The heavyweight rematch between current WBC champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder and Tyson “The Gypsy King” Fury is this Saturday.
The fight takes place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Wilder vs. Fury II will come 14 months after their thrilling first fight that saw Wilder retain the title via split draw. Fury miraculously rose from a 12th round knockdown to finish the fight.
It is one of the most memorable moments in recent heavyweight history, and on Saturday the two undefeateds will stake their claim as the best heavyweight in the world.
Feel The Fury
Fury, the lineal heavyweight champion is on a collision course with destiny. From a traveling gypsy family from the U.K., Fury grew up in a household of bare-knuckle prizefighters.
To settle differences and make ends meet, his father and uncle both fought in the streets. They also went to prison for various offenses and Fury went into the squared circle.
Named after former dominant heavyweight “Iron” Mike Tyson, Fury has the namesake and demeanor of a champion. He did just that on November 28th, 2015 when he defeated Wladimir Klitschko to become the WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, IBO, and The Ring heavyweight champion of the world.
After a bout with depression and anti-doping violations, Fury vacated his titles in 2016. He did not fight again until June 9th, 2018 ballooning in weight during his time out of competition.
However, upon his return, he compiled two wins before facing Wilder for their subsequent split draw. Since then he has fought twice and returns ready to end the speculation over who really won the fight.
Deontay Wilder’s story is inspired by a love of family. He started boxing to help pay for treatments for his daughter who has spina bifida.
Then he made it to the 2008 Bejing Olympics where he won a bronze medal. Since then, he’s been knocking out the competition, literally for the last 12 years.
Although Deontay holds the most coveted belt in boxing, the WBC green belt, for many he still stands in the shadow of other heavyweights in terms of popularity like Anthony Joshua.
The fight is his redemption song as Fury is one of the only fighters to get knocked down and get back up to finish the fight.
This Saturday the world will be watching as the heavyweight division gets closer to one face, one champion.