Tyson Fury is the WBC, The Ring and Lineal heavyweight champion of the world after beating Deontay Wilder in Las Vegas. It has been reported that a third fight will be taking place in the summer, before that let's take a look at Tyson Fury's best wins as a heavyweight.
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Tyson Fury did what he said he was going to do. He went to America and dethroned the ‘Bronze Bomber’ in Deontay Wilder to become the new WBC heavyweight champion of the world.
Love him or hate him, Fury always seems to back up what he says.
Tyson Fury has yet to be defeated in the boxing ring since he made his professional debut back in December 2008. Since that round one Technical Knockout of Bela Gyongyosi at the National Ice Centre, Fury has made his way up the rankings and fought everyone they put in front him before culminating in becoming the unified WBA (Super), IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight champion of the world.
Fury has not always been a fans favourite due to actions outside the ring, but the past few years has seen the public’s perception of him change and he is very much now the darling of British boxing.
Here, we take a look at the top five best fights in Fury’s career that has led him to once again fighting for the title.
5. Tyson Fury vs John McDermott – September 11, 2009
There are many people, still to this day, that feel that John McDermott should have been called the winner of this English heavyweight title contest at Brentwood Centre Arena back in 2009.
The 10-round bout, which was only scored by the referee and not three judges, saw referee Terry O’Connor award the contest to Fury 98-92 much to the disgust and astonishment of the crowd there that night. McDermott seemed the aggressor for the majority of the fight and television cameras picked up Fury’s corner telling his fighter he needed a knockout in the 10th as he was behind on points.
There have been many conspiracy theories since that night, but the fact of the matter is, Fury had his hand raised and he started to get the bigger fights because of it. Why have we included this fight, well if he hadn’t have won then we might not even be writing about Fury as a professional fighter anymore. His career could have done hill had he not been given the decision, so on that basis alone it is a very important victory in the career of Tyson Fury.
4. Tyson Fury vs Dereck Chisora – July, 23 2011
This 12-round fight was a brutal affair at Wembley Arena with Fury withstanding a barrage of heavy blows in the early rounds to then dictate the contest to become the new British and Commonwealth heavyweight champion.
The way he survived some big shots in the second round, he was rocked an staggered around the ring after being caught with a left and then a right hook, put hi in good stead for when he battled Wilder in their first fight.
Fury did well to survive that round and he went on to control the fight and he took the a unanimous decision win with the judges scoring it 117-112, 117-112, 118-111. This fight proved he could take the heavy shots, recover and still come out fighting. This fight made people realise that Fury could well be the main man.
3. Tyson Fury vs Otto Wallin – September, 14 2019
Not many fight fans had heard of Otto Wallin when he was chosen as Fury’s next opponent. Fury had earned a Technical Knockout win over Tom Schwarz in Las Vegas in his first fight after the draw with Deontay Wilder. No-one really expected Wallin to take Fury the full distance, but it was the way Fury won which was the most impressive.
Wallin rocked Fury in the third round with left hand that split Fury’s right eye open. The cut on his eye continued to get worse as the Swede tried to take advantage of the bleeding. Fury showed a lot of composure during this fight, his desire not to quit when the cut was so bad was there for all to see. He needed over 40 stitches after the fight, but it showed he is willing to dig deep to get his hand raised.
He won the bout by decision as he was declared the 116-112, 117-111, 118-110 winner. He showed a lot of heart in this one and that’s what people like in the boxing ring.
2. Tyson Fury vs Wladimir Klitschko – November, 28 2015
When Fury travelled to Dusseldorf, Germany to challenge Klitschko for all his belts, he wasn’t the fans favourite he is now. A lot of British fans had been sick of his antics and wanted Klitschko to continue his dominance. At this time, the Ukrainian had not been beaten since 2004 – a run of over 11 years and 22 victories.
That kind of record did not scare Fury, he shrugged off all the mind games from Klitschko’s camp and put on a boxing clinic and won an unanimous decision once again. The only difference this time, was that he’d beaten the best in the world and his life was about to change.
Unfortunately for Fury, that change wasn’t always for the best. He suffered with mental health issues which saw him start to take drugs. He was suspended in October 2017 by the British Boxing Board of Control, but he fought back out of the ring to once again be one of the top guys in the world of boxing.
1. Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder – February, 22 2020
The draw in the first fight with Wilder in December 2018 proved to be the biggest victory of Fury’s life. This performance saved him and proved to the world that Tyson Fury being in the boxing ring is better for everyone.
That draw, which we all know Fury won, set up a rematch that took place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Fury vowed to knock Wilder out, despite the American claiming the British fighter had ‘pillow fists’.
Well, those pillow fists knocked the Bronze Bomber down twice inside seven rounds and caused Wilder’s corner to pull him by throwing in the towel before the Gypsy King could do any more damage.
Wilder has since blamed his walk-on costume for being too heavy and the reason he lost. No, Fury destroyed you and he will more than likely do the same in the third fight.