OPINION: Wilder vs Fury; AKA The Battle of the Mouths
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Set to be fight of the year the two heavyweights Tyson Fury and WBC champion Deontay Wilder are due to face off at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on the 1st December. Fury has spent 2018 training and fighting in his so called 'comeback fights' which have been very underwhelming. His first was hosted in Manchester where the lineal champion faced Albanian fighter Sefer Seferi. The build-up to the fight was unusual, as you would expect from Fury, with the Briton kissing Seferi in their pre-fight press conference. The fight didn't last long as Seferi's team threw in the towel at the beginning of the fourth round, certainly not the Gypsy King's most challenging fight. His second came in Belfast at Windsor Park where Fury fought Italian Francesco Pianeta as part of Carl Frampton's undercard. This fight gave Tyson minutes under his belt, winning on points after 10 rounds of Boxing. But there was one spectator that was keeping a close eye on the undercard and that was Deontay Wilder. After WIlder's impressive TKO of Luis 'King Kong' Ortiz in New York, the Bronze Bomber seemed hungry to face top dog Anthony Joshua in the UK. However, after various contract issues a fight with Tyson Fury was confirmed somewhat out of the blue. A fight in the making ever since Fury walked into the ring after Wilder KO'd Artur Szpilka in January 2016, retaining his WBC heavyweight title. It is still unclear as to why the fight between AJ and the Bronze Bomber wasn't confirmed, with both parties claiming it was the others fault. Below is Eddie Hearn's take on the negotiations.
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