knocked out Deontay Wilder by TKO and the crowd roared. Such astonishing performances by the two heavyweight professionals set for a mind-blowing experience for viewers across the world. Who knows, will the fighters go on a fourth time around?