British NOT Coming! Wilder Crowd, Tyson Fury to Joe Biden Connection, Card Preview
By Robert Brizel, Head Real Combat Media Boxing Correspondent
Las Vegas, NV (October 4th, 2021)– The British are not coming. The British are not coming. The British are not coming to the Tyson Fury versus Deontay Wilder trilogy fight this weekend at T-Mobile Arena, in the main event, Saturday night October 9, 2021, in Las Vegas, Nevada, for the World Boxing Council and lineal World Heavyweight title, currently held by Fury. The bout was rescheduled after Fury and members of his camp got coronavirus, all since recovered.
Since British citizens are not currently allowed to travel to the United States due to coronavirus restrictions, and Tyson Fury’s pleas to President Joe Biden for an exception will not be heeded, Fury is predicted to win by a close 12 round decision, unanimous or majority decision, facing a wilder Wilder crowd than he would have liked, but that’s boxing for you during the COVID-19 pandemic time period.
He said: “I’ve still got my fingers crossed that at the last minute President Biden will open the borders to my supporters.
“I’ve been putting the pressure on for the Brits to be allowed to invade Las Vegas again and make it like my second fight with Wilder.”
He added: “This trilogy fight is huge. The first in the heavyweights since Evander Holyfield and Riddick Bowe, with only Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier before that in modern times.
“To hold one of the biggest sports events of recent years without the Brits here is crazy.”
Fury’s confidence level, chin and heart will be tested in the presence of what amounts to a pro-American Wilder fight crowd. If Fury gets hurt or dropped, Wilder could capitalize on the moment. Fury wins a technical boxing fight hands down, as Malik Scott is not the sort of trainer who can bring Wilder a points win. Wilder has power, though, and it depends on how well he gets inside and is able to use it. Fury has the edge of technical boxing skill, but Wilder hits like Rocky Marciano on a good day. The fighters, not the crowd, set the pace and the tempo.
Fury, 30-0-1 with 21 knockouts, Wilmslow, United Kingdom, and Wilder, 42-1-1 with 41 knockouts, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, are not making a social call. This is a serious fight with serious stakes, with the winner probably going to unify against Oleksandr Usyk or defend against Dillian Whyte. The winner of Robert Helenius versus Adam Kownacki II is also of interest, and the heavyweight division is hot. Usyk may rematch Joshua is early 2022, with the winner of that bout of great interest. Joy Joyce and Michael Hunter are seeking a shot, and many other contenders are on the rise. Kubrat Pulev could make a comeback.
Bruce Carrington (Pro Debut) Win 4 Cesar Cantu, Featherweights (opening bout)
Viktor Vykhyrst KO 2 Mike Marshall, Heavyweights
Vladimir Tereshkin Win 8 Jared Anderson, Heavyweights
Rances Barthelemy, Scheduled for 10 Rounds, Super Lightweights
Former International Boxing Federation World Lightweight champion Barthelemy, a Cuban out of Las Vegas, has no opponent as yet listed for the scheduled ten rounder
Julian Williams Win 10 Vladimir Hernandez, Super Welterweights
Former WBA, IBF and IBO World Super Welterweight champion Williams faces Mexico’s Hernandez, who upset Alfredo Angulo at super middleweight in Los Angeles last October.
Edgar Berlanga KO 10 Marcelo Esteban Coceres, Super Middleweights
Vacant WBO NABO Super Middleweight title bout. Berlanga 17-0, Coceres 30-2-1.
Robeisy Ramirez Draw 10 Orlando Gonzalez Ruiz, Super Flyweights
2012 Olympic Flyweight and 2016 Olympic Bantamweight Gold Medalist 7-1 Ramirez of Cuba faces Puerto Rico’s 17-0 1o knockouts Ruiz in what is predicted to be a nasty war.
Frank Sanchez Win 10 Efe Ajagba, Heavyweights
WBC Continental Americas and WBO NABO Heavyweight regional title bout
16-0 Cuban amateur champion Sanchez and 15-0 Nigerian Texan Ajagba in a war.
Knockdowns could affect scoring here. Ajagba taller at 6’6″, so Sanchez must get inside.
Robert Helenius TKO 9 Adam Kownacki, heavyweights
In rematch of bout won by Finland’s 30-3 Helenius, Poland’s 20-1 Kownacki exposed questionable chin. This could be a better effort for high-volume punching Kownacki, but Helenius is bigger and faster. The win here, and a probable world title shot, will go to the fighter who has done the work and wants it more. Helenius is taller and more powerful. A decision favors Kownacki by volume of punches thrown and landed, but if he is overly defensive, Helenius will wear him down. Interesting bout while it lasts. Gerald Washington and Johann Duhaupas have taken out Helenius, but a resilient Dillian Whyte could not.
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