The entire boxing world anticipated an intriguing match-up between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder, but very few expected a great fight, culminating with not one, but two “Hollywood Moments” in the closing minute.
Our expert analysts, Travis Hartman, Rizwaan Zahid, and John J. Raspanti analyze the strange scorecards in Saturday’s split draw, which seemingly was brilliantly controlled by Fury with the exception of two knockdowns. The second one, in the final minute of the fight — a Hail Mary-style Hollywood moment for Wilder — appeared to be lights out for Fury, who inexplicably rose from flat on his back … then dominated the closing seconds of the fight — the second Hollywood moment, and a twist worthy of the next “Rocky” movie. Wow.
We also discuss Adonis Stevenson’s fight for life in a Quebec City hospital following his brutal knockout loss to Oleksandr Gvozdyk, the decision by Danny and Angel Garcia to ignore a $3 million offer from Top Rank to fight Terence Crawford, and the sad and ongoing demise of Jermain Taylor, who was arrested again last week.
Paul McLaughlin, our outstanding British correspondent, follows up with his insight on the Fury-Wilder draw (bonus: Fury’s loud and enthusiastic rendition of “American Pie”), and Joe Joyce’s latest knockout victory.
And, finally, we bring you a classic, in-depth interview with Canadian heavyweight legend George Chuvalo, who was never knocked off his feet in 93 fights and 501 rounds against some of the toughest fighters in history: Frazier, Foreman, Bonavena, Folley, and Muhammad Ali twice).
Chuvalo’s personal story of perseverance is even more remarkable, considering he lost three sons to drug addition and his wife to suicide.
Don’t miss this jaw-dropping interview with an all-time boxing legend.
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.
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