Fury-Wilder III Dubbed One Of The Most ‘Magnificent’ Heavyweight Fights
From the moment Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder traded knockdowns in rounds three and four, respectively, fans knew it was going to be an action-packed fight night.
For veteran Top Rank promoter Bob Arum, he said he’s never promoted anything like the Fury-Wilder III trilogy fight – not even in his nearly six decades of being in the industry.
“Listen, I’ve been in this business 57 years promoting fights, and I truly have to say, I have never seen a heavyweight as magnificent as this,” Arum said in the post-fight press conference.
“And I am so proud of the man on my right (Fury). He showed heart, ability, he is truly a fighting man,” he added.
Arum, 89, has promoted Hall of Fame boxers including Muhammad Ali, Floyd Mayweather Jr., Oscar De La Hoya, Manny Pacquiao, George Foreman, Sugar Ray Leonard and Joe Frazier, to name a few.
And now Fury could considerably be added to that list of greats, especially after knocking out Wilder – who he considers second best in the world, right behind him — extending his undefeated streak.
Fury’s next step would be taking on the winner of Dillian Whyte-Otto Wallin who are set to fight in London on October 30. Whyte currently holds the WBC interim heavyweight title.
Many fans are calling for Fury to take on Oleksandr Usyk, who now owns the WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight titles after defeating former champion Anthony Joshua. But since Joshua exercised his rematch clause with Usyk, this will have to wait.
Meanwhile, for Wilder, his trainer Malik Scott said he isn’t retiring, despite some people’s suggestions.
Deontay Wilder’s trainer Malik Scott has said Wilder is not planning retire from boxing following his KO defeat to Tyson Fury. [@IFLTV]
— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) October 11, 2021