By Davy Trengove – Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury is building up nicely with everyone’s thoughts on the outcome of the fight swaying from week to week.
Will Wilder finally get credit in his career if he beats the unbeaten former World champion or will he get discredited by the boxing public saying that Tyson Fury is a shadow of his former self and that the win is against an inactive fighter that hasn’t had the correct preparation in regards to the level of his previous two opponents to step up to a World heavyweight title challenge?
We are now only a week away and time will tell. Personally, for me, Fury has shown tremendous character to conquer his demons and reignite his passion and drive for the sport of boxing. He doesn’t need the money but he certainly needs the sport and the training regimes to occupy his mind. He’s beaten his mental health issues and has gained a lot of new fans in the process and rightly so. The Joe Rogan interview gave him a chance to show the real Tyson Fury and it also gave him a chance to voice his opinions to a Worldwide audience. What Fury has achieved is quite remarkable.
The fight itself on Saturday is so intriguing because both fighters are so unpredictable in the ring and it could pan out in so many ways. The betting man would go for a Wilder win but it depends which Tyson Fury turns up, he has certainly altered his physique, possibly working on power but Fury isn’t known for his power, he’s known for his technical boxing ability.
Wilder is technically awful but possesses incredible power to weight ratio and has stopped every opponent he has faced during his professional career. It’s a shame the fight isn’t in the UK because it would’ve sold out months ago. There are strong rumours that tickets sales for the event are struggling and that’s not because of the occasion it’s because Wilder hasn’t ever been a big ticket seller. His biggest purse and win to date was against Ortiz and that speaks volumes.
For me, Ortiz has been Wilder’s only credible, top 5 opponent. That could be said for Fury too as the Klitschko win was his biggest test but he never defended the belts.
If there is a rematch for the loser, I hope it can be settled and the Joshua fight can happen. Joshua is the A-side and the money machine in heavyweight boxing and with boxer’s having a such a short career, I would like to see all 3 face one another and make a fortune in the process.
The Klitschko era took the gloss off the Heavyweight division and hopefully, 2019 can rectify what was once the greatest and most prestigious division throughout boxing history.
It is a fight that has got my attention and I can’t wait for the weekend, Hopefully, Fury can rewind the clock and pick up where he left off in Germany 3 years ago. To beat Wilder in America would be nothing short of magnificent.