Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury is set for December 1st at Staples Center in Los Angeles.
For Wilder, Fury might not be Anthony Joshua but it’s a close second. Having Fury agree to having the fight in the United States was a victory itself. Something Wilder probably wouldn’t get in a fight with Joshua.
“I can’t wait to fight Tyson Fury in the biggest fight in the heavyweight division and all of boxing,” said Wilder. “I have tremendous respect for Fury for agreeing to leave England and come to the U.S. to challenge me. I’m the WBC champion, he’s the lineal champion, and the winner of this fight will show the world who is ‘The Man’ in the heavyweight division. As much as I respect Fury, I fear no man and fully intend to knock him out like every man that I’ve ever faced in the ring.” (Premier Boxing Champions)
Both fighters have big punches and even bigger personalities. Their three stop press tour won’t be short of a lot of talking. The three day tour will start in London and then on to New York City before wrapping up in Los Angeles.
— SHOWTIME Boxing (@ShowtimeBoxing) October 1, 2018
The fan friendly fight matches up two fighters who talk loud but fight different. Fury can be more tactical at times, relying a lot on movement. It was the key to his upset victory over Wladimir Klitschko. He successfully feinted Klitschko out of position allowing him to land his shots and, more importantly, control the pace of the fight.
Wilder is much different. He will come at his opponent, throwing shots from all angles. At times, he leaves himself wide open. This almost cost him the fight against Luis Ortiz. Perhaps the difference between winning and losing might lie in Wilder’s ability to cut the ring off.
Wilder-Fury is the biggest heavyweight fight of 2018 and will serve as a potential opponent for Joshua in 2019.