Deontay Wilder (42-0-1) is one of the hardest hitters in the men’s heavyweight boxing division.
He carries a tremendous amount of power in his punches. Wilder is the current WBC heavyweight champion of the world with 41 knockouts.
Wilder met Tyson Fury inside the boxing ring for the first time in December 2018. Both boxers had their moments in the match. However, many critics and fans believe that Tyson Fury won that match, mainly due to his superior boxing. But, the two knockdowns landed by Wilder probably balanced out the scorecards. Eventually, the bout ended in a draw.
Among the two knockdowns, the one in the twelfth round was more significant. After getting tagged by Wilder’s right hand, Fury was flatlined for a moment.
Deontay Wilder reacts to the Championship round with Tyson Fury
Usually, when someone gets hit with a clean shot by Wilder, they don’t get back up. But Tyson Fury shocked the world when he rose from the dead. Wilder was visibly shocked when he saw Fury get up before the referee could count to 10.
While reacting to the video he said, “And then I turn around and there’s the Gypsy King, rising from the dead.”
Some argue that Fury got extra time by the referee to recover. Whether he got extra time or not, how was Fury able to get his feet under him after taking a punch like that?
Wilder said that he feels lucky to be fighting the Gypsy King once again. The American looks confident and excited for his upcoming bout. Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder will face each other once again in one of the most anticipated rematches in boxing history. The duo will face each other in less than a week on February 22.
Source: Shantanu Mayenkar