Tyson Fury Says Power is Here to Stay
To the great astonishment to mostly everyone outside of his inner circle, Tyson “The Gypsy King” Fury (30-0-1, 21 KO’s) utterly decimated Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder (42-1-1, 41 KO’s) over seven bloody rounds. Right there in the belly of the MGM Grand, Fury backed his claims of taking the fight to Wilder with clinically brutal effectiveness.
When on the outside, the Gypsy King regularly dropped in long hard shots and on the inside, Fury grinded, twisted and wore Wilder down with clever wrestling tactics. By the third period, the Bronze Bomber appeared to be thoroughly befuddled, was wobbly on his feet and had blood oozing from his ear. The state of his affairs would never improve.
After four more rounds of one-sided violence, Fury licking blood off Wilder’s neck, and numerous trips to the canvas, Coach Mark Breland felt compelled to throw in the towel. Having made good on his claims of knocking Wilder out, Tyson Fury assured that this new wrecking ball version of himself was here to stay.
“I know I can do better, I’ve only just started, me and Sugar Hill with this style. We’ve had seven weeks to perfect a style that takes years in the Kronk gym. But I am a quicker learner and I aim to get back to work straight away. Work on me balance, work on me straight punches and we’re going to be putting people to sleep left, right and center.
Don’t forget, when I came here they said I can’t punch. Deontay Wilder himself said I’ve got two pillow fists but you know, not bad for an old fat guy who can’t punch, eh?! Did alright right didn’t it?!”
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Although the action was essentially one-sided, the heart and moxie shown was not. Even in the worst moments of this bout, there was never an instance when Wilder looked for a way out or stopped trying to win.
Despite being clearly impaired, the Bronze Bomber remained dedicated with his vow to combat above all else. When referee Kenny Bayless honored the white towel, and stopped the fight, Wilder appeared to be genuinely upset that he could not continue. Tyson Fury acknowledged this fighting spirit and paid homage to his beaten foe.
“The spoils of war just happened, I need to enjoy this victory. Deontay will need time to recover from the fight but I’m almost sure he’ll take a rematch. He’s a dynamite puncher and anytime he can take somebody out with that danger you’re always in a fight.
So I’m pretty sure we’ll do it again, we’ll run it back again, if he wanted to. But if he doesn’t want to, then these are me promoters [Bob Arum and Frank Warren] and whatever they want to do I’m happy with. Whoever’s next will get the same treatment.”
Guess we have to just wait and see what Wilder has to say about the potential rematch clause in the next 30 days! Stay tuned!
By: Bakari Simpson