Tyson Fury‘s return to the ring has been confirmed. The WBC heavyweight champion will take on ex-UFC star Francis Ngannou. Queensberry Promotions and Top Rank Boxing have confirmed the fight will happen on Saturday, October 28th, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
As we eagerly await this highly anticipated clash, let’s shift gears and start exploring the rankings of poker-winning hands. Just as poker players meticulously assess the value of their combinations, Fury’s career has revolved around his ability to find a winning formula in every fight. We have previously paid homage to Fury by bringing you the top 5 Tyson Fury KOs. Now, let us delve into the 5 Biggest Tyson Fury Fights, where we witness his skill and relentless determination that has propelled him to the pinnacle of boxing.
5 Memorable Tyson Fury Fights
Tyson Fury v Wladimir Klitschko
Tyson Fury travelled into the lion’s den to take on Wladimir Klitschko at the Espirit Arena, Dusseldorf, Germany. The Ukrainian superstar had made 18 successful defences in the second of his two heavyweight reigns, second only to Joe Louis, who made 23. Not many people felt Fury had a chance in this fight, however, The Gypsy King outboxed the champion from the beginning. He used his superior movement and effective feints to bamboozle his Ukrainian opponent. Fury was first to the punch throughout the contest and won via unanimous decision with the judge’s scorecard reading 115-112, 116-111, 115-112. When asked how he felt after the fight, he said. “This is a dream come true. We have worked so hard for this. For six months, I put everything into this and I can’t believe I’ve done it.”
Tyson Fury v Deontay Wilder I
Tyson Fury made an unbelievable comeback after 2½ years out of the ring with mental health problems. The Gypsy King returned with two warm-up wins against Sefer Seferi and Francesco Pianeta. After these routine wins, Fury reached an agreement to fight unbeaten heavyweight Deontay Wilder. The eagerly awaited clash took place on December 1 2018, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Fury outboxed Wilder for most of the fight, landing slick combinations and making his American opponent miss. Wilder‘s big punches got through on two occasions, with the second looking like it ended the fight. Somehow Fury rose to his feet and beat the count, then proceeded to outbox Wilder in that final round. The judge’s scorecards read 113-113, 115-111, 112-114, making it a split draw. Many watching felt Fury won the fight, but these two hadn’t seen the last of each other.
Tyson Fury v Deontay Wilder II
After drawing their first encounter, Fury and Wilder decided to do it again on February 20, 2022. The Gypsy King decided to replace his trainer Ben Davison with SugarHill Steward. Fury flew at Wilder from the opening bell adopting a more aggressive approach, which stunned his American opponent. Fury floored him in the third round before landing a thudding body shot in the fifth, again sending Wilder to the canvas. The American was badly beaten by the time round 7 came around, and he again had to face a barrage of accurate heavy punches from The Gypsy King, which forced the referee to stop the fight crowning Fury the WBC and ring heavyweight champion.
Tyson Fury v Steve Cunningham
Tyson Fury travelled to America for the first time in his career to take on Steve Cunningham at The Theater at Madison Square Garden. Cunningham showed his braveness and impressive ring acumen to trouble Fury at different points of the fight. The American fighter floored Fury with an overhand right early on in the fight. Fury recovered well to take control of the fight, picking his punches well with plenty of spite. The Gypsy King emerged victorious in round seven when he brutally stopped Cunningham with a right hook.
Tyson Fury v Dillian Whyte
One of Fury’s most recent win occurred at Wembley Stadium on April 23, 2022. The Gypsy King put his WBC title on the line against Dillian Whyte. A massive 94,000 fans packed out Wembley Stadium to watch Fury knockout Dillian Whyte in round six with a mammoth undercut. Fury dominated Whyte until the KO, landing combinations at will and constantly moving and frustrating his opponent. He negated Whyte’s power by dictating the pace of the fight, which kept him in control. It was a glorious homecoming fight for Fury as he retained his WBC title in front of a huge crowd.