Heavyweight boxing always goes through its own ebbs and flows where it can have very stable and quiet periods before moving back toward a bit more of an explosive and uncertain period – and we’re certainly starting to lean a little more toward the latter once again. The recent title shift between Ruiz Jr and Joshua and back again shows that there is still at least a little competition in the elite level of the sport, but it’s the other British fighter in Tyson Fury that is bringing all of the excitement back.
Fury has always been a polarizing figure within the sport, from his slightly eccentric behaviour throughout his career and dressing up in superhero costumes at press conferences to his retirement period and all the drama that came along with that – but his comeback has been nothing short of astonishing leading to the trilogy fights against Deontay Wilder. The first fight saw a draw between the two stars with many seeing Fury as the winner despite a very close looking KO toward the end of the last round which Fury was somehow able to recover from, and then to a much better performance from the Gypsy King in the second securing a very comfortable victory. The second came with a little controversy though – there were some Fury fans arguing about Tyson’s gloves and how it seemed one hadn’t been secure properly allowing him to slide his hand out a little, all the way to padding supposedly being removed – but these are all unsubstantiated – and then there’s Wilder himself who had said that his 40lb costume caused him trouble before the fight had even begun.
The rubber match should settle many of these controversies however – no data has currently been set for the two to meet again as the promoter who looks after Fury is waiting for confirmation on when fans can attend again, but it’ll surely be one of the biggest heavyweight fights of all time – the aim for Fury is to restore his lineal titles in a superfight matchup against Anthony Joshua if he is able to get the best of Wilder, and it can only be assumed Wilder would also look to follow the same path and bring fans the fight they’ve been waiting to see for years.
This fight is great news for punters too as the previous two have been very competitive for betting operators – despite recent changes for many operators as credit card betting has recently been banned and adjustments to the Gamstop initiative has made many operators have to move where they operate from, fortunately these betting sites don’t operate under Gamstop and will be fully prepared for the fight to come around – Fury may be the favourite going in to it after his recent victory over Wilder but it’s also difficult to discredit the one punch power that Wilder has already shown can land on the awkward Brits movement – one thing is for sure is that it’ll be an exciting matchup either way.