Tyson Fury is the heavyweight world champion, and he is so in a historical as a clear and indisputable way. The Gipsy King, known to wrestling fans for his recent forays into WWE with a particular fondness for SmackDown, has indeed succeeded in a feat that has been missed by anyone else for five years: tear the heavyweight boxing title in WBC to Deontay Wilder, absolute champion of the discipline that held the world crown since 2015 and since then he had always been unbeaten.
A victory made even more epochal by not a little detail: the British managed to prevail even by technical knockout and after just seven rounds. A company, that of the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, truly legendary.
And for those who chew little boxing, now we will explain better why. Eleven times Wilder had defended his title since he was able to conquer it on January 17, 2015, always in Las Vegas against Bermane Stiverne, thus creating a kingdom that lasted over five years.
The Alabama champion, also known as The Bronze Bomber, had already faced Fury in a match played on 1 December 2018 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and ended in a draw. A match which in turn entered the history of boxing and has already become a classic of the discipline, being judged by fans as a worthy successor to the most loved and cited battles on the square that took place during the central decades of the 1900s.
During the night what was already defined as “Fury vs Wilder 2” was held, and this time the Gipsy King prevailed. Whose feat is truly legendary: to help understand its proportions, suffice it to say that Wilder, in eleven abundant years of career, has so far played 44 boxing matches and has won 42. The other two are the previous draw with Fury and one defeat in an entire career: this one.