WATCH: All the 4 Knockdowns in Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder Saga

Published 05/21/2021, 4:50 PM EDT
Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury during the WBC Heavyweight Championship bout at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday December 1, 2018. See PA story BOXING Los Angeles. Photo credit should read: Lionel Hahn/PA Wire (Photo by Lionel Hahn/PA Images via Getty Images)


The Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder feud will reportedly see its conclusion on July 24, when the elites will lock horns for one last time in an epic trilogy. Meanwhile, both the contenders have their respective goals, and the nearing battle will be a must-win situation for them.

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The outcome will influence the heavyweight unification matchup, and will also craft several other battles in the division. Furthermore, it would also be a platform for Deontay Wilder’s retribution. On bagging a win, he would avenge the sole loss of his career and would also reclaim his lost WBC crown. But a defeat might doom his career.

Hence, there’s a lot in store for the fight fans. Nevertheless, Fury vs Wilder is still an evenly matched battle for umpteen unique features. Boasting 41 KOs in a record of 42-1-1-, ‘The Bronze Bomber’ has had success against Tyson Fury in their first fight. So, it’s unfair to write him off.

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That said, the second encounter was a one-sided showdown where Tyson Fury manhandled Wilder. As they are ready for a third meeting, here’s a look down at every time they knocked down each other.

Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury 1- What a stunner

Years after beating Wladimir Klitschko for the world titles, Fury challenged Wilder for his WBC strap for the first time in 2018. It appeared to be the Briton’s night, as he schooled Deontay Wilder throughout. Wilder secured a knockdown in round 9, but in the final round, he landed a picture-perfect right hook.

It seemed to be game over. Deontay Wilder was already celebrating his win, and fans believed it was the end of Fury’s streak. However, Fury rose back and gave us one of the historic moments ever in the sport. The showdown continued till the last bell and the fight was ruled as a draw.

Nevertheless, Wilder left a big loophole in Tyson Fury’s game by planting him on the canvas. Little did he know that the ramifications of it would be even worse.

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The Revenge

The re-rematch in February 2020 saw Tyson Fury dominate Deontay Wilder to claim the WBC world title. He looked sharp from the very beginning and secured the first knockdown in round three. While Fury was charging, he planted a big one on Wilder’s head, sending him down to the mat.

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It turned the score to 1-2, considering both men had knocked down each other. However, Tyson Fury advanced his number by repeating the same in round five. This time he took out Wilder with a body shot. The WBC champion (then) looked weary and Fury was already in cruise control. The fight went ahead for two more rounds before Mark Breland threw in the towel.

Hence, ‘The Gypsy King’ is 1-0 over ‘The Bronze Bomber’ in their in-ring rivalry, 2-2 in case of knockdowns. Who do you think will secure more knockdowns in the third fight?

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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