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Category: Deontay Wilder

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US fans don’t always take British boxing seriously – Fury showed they should | Richard Williams

British boxers and the circus that surrounds them can appear a little eccentric but Tyson Fury forced doubters to ignore the eccentricity and acknowledge the seriousnessTo American fight people, British boxers and the circus that surrounds them can app…

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‘People’s champion’ Tyson Fury evokes memories of Muhammad Ali era | Kevin Mitchell

The Mancunian’s display against Deontay Wilder has complicated the immediate future of the heavyweight divisionWhen Tyson Fury got up from the canvas to finish like a wounded bull in the 12th round of his achingly unfair draw with Deontay Wilder in a f…

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Tyson Fury v Deontay Wilder II looks on as Frank Warren backs rematch

• Warren favours Wembley in spring for heavyweight rematch• Fury ‘the people’s champion’ would go back to US, says WarrenFrank Warren plans to begin negotiations for a lucrative rematch between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder imminently.In his role as Fu…

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Frank Warren and BBBC to lodge complaint over Wilder v Fury scorecards

• Promoter says Fury was ‘robbed’ of victory in WBC bout• British fighter admits he did not agree with judges’ decisionFrank Warren and the British Boxing Board of Control are to complain about the scorecards for Tyson Fury’s drawn WBC heavyweight tit…

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Tyson Fury comes out of Wilder contest a winner despite contested draw | Kevin Mitchell

Fury has overcome many personal problems to get this far so realised there was no need for anger at being denied victory by judgesUltimately Tyson Fury did win. He could not beat the judges but he beat the odds of life. And, in one of the many intervie…

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‘I’m not going to scream robbery’ – Fury relaxed about controversial Wilder decision

• ‘I thought I won the fight, I’ll let the audience decide’• Rematch between the pair looks likely after draw in LAOn a night full of surprises Tyson Fury saved the biggest curveball for after the final bell.The 30-year-old from Manchester was hardly a…

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‘We both go home as winners’: Wilder praises Fury after WBC heavyweight draw – video

The US boxer Deontay Wilder praised his British opponent Tyson Fury after a thrilling heavyweight contest in Los Angeles. Fury largely dominated the fight before being floored in the ninth and 12th rounds. He made it to the final bell but fell sho…

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Deontay Wilder retains WBC heavyweight title over Tyson Fury after split draw

Both fighters keen for rematch after epic bout in Los AngelesFury survives knockdowns in ninth and 12thAs it happened: Bryan Graham’s round-by-round reportTyson Fury lost his chance to become a world champion after Deontay Wilder retained his WBC heavy…

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Deontay Wilder retains WBC heavyweight title over Tyson Fury after split draw

Both fighters keen for rematch after epic bout in Los AngelesFury survives knockdowns in ninth and 12thAs it happened: Bryan Graham’s round-by-round reportTyson Fury lost his chance to become a world champion after Deontay Wilder retained his WBC heavy…

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Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder weigh in before heavyweight title fight – video

Deontay Wilder dismissed suggestions Tyson Fury will provide him with his biggest challenge, after weighing in 44 pounds lighter than his rival before the fight at Los Angeles’ Staples Center. The pair were kept at a safe distance for their final face-…

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Boxing quiz: Tyson Fury, Deontay Wilder and heavyweight title fights

Who stopped Ali? Who beat Bruno? Who won in 52 seconds? What has Tyson Fury said he will do with the money he makes from his fight with Deontay Wilder?Buy a luxury yacht and sail around the worldTake over and manage Morecambe, his local football clubOp…

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Tyson Fury casts some unexpected light from the darkest of places | Barney Ronay

On his road back to a world title fight against Deontay Wilder, the British heavyweight has become an unlikely but powerful advocate on mental health issuesIn 1990 the poet Robert Bly wrote a runaway American bestseller called Iron John: A Book About M…

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Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder on make-or-break collision course | Bryan Armen Graham

The two heavyweights clash in Los Angeles in a fight fans hope will begin to bring greater clarity to the divisionThe first chapter in a heavyweight novella that could electrify a long-suffering division happens this weekend when Deontay Wilder puts hi…

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Where does Deontay Wilder v Tyson Fury stand in boxing’s pantheon? | Kevin Mitchell

A surfeit of heavyweight titles and champions since the days of Muhammad Ali v George Foreman or Joe Frazier means the sport has fallen from the forefront of public attentionIt is impossible to imagine the impact Muhammad Ali would have made on all our…

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Sports quiz of the week: Wilder v Fury, Copa Libertadores and derby days

Who ruled? Who can’t win (or lose)? Who bigged himself up?Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder gave away tickets to their fight this week to which group of people?New York City copsCalifornian firefightersWichita LinemenCharleston coastguardsRiver Plate and B…

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Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder’s press conference descends into chaos – video

Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder had to be pulled apart at the final press conference before their WBC heavyweight title fight in Los Angeles, as the event almost descended into a mass brawl. The two fighters exchanged insults and Fury removed his shirt b…

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Rapping footballers, a table tennis miracle and playing your cards wrong | Classic YouTube

This week’s roundup also features Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder knocking out opponents and big hugs1) What all us football hipsters want in life is a hug from Marcelo Bielsa and all you need to do is score a stunning volley in training, as Patrick Bamf…

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Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder get feisty as they face off before fight

• Fury: ‘I’m going to punch his face in for him’• Wilder: ‘It’s my time. I will knock Fury out’Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder’s press conference descended into chaos when the two heavyweights faced off in Los Angeles on Wednesday night.The pair, who wil…

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Tyson Fury can beat Deontay Wilder if fight goes distance, says Lennox Lewis

• Former champion says Briton should play long game• ‘If it’s a distance fight, it’s Tyson. If it’s short fight, it’s Deontay’Lennox Lewis, Britain’s finest ever heavyweight until Anthony Joshua extends his legacy to prove otherwise, believes Tyson Fur…

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Deontay Wilder apologises for ‘injuring’ mascot on television show

• WBC heavyweight champion was invited to show off his punching power• Wilder due to fight Tyson Fury on 1 December in Los AngelesDeontay Wilder has apologised if a punch he landed on a mascot on a television show injured the person inside the costume….