Wilder took a punch to the ear in the 2nd round and never regained his balance.Tyson Fury TKO'ed Deontay Wilder in the 7th round last night at MGM Grand, Las Vegas....Wilder's corner actually threw in the towel to save him from further punishment, which was probably the right thing to do, even if he looked like he might be able to defend himself for another round or two.
By some miracle I was able to stay up to actually watch this one live, and I was pleasantly surprised by what I saw. Heavyweight Boxing is back folks, and the new stars in the division are bigger, badder, louder, more outrageous than anything we've seen in recent past. Fury is as interesting an athlete as you can find in any sport. Not only he is an outstanding BOXER with excellent speed and movement, he does it at 6'9" 273! He's literally double the size of Conner McGregor, and every bit as entertaining as that one. His "Irish Gypsy King" story reminds me of the character from the Guy Ritchie film, Snatch...."Ay, caravan for me ma"!!! He has a 3 fight contract with ESPN and will be very good for the sport, both promotion-wise and in the ring.
Wilder, came in to the fight as a slight favorite, with a reputation as the sports biggest puncher. He came in about 18 pounds heavier than the first fight, at 231; and that extra weight did not translate to extra power to finish the job he couldn't the first time around. It did however make him look sluggish and tired fairly early in to the fight. Also, one could see that he was bleeding heavily from his left ear for a good portion of the fight, which could've meant he had suffered some damage to his ear drum and therefore his equilibrium was off. He sure did look like he was having a hard time finding his balance the entire fight. I think Wilder would be better at 220, and he might want to learn how to box a little and not just rely on his big power; but he is an outstanding heavyweight, and will be heard from again.
Almost as soon as the fight was over, ESPN headlines are promoting Fury vs. Joshua....so there's more to look forward to in a sport and division that have been dormant for a very long time.
You're not going to get me to bite on that!! Let's just say, the Brits travel well....they always have!!Wilder took a punch to the ear in the 2nd round and never regained his balance.
Both are good fighters. Hopefully Ruiz gets in better condition (for him). Then we will have four guys - Wilder, Fury, Joshua, and Ruiz - who have legit shots at a championship.
What I didn't like about the fight was how pro-Fury the fans were. Wasn't this in the U.S.? Wilder is American. Fury isn't. Why are we rooting for the guy from far away? Race?