After Deontay Wilder’s KO, Tyson Fury’s ‘worry’ was raised, but Anthony Joshua could be the answer.
Tyson Fury defeated Deontay Wilder in a fight in Las Vegas.
Richie Woodhall, the former WBC super-middleweight champion, has highlighted worries about Tyson Fury following his 11th-round knockout victory against Deontay Wilder on Saturday night in Las Vegas. Fury returned to the top of the sport in 2018 after a three-year layoff due to personal troubles, and since then, a blockbuster bout versus Anthony Joshua has been on everyone’s lips.
When Fury and Wilder fought for the third time on Saturday night, the Nevada audience, as well as the rest of the globe, were treated to an all-time heavyweight classic.
Fury knocked out his opponent in the third round, but in a spectacular turn of events, the Brit was knocked out twice in the fourth.
With both combatants weighing in at over 200 pounds, they showed amazing courage to slug it out all the way to the 11th round, where Fury delivered the decisive blow after getting another knockdown in the 10th.
The undefeated fighter kept his WBC heavyweight championship and undefeated record, leaving fans to wonder what’s next.
“My worries aren’t just for Wilder, but also for Tyson,” Woodhall told BBC 5 Live.
“The only thing that beats Tyson in terms of complacency is Tyson himself, in my opinion.”
“Lennox Lewis became complacent twice and was defeated both times. Complacency can seep into any boxer, so I’m a little concerned about what will push him to return now.
“Perhaps an AJ bout would sell and motivate Tyson Fury if he can beat Usyk.”
“They’re talking about Dillian Whyte, but Tyson is in desperate need of a long vacation right now.”
Following the fight, Fury confessed that he had barely spent two weeks of the previous six months at home, where his wife had just given birth to a baby girl.
Even so, with lots of mouth-watering match-ups to be created in the star-studded heavyweight class, many are talking about what’s next.
A fight with AJ has been spoken about for years, but his recent loss to Oleksandr Usyk appears to have put any plans for an all-British battle on wait.
Given that Usyk controls the majority of the division’s belts, his name should now be referenced in the same sentence as Fury’s.
Whyte will as well. “Brinkwire News Summary.”