By Jeff Aronow: Tonight boxing fans can watch the Friday Night Premiere of the Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury 2 rematch from last February. The Wilder-Fury 2 fight will air on FS1 at 9:00 p.m ET.
The ring-walk of the two fighters was almost as interesting as the fight itself. Wearing a crown and red King’s robe, a seated Fury was carried to the stairs of the ring. He looked the part of a king with all his glory pageantry, and it was the perfect entrance for what took place later.
Amazing ring entrances
On Wilder’s part, we dressed wearing heavy outwith a helmet that had the lights around the eyes. It was impressive. In some ways, it better entrance than Fury’s. The only problem with Wilder’s being entrance is we couldn’t see his face until he took his helmet off.
This is a match that fans had been waiting for, and they weren’t disappointed. Fury (30-0-1, 21 KOs) had his coming out party in taking advantage of an erratic start for WBC heavyweight champion Wilder (42-1-1, 41 KOs).
Like in Wilder’s recent fight against Luis Ortiz, he fell behind early against Fury and was never able to get his bearings. For fans that haven’t seen the fight already, Fury ended up stopping Wilder in the 7th round to dethrone him. Wilder wanted to go out on his shield like a warrior, but his trainer Mark Breland prevented him from doing that by throwing in the towel.
Deontay wanted to go out on his shield
Wilder looked absolutely furious when the referee jumped in front of him to stop the fight. Despite blood coming from Wilder’s mouth and left ear from the punishment he’d absorbed, he wanted to continue fighting and he looked enraged. Wilder didn’t care that he was getting beaten up. He wanted to fight Fury until the bitter end, and his trainer Breland stopped him from doing that.
I know, it’s hard for fans to understand Wilder’s mentality when it comes to fighting because it’s alien to how most people think. For the average person, they want to avoid pain at all costs. That’s an innate thing that people have. Wilder the opposite. He’s not afraid of being hurt, and that’s why he was so maddened when the fight was stopped in the 7th.
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Although the fight didn’t turn out so well for Wilder, it set up a great revenge match between the two, and there’s already a lot of fans that want to see them battle again. We don’t know yet when Wilder and Fury will step inside the ring for their third contest, but we do know it’s going to happen.
Wilder has already triggered his rematch clause for the third bout with Tyson, and now we’ve got to wait until the COVID 19 pandemic disappears. The best chances of that happening could be when the virus mutates into a less harmless state like what happened with the 1918 Spanish Flu.