VIDEO: Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua
With 2020 drawing near an end, we are right in the midst of a critical period during this era of heavyweight history.
It’s amazing to think how different things were just a little over five years ago. Back then Wladimir Klitschko was the long reigning king of the heavyweight division.
Klitschko was the unified IBF/WBO/WBA heavyweight champion, whose reign had lasted over 9 years during which time he made an incredible 18 consecutive title defenses. Only the great Joe Louis and “The Easton Assassin” Larry Holmes had more consecutive heavyweight title defenses.
The Klitschko era officially came to a sudden end on November 28, 2015 when Tyson Fury defeated Wladimir by 12 round unanimous decision. A lot has changed since then, but fast forward to present day and here is where we currently stand. Anthony Joshua holds the unified IBF/WBA/WBO heavyweight championship. And Tyson Fury is the WBC champion who also has a legitimate claim to the more prestigious lineal heavyweight crown. This fight will never make more sense than it does RIGHT NOW! Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua for undisputed heavyweight supremacy!
There were only two heavyweight championship fights all year. This past Saturday AJ successfully defended his unified championship when he defeated IBF #1 mandatory Kubrat Pulev. And way back in February, Fury defeated Deontay Wilder in a highly anticipated rematch to win the WBC belt, to go along with retaining his legitimate claim as the lineal heavyweight world champion. Boxing fans want an undisputed heavyweight champion. The last undisputed heavyweight champion was the great Lennox Lewis, and that was more than 20 damn years ago.
This edition of Rummy’s Corner will briefly recap the recent history that led to the current heavyweight championship landscape, while also highlighting the importance of a mega bout showdown between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua for undisputed heavyweight supremacy.
- Carl Frampton says Joshua loses to Usyk unless he stops him
- Oleksandr Usyk’s team already preparing for Tyson Fury undisputed match in December
- Tyson Fury “piping up because Anthony Joshua fighting” in 2 weeks says Eddie Hearn
- Joshua vs. Usyk II – 2 weeks to go