Tyson Fury verus Deontay Wilder is a fight that goes beyond boxing, it is national, it is international, in every newspaper, on every sports channel, on every boxing fans tongue.
This is a monumental fight, with two colossal giants battling it out on the 22nd of February, to find out who is the best heavyweight in the division, and perhaps of this generation.
Both fighters have perfect records with one draw each, and no losses. In the first meeting, (in case you didn't see it), it was a very close competition between Wilder and Fury, with Deontay landing two heavy knockdowns, but with Tyson dominating the rest of the rounds. The judges scored it a draw.
The first fight welcomed both the weaknesses and strengths of each fighter, where it was clearly seen that Deontay Wilder is one of the most powerful boxers the sport has ever seen. It seems to most fans that Tyson Fury could be one of the most resilient, after he rose from a heavy knockdown in the first fight. The two fighters have come together after the first fight, and have agreed that there is still "unfinished business" between them. On the 22nd of February, they want to end this rivalry once and for all.
To watch the highlights of the first fight:
Deontay Wilder v Tyson Fury official fight highlights
In the build up to this fight, Tyson Fury's training camp have been confident Fury will knock Wilder out "within the third round". Tyson has also been talking of "putting on more weight, and increasing my balance" in order to knock out Wilder. This could be mind games to change Wilder's fight plan, but we will only be able to find out on fight night.
Wilder's camp do not seemed to be too worried about Fury. Wilder in an interview said he is going to stick with the same game plan he had last time. "Knock Tyson Fury out". He has confidence in his ability, and has demonstrated this with his impressive 10 title defences, where he completely flawed his opponents. "I am blessed with power" he says, "there isn't anyone in the heavyweight division who can punch like me."
Tyson's ex trainer, Ben Davidson, said that he believes Tyson Fury can win this fight to become champion. He explained how, Tyson should "use his quick movement and his jab", to stop Deontay's devastating right hand punch. He also gave his ex-training partner a warning, by pointing out that Fury shouldn't be too "reckless looking for an early knockout". Wise words from a man who nearly took Tyson to victory in his first fight against Wilder.
I too believe that Tyson Fury is one of the only men in the heavyweight division, who will be ble to defeat Deontay Wilder. I feel that Tyson's speed, and raw talent could be enough to push him over the edge in this fight. So long as he remains calm, alert, and avoids that right hand punch, he has a strong chance of defeating his nemesis, Deontay Wilder, the "Bronze Bomber".
This could be a monumental moment for Fury, who has already fought mental health, and other heavyweight champions like Klitschko before. Each time he has come out victorious, and the fans in the UK, will be praying even more now for his success.
This is a fight between the UK and the US.
This is a fight between the "Gypsy King" and the Bronze bomber". This is a fight between the unstoppable force and the immovable object. This fight will crown the best heavyweight boxer on the planet. All eyes will be on this fight on the 22nd of February, and boxing fans are in for a treat.