For Colin Hart, Tyson Fury’s victory against Deontay Wilder stands among Muhammad Ali classics as one of the best heavyweight fights ever.
When it comes to the best heavyweight fights, comparing Tyson Fury’s thrilling victory over Deontay Wilder to a mountain is like comparing a molehill to a mountain.
It was undoubtedly dramatic, intense, and immensely entertaining, but in order to put it into context and avoid going overboard, everything must be considered, particularly the quality of the opponent.
I was fortunate enough to be ringside for what I consider to be five of the best – three of them were historically significant.
Fury was anticipated to replicate his triumph against Wilder, but it was a tough fight at moments, and he had to drag himself off the ground twice in the fourth round.
The Gypsy King made it a magnificent yo-yo battle that you couldn’t take your eyes off after he knocked Wilder twice before knocking him out in the 11th.
It was a furious brawl that was undoubtedly one of the most memorable in the pantheon of heavyweight fights, and it deserves to be in the top six due to the adrenaline rush it provided to everyone who witnessed it.
It was memorable for me, but it falls short of the top five due to Wilder’s poor quality. He fights like a novice, despite the deadly force in his right fist.
From the sixth round on, it was completely one-sided. In the ninth, Wilder’s corner or the referee, in my opinion, should have pulled him out. He was on his feet and receiving a lot of punishment.
Fury accomplished exactly what he was supposed to do and did it wonderfully. The mediocre opponent, on the other hand, was tailor-made for him.
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Mike Tyson, the world’s unbeaten Baddest Man on the Planet, was defending his title against a man who had a 42-1 chance of defeating him.
When interviewed in his hotel room a few days before the bout, Douglas stated that he was going to KO Iron Mike in honor of his beloved mother, who had died three weeks prior – a comment that elicited considerable laughter from the press.
Tyson, on the other hand, was having marital troubles and hadn’t trained well because he thought he’d have an easy win over Douglas.
Despite knocking out Buster in the eighth round, Tyson was outboxed and outfought by a deranged opponent.
As Douglas began to disassemble him, we couldn’t believe what we were seeing.
He bludgeoned a seriously bewildered and heavily penalized Tyson to the ground in the tenth round.
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