On December 1st, at the Staples Center, Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury enter the boxing ring and the excitement and hype for this fight have been growing since it was scheduled! Tyson Fury whose record is 27-0, with 19 Knockouts, will go glove to glove with Deontay Wilder whose record is 40-0 with 39 Knockouts. Wilder and Tyson will fight for the UBC heavyweight world championship. Deontay Wilder is America’s only champ since 2007. Tyson Fury has not been defeated in 27 professional fights.
Fury, who is thirty years old, had been on a hiatus for two and a half years, but has come back and ready! He was going through a lot of problems with drugs, alcohol, depression, etc. Now he’s back after getting his life back together. He has been waiting to fight Wilder. Wilder is a former heavyweight champ and Fury is the reigning champion. Both are trying to take this illustrious title.
In the fight, size plays a huge role in this fight. Wilder is the smaller of the two based on the heavyweight standards, but he is 6’7”, very elongated and his wingspan feels as long as the ring. Fury is a lot bigger than Wilder. He has about 40 pounds on his challenger and he is a few inches taller as well. As of now, he is the biggest heavyweight as of right now. For the past two years, Wilder has been training extremely hard and fighting in matches, while Fury was enjoying his drug-induced retreat, in which, he nearly tossed the whole thing away. He’s had two fights prior to this match, he’s looking like he’s trying to get back to the way he was previously, but it’s going to be difficult.
What are the odds for this fight? Five Dimes online betting has Tyson Fury had a +160 line, while Deontay Wilder has -165. We still have a couple months before the fight, but there is an obvious way for the boxers in this fight.
In 2015, Fury was the heavyweight champ, but addicted to cocaine, which led to a path of turmoil and destruction. Can he get it back? We will see! Many people have faith in him, while the majority seem on the fence about his fighting. He’s got to be a lot sharper and realize that there is no room for error.
Fury has very innate skills and many fans are expecting him to take this win. Wilder did not start boxing until his 20’s. He does have some skills that stand out, however, his ability is missing a little. Fury comes from a family of boxers, it’s in his genes to be great. He has tremendously active legs and he is always a single step ahead. He is an ambidextrous boxer as well. Some think he’s a head case, bipolar to be exact. Some fans are disappointed at how he won the title in 2015, then just threw it all away.
Wilder, on the other hand, has prodigious punching power. He gives his opponent very strong blows! He even calls his right hand,” Alabama Slamma.” It has been said that this right hand of his is extremely lethal. He knows how to deliver a great punch under duress or any condition. He has a way to summon his powers at any given time. He has been known to send his opponents soaring across the ring, not remembering anything that happened. Many opponents have been scared for their lives when in the ring with Wilder. Fury may not be able to handle the force of the Alabaman. In my opinion, the only way that Fury would possibly come up with a win would be to harness his know-how skills, weapons, guile, and then he’ll be in business, however, don’t have your hopes up too high.
What’s the moral of this story? Who is going to win this fight? Predictions? I get the feeling that Deontay Wilder is going to take the championship home, again. His power is phenomenal, he’s captivatingly strong and as strong as an ox. Fury’s track record states volumes and puts him in a spotty situation. He is the minor underdog. He needs a few more fights to come up the victor in this one.