It’s one year on since Tyson Fury knocked out Deontay Wilder to emerge from their trilogy a clear winner.
In what some regard as one of the greatest heavyweight fights of all time, both fighters were down before Fury ended it conclusively in the eleventh. It was his first defence of the WBC belt that he had taken from Wilder in their second fight.
The American, who had reigned as champion for five years before the loss, has stayed adamant that Fury cheated in some way in their second fight. It’s prevented the two men from a mutual appreciation and respect that so often occurs after battles in the ring – and ‘The Gypsy King’ thinks that Wilder’s inability to wish him well harmed his chances. He sent his old foe an anniversary message on Instagram.
“It’s my anniversary of knocking Wilder out for the third time. A year [ago] today we [were] involved in a very, very epic battle in one of the greatest heavyweight trilogies in the history of boxing.
And although Wilder come up short three times, he was still a worthy opponent. He fights next week. I wish him luck and send him positivity. Which is something that he could never do to me. Hence the reason he lost three times. Because what goes around comes around, remember that.”
Tyson Fury with a message to Deontay Wilder on the one-year anniversary of their trilogy fight…
— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) October 9, 2022
Tyson Fury has held onto the WBC belt as, on the other side of the pond, ‘The Bronze Bomber’ is just beginning to build back towards it. He returns to the ring to face Robert Helenius this week in what he will hope is that beginning of a successful comeback.
Tyson Fury is eyeing up another trilogy – this time with his countryman, Derek Chisora. Chisora lost to Fury twice in 2011 and 2014, but he may looking at a third crack on December 3 in Cardiff, with an announcement due this week.