The Sports World Reacts To Wilder-Fury II
This past weekend, Tyson Fury took out Deontay Wilder in dominant fashion. It took seven rounds and two knockdowns for Fury to secure the win. As a result, “The Gypsy King” and lineal champion also became the WBC and The Ring Heavyweight Champion.
The event was an international spectacle, with promotion for the bout showing up everywhere. From the Super Bowl to a variety of TV commercials to even the presidential debate, you couldn’t escape just how big this fight was.
Athletes from all major sports reacted to the fight and its outcome. From the boxing world, MMA, basketball and beyond, everyone had their eyes on the rematch two years in the making. Some congratulated Fury, others commended Wilder for his efforts, while fighters like Stipe Miocic opened the door for a fight with the former.
Dominant performance champ @Tyson_Fury 🥊
— Mike Tyson (@MikeTyson) February 23, 2020
This man is an inspiration! 👏
The WBC Champion 👑
The Ring Magazine Champion 👑
The Lineal Champion 👑
And most importantly, @Tyson_Fury is…
𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐏𝐞𝐨𝐩𝐥𝐞’𝐬 𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐦𝐩𝐢𝐨𝐧 👑 pic.twitter.com/H44bSittlC
— Frank Warren (@frankwarren_tv) February 23, 2020
— Triple H (@TripleH) February 23, 2020
— Tatiana Suarez (@tatianaufc) February 23, 2020
His corner did he a FAVOR straight up!! No question about it. Equilibrium was super off and he may have been concussed too!
— LeBron James (@KingJames) February 23, 2020
To be the man you have to beat the man! And @Tyson_Fury did that! All respect to him and congrats on a dominating victory.
— ClaressaT-rexShields (@Claressashields) February 23, 2020
Fury is like that ✊🏽✊🏽… first knockdown was behind the ear and Wilder never recovered… wana see Fury Vs Joshua if there’s no rematch
— Damian Lillard (@Dame_Lillard) February 23, 2020
Congrats @Tyson_Fury I’d love to sing Sweet Caroline in the ring. Let’s do this.
— Stipe Miocic (@stipemiocic) February 23, 2020
Crazy experience!! Fury did his thing tho! #FuryWilder2
— Patrick Mahomes II (@PatrickMahomes) February 23, 2020
Welldone to @Tyson_Fury cangrats let’s hope we can get it on
— Dillian Whyte (@DillianWhyte) February 23, 2020
THE GYPSY KINGGGG 👑!!!!!
— Megan Anderson (@MeganA_mma) February 23, 2020
Fury is an all time psychopath for licking Wilder’s bloody neck
— Brett Anderson (@_BAnderson30_) February 23, 2020
Here’s what REAL #boxing people are marveling at right now: @Tyson_Fury has skills out the ying yang. Can box/defend like no heavyweight in recent memory. Physically huge, with legit power, he’s a great heavyweight. He’s the #GypsyKing …and the king of #boxing. #WilderFury
— Lou DiBella (@loudibella) February 23, 2020
— Braun Strowman (@BraunStrowman) February 23, 2020
Gotta confess I did well up last night for a moment being interviewed by @KuganCassius about @Tyson_Fury given his extraordinary journey and the highs and lows he has been through. They say dont get close to those you cover as a journo but this fella is special. Congrats mate pic.twitter.com/lu9aU83Gn5
— Gareth A Davies (@GarethADaviesDT) February 23, 2020
— Jimmie Johnson (@JimmieJohnson) February 23, 2020
@BronzeBomber Hello Champ, once a Champ always a Champion; You’ve done so much for boxing. Losing is painful; but you’ll be back, even Greater. And I know.
— George Foreman (@GeorgeForeman) February 23, 2020
Tyson Fury was fun to watch man.. what an absolutely dominant performance by the big fella
— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) February 23, 2020
Buena decisión del referí👌🏻.
— Canelo Alvarez (@Canelo) February 23, 2020
— Francis Ngannou (@francis_ngannou) February 23, 2020
Wilder is machine bro!!!!!! I hate that the fight game can just throw u away after one bad performance smh shit is terrible!!! He’ll be back
— Andre Berto (@AndreBerto) February 23, 2020
Congratulations to @Tyson_Fury on the stunning and dominant performance tonight. He went out and did exactly what he said he was going to do from the opening bell. He definitely shocked me along with the rest of the world. #WilderFury2 #boxing pic.twitter.com/GHfFaeh9Xu
— Rougarou (@RPrograis) February 23, 2020
.@Tyson_Fury the NEW @WBCBoxing Heavyweight champion of the world . Congratulations on a sensational victory with a performance for the ages ! @BronzeBomber was very brave and deserves special recognition . Two great champions in a magical night at the MGM pic.twitter.com/FjL85yBEK4
— Mauricio Sulaiman (@wbcmoro) February 23, 2020