‘He Gave Me Real Run For My Money’: Ranking Top 5 Tyson Fury KOs
At Big Fight Weekend, we have been watching the protracted negotiations between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk – which are now “on ice.” As both fighters are now looking away from each other for their next fight, we wanted to remind you of The Gypsy King’s ability in the ring. We are going to rank Tyson Fury’s best KOs.
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The Best 5 Tyson Fury Knockouts
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(5) Tyson Fury Best KOs: Fury vs Bela Gyongyosi
Fury made his professional debut – on December 6, 2008, against Hungarian Bela Gyongyosi. The towering Gypsy King made a blistering start to his professional career by defeating his opponent in just two minutes and 14 seconds. Fury made use of his 5-stone weight advantage by smashing sickening body shots into Gyongyosi. He switched well between head and body – but enjoyed the most success, working his opponent’s body. The Gypsy King ended the fight by landing a cracking left hook to the ribs of his Hungarian opponent, which sank him to the canvas and ended the fight.
(4) Fury vs. Marcelo Nascimento
In only his 14th fight, Tyson Fury decided to face fellow undefeated fighter (13-0), Brazilian Marcelo Nascimento. The fight wasn’t a great spectacle, but the knockout gave us an insight into the power of Tyson Fury. The Gypsy King won via a 5th-round knockout, which inflicted the first defeat for his Brazilian opponent. Fury boxed the smarter of the two throughout and put Nascimento down in the first. The Gypsy King used his jab well, but it was an ugly fight for large parts, until round 5, where Fury increased the tempo and landed a thumping right hook, which put Nascimento to sleep, and became one of Tyson Fury’s best KOs.
(3) Fury vs. Steve Cunningham
Standing at 20-0 before the fight, Tyson Fury stepped into the ring at The Theatre at Madison Square Garden, New York. The Gypsy King recovered well from a looping overhand right from Steve Cunningham, which floored him – before imposing his size and superior skillset on the American. Cunningham deserves recognition, as he never backed down from Fury. The Manchester-born fighter showcased his brilliant recuperative skills after being knocked down. Despite the American – having to overcome a size and reach disadvantage to Fury, he showed his impressive ring acumen in the first four rounds. After that, Fury impressed with some eye-catching combinations that took over the fight before brutally stopping Cunningham with a powerful right hook that gave Fury a win on his American debut.
(2) Fury vs. Wilder III
Their first meeting was a draw, with Fury winning the second fight despite Deontay Wilder’s long list of accusations and excuses. Fury and Wilder got it on once more at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, and this one was a barnstormer. The Bronze Bomber always looked wary of the Gypsy King’s power, and Fury landed a clubbing right hand which floored Wilder in round three. The Alabama native climbed off the canvas and turned the tables knocking Fury down twice. The Gypsy King once again rose from adversity with Wilder beaten, bloodied and badly bruised – Fury delivered the fight-ending right hook in the eleventh round. After the fight, The Gypsy King was full of praise for his opponent. “He gave me a real run for my money.“
(1) Fury vs. Wilder II
After bravely battling back from a plethora of personal problems and mental health struggles, Tyson Fury rose from the canvas in round 12 in the first meeting between Wilder and The Gypsy King. The 2nd match-up between the two took place in the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas on February 22, 2020.
Fury came into the fight with a new trainer in SugarHill Steward. The change of trainer bought a change of tactics, as Fury became the aggressive power puncher – and scored multiple knockdowns – showcasing his own incredible punch power. Every punch thrown by Fury seemed to trouble The Bronze Bomber. The Gypsy King used his weight advantage effectively by leaning into Wilder, throwing spiteful punches. The punishment Wilder was receiving led to his corner throwing in the towel in round seven. Following the fight, The Bronze Bomber threw a series of excuses and accusations at many people involved in the fight – including the accusation that Fury had illegal gloves. These claims were never substantiated, and The Gypsy King executed his game plan to perfection and deserved the victory.