“Boxing Needed That Fight” – UFC President Dana White Reacts to Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder 3

Published 10/13/2021, 6:00 AM EDT
JACKSONVILLE, FL – APRIL 24: UFC President Dana White is seen during UFC 261 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on April 24, 2021 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Alex Menendez/Getty Images)


Last weekend, Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder locked horns with each other in a massive trilogy war. In this fight, Wilder entered the ring as a challenger, looking to dethrone the Brit and reclaim his WBC title.

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The 11 round battle was a titanic affair that saw both champion and challenger earn respect. With their grit and determination, they gave the fans a fight that lived up to the hype.

Dana White opened up on this iconic war at a Dana White’s Contender Series press event. He said, “Boxing needed that fight. It was an incredible heavyweight fight, both guys fought their a**es off… Exactly what boxing needed.”

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Before this fight took place, many believed Fury would come out even more aggressively and finish Wilder inside 5 rounds. But the Alabama native had other ideas.

In round 3, Fury dropped his foe, but Wilder dropped ‘The Gypsy King’ twice in the subsequent round. Unfortunately, ‘The Bronze Bomber’ couldn’t maximize on the same as he ended up getting caught by a vicious right hand from Fury in round 11.

Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder trilogy – A Hall of Fame fight?

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Boxing fans love extreme action and they expect the heavyweights to deliver quick knockouts or insane back-and-forth displays of excellent boxing. As they got it all, Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder’s epic trilogy gained worldwide attention.

Boxing – Tyson Fury v Deontay Wilder – WBC Heavyweight Title – T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. – October 9, 2021 Tyson Fury in action against Deontay Wilder REUTERS/Steve Marcus

Hence, this fight has every possibility to pin itself as a Hall of Fame bout as umpteen budding boxers and established stars can learn from this contest. Both Wilder and Fury went through adversities and they taught everyone how to persevere and make a comeback.

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What do you make of White’s comments on this bout? Let us know in the comments below.

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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