Tyson Fury Crowns Himself “Number 1” Heavyweight After Defeating Deontay Wilder for the Second Time

Published 10/10/2021, 8:01 AM EDT
Boxing – Tyson Fury v Deontay Wilder – WBC Heavyweight Title – T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. – October 9, 2021 Tyson Fury celebrates with the belts after winning the fight against Deontay Wilder REUTERS/Steve Marcus


Tyson Fury gave a mini attack to his fans when he went down to the canvas twice in his trilogy against Deontay Wilder. However, ‘The Gypsy King’ is known for his comebacks, and in this fight too, the Brit did the same. Fury pulled off a classic win to retain his undefeated stint alongside his WBC belt.

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With that, he also defended his title for the very first time against a fiery Deontay Wilder, who was almost on the brink of defeating him here. Post the fight, Fury opened up on the fight and revealed why he’s a great heavyweight of the modern era.

He said, “One hundred percent. Another greatest heavyweight in my era, without a doubt. Number 1, look what I’ve done. I came tomorrow in my last 6 fights and fought the most devastating puncher in the history of our sport. Not once, not twice, but three times.”

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Fury and Wilder both went, all guns blazing against each other. Wilder, surprisingly, fared exuberantly well in this fight, and using his extensive reach, he landed a lot of jabs in the early rounds. But, ‘The Gypsy King’ counter-attacked well, and he struck Wilder with some cosmic right hands.

Later, ‘The Bronze Bomber’ attacked Fury’s belly with his jabs and he coupled the same with his power-packed right hand. However, Fury dropped him in round 3, leaving Wilder staggered. But the ex-champ came back in round 4 to drop Fury twice.

Despite the setbacks, ‘The Gypsy King’ fought the fight he had to, and finally he round 11, he caught Wilder with a fight-ending right hook.

Is Tyson Fury on his pathway to becoming a heavyweight legend?

Tyson Fury, with his prolific win over Wilder, advanced to 31 wins with 0 losses. With this victory, Fury has proved he is by far the most tactical and analytical fighter in the heavyweight.

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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

That said, he attained a special win over Wilder on the biggest of stages, thus proving why he’s the best in the big division.

Fury is unquestionably a modern-day great, but he’s also on the pathway to becoming a heavyweight legend like Mike Tyson, Lennox Lewis, and Evander Holyfield.

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Where do you rank Fury gaming the greats? Let us know.

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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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