The most awaited rematch between Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury finally determined the top dog after all!
Ever since the fight between Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury ended in a controversial split drawback in December of 2018, the fans desperately waited for the rematch till Saturday night. The two fighters finally met after almost a whole year at the MGM Grand Garden Arena facing each other off in the highly anticipated match.
Expected to be a vintage battel of power and strength between the two warriors, things took an unexpected turn as Deontay Wilder faced the first loss of his professional fighting career and lost the WBC heavyweight championship to Tyson Fury. Fury claimed the title on February 22, 2020, in the rematch that took place in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Very few expected the outcomes of the rematch to turn out the way it did since Wilder was favored by the most after the previous combat. The previously undefeated defending champion Wilder entered the ring to face against Fury with 41 registered knockouts and untethered confidence as he rarely faced trouble throughout his profession.
Tyson Fury, on the other hand, stepped up against the champion, proving to be a beyond par contender with one draw, twenty-nine victories, and zero losses. Before the championship match, Tyson registered 20 knockouts in his name. In reality, the expectation of Fury coming out on top was very low as he was knocked down by Wilder twice in the last match.
Tyson Fury defeated Deontay Wilder and won the WBC heavyweight championship. Source: USA Today
It seems with a changed training regimen, Tyson achieved what he shot for in the match. Controlling the clash for the first three rounds, he managed to knock Wilder down once in the third round and again in the fifth.
Then the unanticipated happened, and Wilder bled from his ear by the midway point of the fight.
Tyson Fury changed his training regime for the big match. Source: Forbes
Speaking up about the change in his training regiment, Fury said during a press conference,
I'm doing a lot of things I didn't before. I'm eating five/six meals a day, I'm drinking eight liters of water a day. I don't know if that really matters on the night. It didn't matter before, but if it's gonna give me an edge on this fight, I'm willing to try it. I'm masturbating seven times a day to keep my testosterone pumping. I gotta keep active and the testosterone flowing for the fight. Don't want the levels to go down.
To sum it all, hardly anybody forecasted the tables to turn up in Tyson Fury's side. But the 31 years old showed beyond doubt that continued dedication makes no goal unattainable.