Tyson Fury destroys Deontay Wilder in heavyweight title rematch

Tanya Simon
February 27, 2020

Joshua regained his IBF, IBO, WBA and WBO titles from Andy Ruiz Jr. on December 7, when Joshua out-boxed an out-of-shape Ruiz (33-2, 22 KOs) and won a 12-round unanimous decision in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia.

Saturday's highly anticipated world title rematch between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury broke the gate record for a heavyweight boxing fight in Nevada, according to Todd duBoef, president of promoter Top Rank.

With Deontay Wilder left battered, bloodied and bruised after the fight and a potential third fight on the horizon, Fury showed what a true champion he was by heading over to him and offering words of encouragement. After experiencing two knockdowns and a possibly busted eardrum, referee Kenny Bayless called a stop to the fight as Wilder's corner was about to throw in the towel.

The 6ft 9in Fury's weight ballooned to 27 stone (375 lbs) in the aftermath of that fight, as he openly admitted he contemplated suicide despite enjoying all the trappings of fame as a world heavyweight champion.

"I have already spoken to AJ - he wants this fight".

"I'm my own worst critic and even though it was a fantastic performance and I got a great win, I know I can do better", he said. If I was him, I wouldn't fight [Pulev].

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John Fury's prediction came true as his son was too destructive for Wilder and stopped him inside the twelve rounds, something that many people doubted he could do. But I'm nearly sure he'll take the rematch because he's a dynamite puncher and he can take someone out at any time.

Last yr, he turned down a $100 million greenback cope with DAZN, the identical sports activities streaming service that Anthony Joshua selected over Showtime for his fights. We had 28 days to exercise the rematch clause.

"If you don't take the rematch now, do you ever get your shot?" 'Big shout-out to Deontay Wilder. "I don't see where else he has to go". And he come back and beat a guy who trained in his fridge. You've got AJ who has the other world titles. "We believe we win the fight, they believe they win the fight, so let's see it".

In that instance, IBF mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev will fight Joshua at Premier League side Tottenham's stadium on June 20. But Hearn said a fight against Fury instead of Pulev would be the ideal scenario.

"At the same time, it's the timings. It was a 50-50 fight going in". We'd be clowns, we'd be idiots if we didn't make this fight.

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