“I Can’t Be Mad” – Anthony Taylor Opens Up on Meeting Tommy Fury After Their Fight

Published 09/01/2021, 7:23 AM EDT
LEICESTER, ENGLAND – MARCH 23: Tommy Fury of England celebrates his win against Callum Ide of England during the Light-Heavyweight contest fight at Morningside Arena on March 23, 2019 in Leicester, England. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)


Sunday night proved to be a true entertainer for boxing lovers around the globe. The highly debatable Jake Paul took on the former UFC bigwig, Tyron Woodley, in an 8-round fight. This fight definitely kept the fans intrigued, but alongside this, there were umpteen fights on the undercard that made the entire event successful. One such bout on this card was between Tommy Fury and Anthony Taylor.

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In a buildup to the fight, both Taylor and Fury rolled out some scathing words for each other and drew attention to their collision.

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This four-round fight went the distance and both the fighters kept their attacks on till the last gong. But Fury edged over his nemesis in this clash and bagged a sublime win. Post the fight, he and Taylor met each other at the airport.

In an exclusive conversation with ESNEWS, Taylor opened up on what happened between the two.

He said, “Oh man, the experience was amazing man like the atmosphere of the people, you know, I think I’m probably the first fighter ever in boxing history to go up from 145 all the way down to cruiserweight, we don’t make it history like that but, you know, having to share the ring with Tommy was an amazing experience.”

“I can’t be mad, but at the end of the day, I got the opportunity to perform in front of millions,” he added.

Did Tommy Fury bag his greatest career win against Anthony Taylor?

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Fury maintained his undefeated stint on the undercard of the Jake Paul vs Tyron Woodley event. Yet, this wasn’t his best bout, for obvious reasons.

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 28: Tommy Fury in action during a media workout at the Henrietta Gym on November 28, 2019 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

‘TNT’ has given some iconic performances in his short yet attractive boxing run. But this fight was certainly not his best appearance, as Fury failed to demolish Taylor with his power.

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However, as he is still relatively fresh in his career, he will look to learn and improve in his future bouts. Who should Tommy Fury face next?

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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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