The WBC heavyweight champion, Tyson Fury, has had several intriguing fights in his career. The undefeated boxer outboxed every opponent he faced with his charismatic style and fight IQ. Among all of his fights, his 12-round war with Ukraine’s Wladimir Klitschko is cemented as one of the best in the sport.
However, former cruiserweight sensation, Tony Bellew doesn’t feel so. Recently he shed his views on this fight, which ‘The Gypsy King’ won after digging in real deep.
Bellew said, “If Fury didn’t get that decision (vs Klitschko), would that’ve been a big shock? I’ve seen bigger robberies in Germany. It was a close fight. I think Fury won, but he beat him in the dullest, worst performance of the heavyweight titles I’ve seen.”
That night, Fury won the fight via a unanimous decision with 115, 116, and 115 on judges’ scorecards. Not only that, but he also won The Ring Magazine fighter of the year for his performance against the Ukrainian boxer.
Fury put himself in the driver’s seat throughout this fight. He controlled the ring, but failed to roll the expected results for this fight, which was a knockout.
The ‘Gypsy King’ became the unified heavyweight champion with this win over ‘Dr Steelhammer’ and established himself as a big-wig of the sport.
With a win over Klitschko, Fury’s fans expected him to defend his multiple heavyweight titles, but little did anyone know about the unfortunate period he was about to enter. The ‘Gypsy King’ went into depression, facing serious mental illness for almost two years. He gained a significant amount of weight during this time.
But, exhibiting a champion mindset, the British boxer overcame his disheartening time and made a sturdy comeback to the ring in 2018.
This was the most inspiring return that shook the entire world. In just a couple of years after his return, Fury defeated the then-unbeaten mighty heavyweight champion, Deontay Wilder, to win the WBC belt and claim the only major belt missing from his collection.
At 32, he’s still going super-strong and wants to become the undisputed heavyweight world champion. How well do you remember ‘The Gypsy King’s’ fight against ‘Dr. Steelhammer’?