Tyson Fury has once again outlasted great rival Deontay Wilder in an epic, 11-round fight that we’ll be talking about for years to come.
Whether it’s the final blow that has been called the ‘KO of the year’, or the series of knockdowns leading up to it that saw the bout swing back and forth like a pendulum, the boxing world – and fans all over the globe – simply couldn’t get enough of it.
But you didn’t need to be a boxing fan to know exactly how special it was, with NBA legend and another greatest of all time candidate in LeBron James among many to weight in with praise for the Gypsy King, and the quality of the Las Vegas fight.
The Gypsy King Tyson Fury is a great inspiration to anyone going through difficult periods in life. With his mental problems in the past, getting COVID-19 and having an unwell child before the fight, to end up KO Wilder. What a man! #FuryWilder3pic.twitter.com/FvM84Ubxck
Hollywood (and combat) royalty also was left in awe, with Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson tweeting that the fight was ‘one of the greatest… I’ve ever seen.’
That was one of the greatest fights I’ve ever seen. #1 #2 And #1 is undefeated going in. Congrats to my friend & champion @Tyson_Fury What a beautiful & resilient performance. What a “on the shield” heart @BronzeBomber has. I was inspired tonight by both men???? #FuryWilder3
Wilder’s stirring effort to stay on his feet despite a barrage of hits from Fury in the later rounds also didn’t go unnoticed.
What we just saw from Deontay Wilder is one of the gutsiest displays in a boxing ring in history, bar none. The man was battered around the ring by Tyson Fury and never stopped throwing. He meant it when he said he wanted to go out on his shield. #FuryWilder3
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