Wilder vs Fury, We Got Explosive Heavyweight Game! Robert Brizel’s Thoughts on December 1
Editorial By Robert Brizel, Head Real Combat Media Boxing Correspondent
The moment of the Deontay Wilder versus Tyson Fury heavyweight atom bomb rapidly approaches. Wilder, 40-0, versus Fury, 37-0, marks a rare moment when two undefeated heavyweight champions have clashed. Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali did it, the Rocky Marciano and Muhammad Ali computer fight (which had two different endings) did it.
With all the whoopla and wild fire of a Jack Johnson versus James Jeffries into the modern era, Wilder, 40-0, 39 knockouts, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and Fury, 37-0, 19 knockouts, Manchester, United Kingdom, will be fighting not just for the World Boxing Council World Heavyweight title, they will be fighting for the bragging rights to unify the title against Anthony Joshua in 2019 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, on December 1, 2019.
A 12 round draw will not do it. A decisive knockout, technical knockout or unanimous decision will do it. A controversial split decision or decision for Wilder would not do it in this reporter’s view, since critics would say the home court advantage by fighting inside the United States favored Wilder. However, no judges have been set yet. Perhaps foreign judges could favor Fury. Only The Shadow knows how judges often view events, either the same of different ways, just like Gennady GGG Golovkin versus Canelo Alvarez I.
Fury weighed 258 pounds in his last bout with Francesco Pianeta, to Wilder’s 214 pounds against challenger Luis Ortiz. Fury stands 6’9” to Wilder’s 6’7”, and Fury’s 85 inch reach gives him a two inch reach advantage. Fury will try to drop his weight, but he will still be taller and stronger and will try to manhandle Wilder.
Power training will determine the knockouts and ultimate winner of this bout A knockout or stoppage is predicted, but the winner is not. The game plan, and superior power training and stamina conditioning, will determine the outcome. The extra weight will either benefit or hinder Fury, depending on if he can use his size advantage to Wilder moving. Wilder will try to work at distance range, while Fury will try to cut off the ring. Fury had no issues with Wladimir Klitschko, while Anthony Joshua got dropped and did.
Fury’s trip to America is not a social call, and Wilder’s heart will be tested to the limit. This is the real deal, and Fury is looking to make a meal out of Wilder. It can be said whoever hits the canvas hardest will have a rough time recovering in a battle like this.
Wilder is more active, while Fury is rusty. The outcome will depend on who does the superior training work and has the better camp. Credit must be given to both fighters for fighting up and accepting the challenge of a spectacular mega bout. Wilder is more focused overall, and Fury needs to fight with a clear head. If Fury arrives in top condition, he has a good chance. If not, Wilder could outpoint him. The rounds could be difficult to score. USA Showtime and United Kingdom BT Sport will televise the boxing event of the year, which will do much to promote the sport of boxing in a good way. The end of this scheduled 12 round bout will probably be most explosive, and for a bout of this importance, that’s the way it should be, whoever wins. May the best man win.
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