“The Gypsy King” changed the landscape of the heavyweight division Saturday night in startling fashion with a thorough beatdown of previously invincible Deontay Wilder, culminating with a seventh-round TKO when Wilder’s trainer, Mark Breland, decided he’d seen enough.
Anthony Joshua holds more title belts, but Tyson Fury gave boxing the one thing it truly craves — a legit heavyweight king — with his two-knockdown, ear-busting, confidence-smashing humiliation of the most-dangerous puncher in the history of the division.
Expert analysts Travis Hartman, Rizwaan Zahid, and John J. Raspanti examine the impact of this earthquake, discuss similarities between Fury and Muhammad Ali, speculate about Anthony Joshua’s darkest thoughts, and speculate about potential irreparable damage to Wilder’s psyche now that his armor has been pierced.
We get more insight from across the Atlantic in a report from our British correspondent, Paul McLaughlin, who provides us with interviews with Tyson Fury, analysis from legendary boxing journalist Steve Bunce, and yet-another full-throated serenade from the new champ, himself.
And we close the show with an interview with Gennady Golovkin’s head trainer, Johnathon Banks, who brings us up to date on the latest news from GGG’s camp as he trains for a springtime return.
Dennis Taylor is host of The Ringside Boxing Show, editor/publisher of www.ringsideboxingshow.com, and co-author (with John J. Raspanti) of “Intimate Warfare: The True Story of the Arturo Gatti and Micky Ward Boxing Trilogy,” an Amazon bestseller.