Tyson Fury shared a video via ESPN Ringside on Twitter after a 12 round sparring session. ‘The Gypsy King’ is set to prepare for a third bout against Deontay Wilder. Tyson Fury is coming off a 7th round corner stoppage victory over the former WBC champion in Wilder.
The two squared off in December of 2018 in one of the most anticipated heavyweight fights in modern boxing. The fight delivered with many memorable moments that left combat sports fanatics clamoring for more. The fight ended in controversy however with the judge’s ruling it a split-decision draw.
Fans and pundits alike picked Fury to have won the first fight after outboxing the ‘The Bronze Bomber’ throughout the scheduled bout. A 12th round knockdown of Fury however seemed to steer the judges to a draw.
The second fight was far more decisive and Fury landed heavy strikers with crisp lateral movement. Fury outweighed Wilder significantly and it became a massive talking point leading up to the anticipated 2nd fight. The weight and subsequent strength disparity was seemingly a factor as Fury muscled Wilder to a 7th round stoppage.
Tyson Fury laces up the gloves with dad John Fury
John Fury had high praise for his son following the training session.
“He’s strong, I’ve worn myself out. Man’s an absolute animal, a tank, and as strong as three men. There’s nobody that can beat this man. The king of the world. He’s the man for the next 10 years or more”.
Tyson Fury appears to be in high spirits after a brutal 12 round sparring session. John Fury has been a constant presence in his son’s life and continues the same leading up to the Wilder Fight.
“Man’s an absolute animal, a tank, and as strong as three men… He’s the man for the next 10 years or more!”
— ESPN Ringside (@ESPNRingside) June 25, 2020
Deontay Wilder will have an uphill task in order to return to his position at the top. Tyson Fury appears to be supremely confident in his abilities. Not to mention he appears to have entered his professional prime. ‘The Bronze Bomber’ will need an emphatic victory going into his 44th professional fight.
Additionally, the winner of the fight will secure a huge money fight with Anthony Joshua. Fury will be looking to face his fellow countryman and stake his claim as a generational talent and icon.