Tyson Fury counts Deontay Wilder draw as victory, says “I’m 30-0”
By Charles Brun: Looking to make his record sound better than it is, Tyson Fury said in an interview for his WWE Crown Jewel match that his boxing record is 30-0 rather than 29-0-1. The draw that Fury has on his resume came from his fight against WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder last December in Los Angeles, California.
Fury is still clearly bothered about the draw. Hence, he’s now saying he’s 30-0. It’s so sad when a fighter tries to puff up their resume. Why can’t Fury just say that he’s lucky he got a draw after getting dropped twice by Deontay. I mean, you can’t win them all, can you?
Why is Fury embellishing his record?
This isn’t a surprise though for Fury to be counting his draw against Wilder as a win. Lately, Fury has been calling himself the “lineal heavyweight champion” based on his win four years ago against an over-the-hill Wladimir Klitschko in 2015. Not satisfied with being just a mere contender, Fury has come up with the ‘lineal heavyweight champion’ bit.
“I’m 30-0 as a professional, it’s going to be a good fight, I’m looking forward to it,” said Fury in improving his flawed record by saying he’s 30-0.
Fury should consider himself lucky that he wasn’t given a knockout loss in the Wilder fight, because he was out cold in the 12th round after Deontay dropped him with a right-left combination. Referees usually stop fights on the spot when a fighter has been knocked clean out, but for some reason this one gave him a count. It looked unbelievably weird with the referee giving a count to Fury while he was unconscious on the canvas.
Fury lucky not to have 2 knockout losses on his record
Some boxing fans think the referee delayed giving the count to Fury by looking into the crowd, and not rushing over him to begin counting after Wilder flattened him in the 12th. Fury easily could have been stopped in the Wilder and his recent fight against Otto Wallin last September. That fight arguably should have been stopped due to Fury suffering a horrible cut over his right eye in the third round.
Fury will be taking part in the WWE Crown Jewel wrestling event on October 31 against Braun Strowman. At the weigh-in for that match, Fury looked like he was limping. The big 300+ pound Strowman jumped Fury while he was training at the WWE Performance Centre in a blindsided attack.
Fury, who doesn’t have a background in wrestling, came out of it with a limp. With Fury now nursing a bad leg and a still healing cut right eye, you have to wonder what kind of condition he’ll be in for his rematch with Wilder in February. If Fury gets beaten up by Strowman on October 31, it won’t even be sporting for Wilder to face him.
Fury limping at the weigh-in for Strowman fight
Tyson said he’s healthy, but it look like that at the weigh-in for the Strowman match.
“I’m good, I’m 100 percent, I never make excuses,” said Fury. “I’ll be ready for the night, don’t worry about that. Braun is the biggest man I’ve ever faced. It’s good to fight someone who is looking at me eye-to-eye. We’re going to put on a spectacle for the fans.”
Fury was wearing the same old outfit for the weigh-in that he’s been wearing a lot lately. Why in the heck isn’t he getting new garb? You would think with all the Fury is getting, he would have a 100 different outfits to wear instead of coming out with the same clothes.
Fury not in character for WWE weigh-in
You’ve got to feel sorry for Strowman. He’s used to wrestling guys that are all amped up, and talking trash. Fury wasn’t even in theatrical mode at the weigh-in. He was talking all quiet and polite. There was no high energy, over the top wrestling trash talking from Fury. Not surprisingly, the crowd was silent because there was nothing to cheer about. What’s clear is Fury doesn’t know how he’s supposed to act. It would be surprising if the WWE continue to use Fury in the future for other wrestling events. He doesn’t seem to have the right personality for the job. It’s not the just the athletic part of the sport or whatever you want to call it. Guys need to have the charisma and personality, and Fury might be a little too low-key to attract interest from the young WWE fans.