“Boxing Won Tonight”: Reilly Opelka, Andy Murray, and Others React to Tyson Fury’s TKO of Deontay Wilder

Published 10/10/2021, 5:55 AM EDT
Andy Murray of Great Britain smiles on court following his walkover in the Mens Singles semi final match against Milos Raonic of Canada on day six of the BNP Paribas Masters at Palais Omnisports de Bercy in Paris, France. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)


In one of the most awaited boxing battles, Tyson Fury retained his heavyweight title after defeating Deontay Wilder in 11 rounds. Interestingly, the champion knocked out his opponent and won one of the most important fights of his career. It is because of this reason that many tennis legends, including Andy Murray, have reacted to his victory.

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It is for the second time in 20 months that Fury and Wilder were up against each other. Surprisingly, the latter lost on both occasions.

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Andy Murray and his brother react to Tyson Fury’s superb win over Deontay Wilder

Fans of Andy Murray are well aware of his interest in boxing. He is a huge fanboy of the sport and loves to watch it whenever he gets some free time. In a tweet, which the British player posted after Fury’s win, he mentioned the possible matches that can take place in the (near) future.

“Would you rather. Fury vs usyk for undisputed and Wilder vs Joshua with winner fighting winner of fury vs usyk or Joshua vs usyk rematch and winner to fight fury?” tweeted Murray.

Just like Murray, his elder brother, Jamie Murray, also follows the sport extensively. As a result, he too expressed his emotions after Fury’s TKO on Wilder.

“Tyson Fury operates on a different level. What a fight,” wrote Jamie in his tweet.

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Reilly Opelka is in awe of both the boxers after the historic match

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Just like the Murray brothers, Opelka too watched the entire fight between Fury and Wilder. He felt so good after watching the match that he shared a picture of both the fighters as his Instagram story and wrote a beautiful caption along with it.

Sep 2, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Reilly Opelka of the United States celebrates after recording match point against Lorenzo Musetti of Italy in a second round match on day four of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

“Boxing won tonight,” wrote Opelka in the caption of his Instagram story.

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Even after his win, Tyson Fury is not expected to face Usyk or Joshua next. This is because the latter fighter activated a rematch clause. In such a situation, the Gypsy King is likely to face Dillian Whyte, the current WBC interim champion, as his next possible opponent. Will he be able to shine once again in the boxing ring?

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Anshul Singh

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Anshul Singh is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing Journalism Honors from Delhi University. Having significant experience with content, Anshul has authored over 1000 tennis articles. He has previously worked as a writer and an editor for DU Express, penning riveting articles on sports, politics, and culture.

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