VIDEO: Tyson Fury Gets Knocked Down by Neven Pajkic for the First Time in His Career

Published 01/08/2021, 1:11 AM EST
LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 11: Tyson Fury in action against Mathew Ellis prior to Commonwealth Welterweight Title fight between John O Donnell and Craig Watson at York Hall on April 11, 2009 in London, England. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)


The ‘Gypsy King’ has the strongest resume in heavyweight boxing at present. Fans are well-equipped with Tyson Fury knocking his opponents down, but there were a few instances when the Brit was put to the floor.

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Fury’s undefeated record was under threat when he was just 22-years old. He tasted his first knockdown in his seventeenth career fight. It came against Neven Pajkic when the duo fought for the Commonwealth heavyweight title.

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In this 12-rounder, the ‘Gypsy King’ started off the fight well but fell prey to Pajkic’s huge right hand. Fury hit the canvas but regained a vertical base when the referee reached a count of four.

Tyson Fury was truly bomb-shelled by this knockdown, but he composed himself.

The Brit leveled scores with Pajkic right in the third round, wherein he scored a vicious T/KO to win this bout. Although Fury won this bout, Pajkic entered the history books as he became the first man to score a knockdown on Fury.

‘The Gypsy King’ showed his championship mentality to come back in the fight. This was an example of how Fury has always had the ability to rise from adversity and persevere to win.

Tyson Fury survived Deontay Wilder’s ferocious power

‘The Gypsy King’ entered the Deontay Wilder fight with just 2 wins after a long 3-year layoff. Many boxing experts and enthusiasts believed Wilder would smother Fury inside 5 rounds. However, they were in for a treat as Fury took the fight to the distance and survived ‘Bronze Bomber’s dynamite-like power.

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In round 12, Wilder struck Fury with a huge right hand and many of them expected Fury to be finished. To everyone’s surprise, the ‘Gypsy King’ stood on his feet before the count of 10.

LOS ANGELES, CA – DECEMBER 01: Tyson Fury reacts to his knock down in the ninth round fighting to a draw with Deontay Wilder during the WBC Heavyweight Championship at Staples Center on December 1, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

This fight ended in a draw, but in a rematch, Tyson Fury finished out Deontay Wilder in round 7 to become the heavyweight king of boxing.

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How did you react when you saw Fury getting knocked down by Wilder? What do you make of the ‘Gypsy King’s champion mentality?

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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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