There’s just something different about the biggest of all fighters clashing under the spotlight. In December of 2018, when Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury first met, for instance, an extremely dramatic final round temporarily reinvigorated the heavyweight division, and by proxy the rest of the sport.
This weekend Wilder and Fury meet in a highly-anticipated rematch, and a lot has happened since the first fight.
Wilder took a few months off before making quick work of mandatory challenger Dominic Breazeale, but notably struggled against Luis Ortiz last November before catching up in the 7th round, salvaging a huge KO win in signature fashion.
For his part, Fury knocked off two unbeaten big men with inflated records in Tom Schwarz and Otto Wallin in 2019. The awful cut he picked up against Wallin was the kind that could haunt him down the road, however.
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