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Will Deontay Wilder bounce back?


Will Deontay Wilder bounce back?

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Will Deontay Wilder bounce back?

Now several days after Tyson Fury’s WBC Heavyweight title win Saturday night over Deontay Wilder in Las Vegas, there is still much to discuss about them and the state of the Heavyweight division.

And, that’s what we do on the latest edition of the Big Fight Weekend podcast, as Ryan O’Hara of and, joined Marquis Johns, senior writer and me on the show:

Ryan was ringside for Fury’s 7th round TKO handing Wilder his first professional loss. We get his insight and analysis on how Fury was able to get the victory. And, Ryan tells us what he believes really happened to the “Bronze Bomber” in terms of a possible concussion and the lack of him having his legs under him from almost the beginning of the fight?

We then have a roundtable discussion, where Ryan and Marquis give their opinions about the likely rematch later this summer and what kind of chance does Wilder have to regroup and be better in a third fight with the new champ?

Marquis and Ryan also weigh-in on their level of interest in the Anthony Joshua-Kubrat Pulev title fight that is apparently now set for late June in London. Joshua is in position to fight either Fury or Wilder later this year, but will that actually ever happen?

We also go over Saturday night’s welterweight Contender showdown between former Unified lightweight champion Mikey Garcia and fellow Contender Jessie Vargas.

Garcia has not been in the ring for 11 months, since Unified Welterweight champ Errol Spence beat him last March, as Garcia tried to jump two weight divisions to 147 lb.

At 39 – 1, 30 KOs, Garcia is looking for a huge title fight later in 2020, if he can be impressive at the Dallas Cowboys practice facility/arena.

As for Vargas, he is a former Junior Welterweight World Champ and briefly held the WBO Welterweight Title before losing to Manny Pacquiao in November of 2016. While Vargas’ overall record is 29 – 2 – 2, 11 KOs, he is just 3 – 2 – 2 in his last seven fights with a loss to Timothy Bradley in 2015 and draws against Adrien Broner and Thomas Dulorme, which came last year.

Also, Marquis and Ryan have thoughts on the undercard, that includes a potentially exciting fight between unbeaten WBA Super Flyweight champ Kal Yafi of England taking on former Flyweight World Champ, Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez in a scheduled 12-rounder.

The 29-0 Yafi is making his sixth title defense, while Chocolatito is trying to regain a World Championship and does have 40 Knockouts in his 48 wins, previously.

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A veteran broadcaster of over 25 years, T.J. has been a fight fan longer than that! He’s the host of the “Big Fight Weekend” podcast and will go “toe to toe” with anyone who thinks that Marvin Hagler beat Sugar Ray Leonard or that Tyson, Lennox Lewis or Deontay Wilder could have beaten Ali!

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