A Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury match would make for a top draw any day. Any boxing fan would love to watch two of the best heavyweights go all out any time. The idea of Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury 2 is even more exciting. The first match ended in a controversial that many felt the British boxer did enough to win. But the judges had a different opinion.
Instead, they declared the match a draw and Deontay Wilder retained his title. The question is who would win in a rematch. And here is our thought.
Where it All Started
It all started on December 1, 2018 after that draw in the Staples Center, Los Angeles, California. The idea of a rematch was immediately thrown into the air the as early as a week after the first match. This showed much the boxing world wanted an answer.
What have they done since then?
Wilder has successfully defended his title against two boxers since then. He first knocked out Dominic Breazeale in a match that ended in the first round. Of course the result of the match further put Deontay Wilder has the numero uno of the heavyweight division.
After that match, many called Deontay unstoppable and the best boxer in the heavyweight division. However, he still had to face Luis Ortiz.
Luis Ortiz is another boxer who he faced in 2018 is a match that was billed as arguably the best of the year. The rematch was tougher for Wilder than many imagined but he was still able to knock a phenomenon fighter like Ortiz out. That made it two wins and two KOs since that draw.
Fury has definitely had the easier fights between the two. The duo of Otto Wallin and Tom Schwarz are good fighters in their right, but not the kind to trouble ‘The Gypsy King’.
When you compare the two, you would see that Deontay Wilder has had it tougher and would go into the match slightly favored to win than Tyson Fury. He is on a roll, he looks like a man that cannot be stopped and he keeps knocking people out.
What does this rematch mean?
The idea is that the winner of the match would face the winner of the Joshua vs Ruiz 2: Clash of Dunes. Joshua won in Saudi Arabia to reclaim the titles he lost in early 2019 and now he is back as the unified heavyweight champion.
Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury have both openly challenged Anthony Joshua before; Wilder with a view of becoming the first undisputed heavyweight champion since Lewis Lennox at the start of the millennium. Tyson Fury wanted Joshua so he could become a unified champion before facing Deontay in a bid to become the undisputed champion.
Now we know how it is going to go.
Who will win between the two?
For now, it is not clear who is the huge favorite between the two but on the current form, Wilder slightly edges Fury.
Date: February 22, 2020
Venue: MGM Grand, Las Vegas
Broadcast: ESPN-Fox PPV