Fury Hands Wilder His First Loss In Title Fight

Tyson Fury beat Deontay Wilder on Saturday night to hand the American his first-ever loss as he loses WBC Heavyweight title to the British boxer

On Saturday the two heavyweights met in Las Vegas for the much-awaited re-match. They first met back in 2018 when the fight finished as a draw with many feeling Fury was the winner. This was being billed as the fight of the century with both men going into it with unbeaten records.

Fury was the bookmakers favourite before the fight after the last one. It looked like Wilder had won in 2018 when he knocked down Fury in the 12th. The Gypsy King though somehow managed to get up and finished the fight. Both men coming into this fight weighed in over a stone heavier than the previous fight. This would help Fury as it would slow Wilder down.

From the first bell Fury was on top of Wilder not giving him a chance to unleash his devastating right hand. Fury was up on all the judge’s scorecards by the time he landed his first knockdown in the third round. A right hand that caught Wilder on the side of his head that would later be his downfall.

Wilder fought back and landed a few big shots of his own but was once again downed in the fifth round. At this point, it felt like a matter of when not if Fury was going to win. Again Wilder came back but it was in the seventh round it was all over. Fury was unloading on the Bronze Bomber in the corner of the ring and his side threw the towel in. Wilder wasn’t happy with decision to do so but it was definitely in the boxers best interest.

Fury’s dominance in the fight was shown in the judge’s scorecards with two of them having it 59-52 and one having it 58-83. This was Wilder’s 11th title defence in his five-year reign as WBC Heavyweight Champions. The loss was the first of his career and it’ll be interesting to see where he goes from here.

Fury vs Wilder 3 or AJ?

Before the fight, Fury had confirmed that there was already an agreement for a third fight to take place. However, this may not happen now considering how convincingly Fury won. Wilder may look for a new opponent with Dillion Whyte expressing his interest in fighting both men.

Eddie Hearn tweeted straight after the fight saying that there was no need for a third and they should get the Fury vs AJ agreed. Between the two British fighters, they hold all the world heavyweight titles. This would mean the fight would be for the undisputed heavyweight world championship.

Apparently all the relevant parties in each camp are keen to get the fight on that would be watched by millions across the world. Fury, who unlike Joshua is still undefeated, would go into this fight as the favourite. Betfair already have him priced at 4/9 with AJ at 13/8. It would make for an amazing fight and one that would be remembered for decades.