Publish Date: 02/23/2020
Fact checked by: Mark Lewis
The Super Bowl has nothing on a real-life Heavyweight Title fight and this was the first real heavyweight title fight since Lennox Lewis retired. The atmosphere was electric and showed everybody how the sport of boxing can be when the best fight the best.
When you hear the British say they own all the belts, please realize the belts do not matter and Anthony Joshua is not anywhere near the World Champion. When Fury beat Wilder we had number 1 and 2 fight and now we have a true champion in Tyson Fury. Joshua is nothing but a contender who owns meaningless belts. Fury has now beaten Klitschko and Wilder–what should be twice–now, unmistakably the best resume. Joshua is not even in this conversation. Remember, he did lose to Andy Ruiz who was at best in the bottom of the top-10. Tyson Fury is undefeated and the unquestionably the number one heavyweight in the world.
Wilder’s best win was over an ancient and limited Luis Ortiz who had beaten nobody of note outside of Bryant Jennings. Everybody wanted an American heavyweight champion, but Wilder was not the guy and he proved just how limited he was against Fury.
Not that boxing is going anywhere but to have some mainstream appeal in a charismatic champion with skills is needed and Fury is that guy! He can box your ears off or he can hunt you down and knock your ears off. Fury is the best heavyweight since Lennox Lewis and if he stays active he can turn into a dominant star. He was not afraid to come to America to prove himself and now he will be huge the whole world over.
Punchers rarely do. With his aura of invincibility shattered Wilder will never again get close to what he was. The intimidation of the power goes away once people see how limited Wilder is. Now with that being said, he will still win fights because let’s face it, the heavyweight division is not that good. But get this straight, he will never beat Tyson Fury! Fury is just the superior boxer, it’s really that simple.
Wilder has 30 days to initiate the rematch clause and the big question is will he? Probably. Should he? He might as well and get paid.
That’s easy. Tyson Fury is Tyson Fury’s biggest threat. The only thing that has beaten him before is himself. Hopefully Fury will stay active and fight every three or four months to keep himself busy.