Preview: Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury 2 - POWER IS POWER!
One of the most exciting things in all of the sports is a heavyweight title fight. We have a very special historic heavyweight fight lined up on February 22, 2020, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada.
The highly anticipated Deontay “ Bronze Bomber” Wilder [ 42W – 0L – 1D, 41KOs] vs. Tyson “ The Gypsy King” Fury [ 29W – 0L – 1D, 20KOs] rematch between undefeated and reigning WBC champion Deontay Wilder and undefeated former unified WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, IBO, The Ring, and lineal champion Tyson Fury, for the WBC and vacant The Ring, and lineal heavyweight titles. The first fight ended in a controversial split draw.
The fight will be jointly promoted by both American Al Haymon's Premier Boxing Champions, Bob Arum's Top Rank and a British Frank Warren's Queensberry Promotions. We have a major rematch between Deontay “Bronze Bomber” Wilder vs. Tyson “Gypsy King” Fury two of the best heavyweights in the world.
How did we get to this highly anticipated rematch? Well, on December 1, 2018, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California the fight ended in a split-decision draw with scores being 115-111 for Wilder, 114-112 for Fury and 113-113 for the draw. Even though “The Gypsy King” from Manchester England out-struck Wilder in nine of the 12 rounds and Wilder landed just 17 percent of his punches while Fury landed at a rate of 26 percent. The fight ended in a draw thanks to two dramatic knockdowns by, Wilder. Still many boxing experts and fans had, Fury winning on points.
It’s crazy that the best pure boxer in the division in, Fury that many feel won the first fight on points isn’t the clear favorite in this rematch. Even I find myself struggling to predict what will happen on February 22nd. While I can see a lot of the same things are in play for the rematch. I mean Fury is without question the much better boxer, with tremendous movement but not a lot of punching power, while Wilder possesses great athleticism and a devastating right hand that can end any fight instantly. You can truly make a fair argument for either man winning the rematch.
What people think about the fight right now is all over the map too from experts, fans and Las Vegas who currently have, Fury as the slight betting favorite.
- Wilder: (+110)
- Fury: (-152)
- Draw: (+2300)
Method of Victory:
- Wilder: Points or Decision (+1200)
- Wilder: KO/TKO (+150)
- Fury: Points or Decision (+150)
- Fury: KO/TKO (+360)
Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury 2 press conference quotes
DEONTAY WILDER – quotes
“It’s great to be back for another big event. This is the biggest title fight of this era for sure and I can’t wait. I’m always in my element. I’m always in the zone. Right now, I just can’t wait for February 22."
“My body feels like its walking into the sixth week of camp instead of the third week. It’s been amazing to have the quick turnaround after the Ortiz fight in November. I’m coming in shape. I put a shape on top of the shape, and it’s allowed me to prepare even harder for Fury."
“We all know in rematches I’m always sharp because I’ve been in there before and I know what my opponent is capable of doing and what they plan on doing. I’m prepared more than ever for this fight."
TYSON FURY – quotes
“The consensus is either he knocks me out, or I win on points. Usually, when people have that opinion, it goes the opposite way around. Expect him to box and me to be looking for the knockout.
“He thinks I’m going to come out herky-jerky with my famous style, but I want him to meet me in the center of the ring and have a slugfest, best man wins. I didn’t have the gas to finish him in the last fight, but this time I can turn that screwdriver until he’s gone.
"Let’s make it a Marvin Hagler vs. Tommy Hearns type of fight. I’ll meet you in the middle of the ring on February 22. Just watch out for the right hand, because you’re going to sleep in two rounds."
My Prediction : This fight definitely won’t end in a draw, and Wilder’s unbelievable punching power is just too much for anyone even “The Gypsy King”. While I’m sure we can all agree that Wilder can get out boxed for 12 rounds, but he only needs to be special for two seconds with that devastating right hand. The same right hand, Wilder landed in the first fight when, Fury miraculously got up to beat the referee's generous [ 15 second] count in the 12th round.
While many know that knowledge is power in life to help people reach the success they want in their professional careers. In the boxing, ring power is power and to me the punching power of , Wilder will be what decides this historic rematch. I have Wilder by late stoppage.
I for one can’t wait to see how it all plays out. What do you think will happen ?
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Tickets are on sale and can be purchased at www.mgmgrand.com or www.axs.com. The event is promoted by BombZquad Promotions, TGB Promotions, Top Rank and Frank Warren’s Queensberry Promotions. A Premier Boxing Champions presentation.
- Sean "El Gringo" Hicks