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Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder II: The Night Fury Returned to the Top

Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder II: The Night Fury Returned to the Top

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Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder II: The Night Fury Returned to the Top

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Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder II: The Night Fury Returned to the Top

On Saturday, February 22, 2020, Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder II took place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, US. It was another phenomenal chapter in the move-like career of “The Gypsy King” as he enjoyed a memorable night in Vegas, as he brutally beat up “The Bronze Bomber.”

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Glory for Tyson Fury

Fury weighed in at 273 pounds, one of the heaviest he’s weighed in as a professional, and he used his weight and height as a vital weapon throughout this contest. The first fight between the two had been an entertaining draw, which signified Furys return to the heavyweight division after his much-publicised mental health struggles. 

The rematch signalled the return to the top table in the heavyweight division for Fury as he produced a career-best performance.

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After the ring walks were concluded the action began, and Fury was living up to his promise of being the aggressor under the tutelage of SugarHill Steward. He was sitting down on his punches, and every shot seemed to trouble “The Bronze Bomber” from round one. Despite being aggressive, “The Gypsy King” was careful to keep the distance close, stopping Wilder from landing his devastating right hand. Fury was bullying him throughout the fight, leaning into him and landing sharp crosses and uppercuts.

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Fury knocked Wilder down on numerous occasions during the fight, and by the time his corner threw the towel in, the Alabama native looked a shell of the man who had terrorised the heavyweight division. The seventh-round TKO win for “The Gypsy King” saw him win the WBC and vacant The Ring heavyweight titles.

Hear Dan Rafael and T.J. Rives discuss Dan being at ringside for Fury-Wilder II off our ‘Big Fight Weekend Podcast feed by clicking play below,

New Tactics and Legacy

At the time of the stoppage in round seven, Fury was ahead on the scorecards 59–52, 58–53, and 59–52, with him getting a point deducted by the referee in round five.

“The Gypsy King” had done what nowhere dared to try – and attack Wilder and bring the power and pressure to him. Watching it back – it’s easy to make a case for this as one of his best performances, alongside his memorable win over Wladimir Klitschko. Beating Wilder and the Ukrainian legend made Fury the first man – to defeat two champions with ten or more defences of their title.

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This win was redemption for Fury after all his personal struggles – and further enhanced his legacy as one of the greatest heavyweights of all time, and brought him back to the top table in the heavyweight division.

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