The first fight between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury wasn’t expected to be the classic it turned out to be, which is exactly why the rematch is so highly anticipated and expected to serve up yet another treat for boxing fans who tune in on 22ndFebruary.
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As we saw in the first encounter, Tyson Fury is expected to outbox Wilder but with the American more than capable of winning the fight with one of his signature right hands we’ve been so used to seeing. It is exactly why the Bronze Bomber is such a dangerous proposition in the heavyweight division – he can get outboxed and look fairly ordinary, yet because he possesses an equaliser capable of knocking out any one of his rivals, he’s never really out of it.
Fury, though, remains confident of avoiding a Wilder onslaught and when the fight was seemingly on, he sounded as self-assured as ever. The Gypsy King said: “There’s no more ducking and diving. The date has been set, and the ‘Bomb Squad’ is about to be securely detonated and the real champion crowned as the world watches on for the most anticipated fight in years.”
Not one to shy away from a few mind games, Fury added: “This is unfinished business for me, but come February 22, this dosser will finally get what’s coming to him, and I can’t wait!”
After announcing a new trainer with the main focus being on producing knockout power to rival Wilder’s, Fury has had his fair share of critics since the first fight between the two. He has appeared on WWE where he defeated Braun Strowman, has been seen on plenty of television shows and made countless media appearances, and he has been accused, by some, of taking his eye off the ball and losing the winning mentality he so passionately spoke about in the past. That, though, might not necessarily be the case. Ultimately, we’ll find out on the night, but judging by his improved physique and the fact he’s had more time to adjust back to competitive boxing life, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him come in as an even more dangerous, finely tuned proposition, especially under the new training methods of Javan ‘Sugar’ Hill, the nephew of legendary Hall of Fame trainer, Manny Steward. The pair originally met at the famous Kronk Gym in Detroit back in
For Deontay Wilder, though, it appears to be a simple case of the more of the same, especially with the devastating right hand he has at his disposal. Ahead of the fight, the Alabama born heavyweight has highlighted a potential issue with a cut eye Fury suffered against Otto Wallin, saying: “Anyone that saw this fight will understand that he’s not the same fighter (considering issues with eye). I end careers! I took something. He’s done and I can’t wait.”
This is a fight not to be missed, that’s for sure. We have a potential classic on our hands.