“Baddest Man On The Planet” : NBA Legend Magic Johnson Heaps Massive Praise on Tyson Fury

Published 10/10/2021, 2:26 AM EDT
Oct 9, 2021; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; Deontay Wilder (red/black trunks) is knocked out by Tyson Fury (black/gold trunks) during their WBC/Lineal heavyweight championship boxing match at T-Mobile Arena. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports


The rivalry between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder has been one for the ages. After a split draw in their first matchup, everyone was glued to their TV sets for the second fight where Fury decimated Wilder to retain his championship.

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But the challenger wasn’t done yet and wanted a third fight with Fury. The ‘Gypsy King’ agreed and thus began the biggest fight of the year, the conclusion of the trilogy. The pace was set in the very first round as Wilder seemed like the aggressor and courtesy of his landed shots won the round.

The champion made a solid comeback in the next two rounds, though. Landing more shots and dropping Wilder to the canvas. It seemed like we were about to see a repeat of the previous match. But the challenger was seemed prepared to shock the world, dropping the champion twice in Round 4. But miraculously, Fury survived the barrage from Wilder.

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With both the fighters wobbly, it was anyone’s game. But Fury kept his calm and stacked up the points till round 9. In the 10th round, Fury dropped Wilder yet again. But the challenger was determined not to give up barely managing to stay up. But after so many near KOs, the champion had the last laugh as he dropped Wilder for the final time with a right uppercut and concluded the trilogy with his second win.

Magic Johnson all praises for Tyson Fury

The rivalry between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder has been absolutely fascinating. Given how the second fight ended in dramatic fashion, game III became a must-watch for fans all over the world.

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The basketball world was no different. With the decider being held at Staples Center, it wasn’t a surprise to see two Lakers’ legends in Shaquille O’Neal and Magic Johnson show up to the fight.

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After the bell, Magic Johnson was especially in awe of Fury’s performance. In a recent tweet, Magic claimed that the ‘Gypsy King’ was indeed the ‘baddest man in the world’. This was certainly a statement by Fury who yet again shut his doubters in some style.

Given all the hardships the defending champion has had over the years, this win was the perfect representation of the determination of Fury. While he was down in round 4, he made an incredible comeback showing the world why he is the champion. Do you think Fury vs Wilder III was the best fight of the year?

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Aditya Mohapatra

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Aditya Mohapatra is a sports enthusiast who primarily covers the NBA for EssentiallySports. Having graduated in Mass Communication, he has prior experience in writing for ABP News, and has been writing for EssentiallySports since November 2020. This die-hard Los Angeles Lakers fan feels that LeBron James is the best thing to have ever happened to the NBA, and will hold a healthy debate with anyone suggesting otherwise.

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