On 1st December 2018, we had the privilege of witnessing one of the greatest fights between Deontay Wilder (Bronze Bomber) and Tyson Fury (Gypsy King). The match ended in a split-decision draw.
The Wilder vs. Fury 2 will see the two boxing champions fight for the main item, which is the WBC World Heavyweight Title.
Wilder has held the WBC belt for almost five years, and the only man to walk away without losing to him is Fury, and he will be looking for another chance to reclaim another world title since he beat Wladimir Klitschko in 2015.
All in all, who do you think is the best heavyweight between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury? The question is debatable, but let’s look at each boxer’s history and summary of fighting statistics before Wilder vs. Fury 2 on 22nd February 2020.
Wilder’s Boxing History
Deontay Leshun Wilder (born on October 22, 1985) is a 34-year-old American professional boxer. He has had an excellent boxing reputation, and as we speak, Wilder has been holding the WBC Heavyweight Title since 2015 when he defeated Bermane Stiverne through a 12-round unanimous decision.
The Bronze Bomber is undefeated through 42 professional fights, and no one else has come close to beating him or take away the WBC title apart from The Gipsy King, who was able to get a split-decision draw in December 2018.
Wilder got the nickname “Bronze Bomber” after he won the bronze medal during the Olympics in 2008.
- Total fights – 43
- Wins – 42
- KO’s – 41
- Losses – 0
- Draws – 1
Fury’s Boxing History
Tyson Luke Fury (born on August 12, 1988) is a 31-year-old British professional boxer. Fury became famous after the 2015 brawl between him and Wladimir Klitschko. The fight is in the books as one of the current upsets in the history of boxing.
Fury beat the long-reigning champion of the world for 10+ years running, Klitschko to claim the Unified WBA (Super), WBO, IBO, IBF, The Ring magazine, and lineal heavyweight titles.
In 2015, Fury received the Upset of the Year and Fighter of the Year awards by the Ring. All these titles were stripped off from him after some controversies and the last one being The Ring Magazine in February 2018.
I bet The Gipsy King will be fighting like it’s his last fight to acquire the WBC heavyweight title that’s on the line during the Wilder vs. Fury 2.
- Total fights – 30
- Wins – 29
- KO’s – 20
- Losses – 0
- Draws – 1
Summary of Fighting Statistics
From the above statistics between Wilder and Fury, it’s evident that both are great heavyweights who are yet to lose a single match.
Wilder has gone through many fights and lots of wins by KO than Fury, but that doesn’t guarantee that he is the best heavyweight among the two men. Each match for them has a different scope and toughness.
We saw Wilder flooring Fury two times during the first fight in December 2018. And Fury was able to get up and put pressure on the tired Wilder.
The Gypsy King uses a slipping and sliding movement and footwork that is quite lethal while The Bronze Bomber is a heavy puncher who can floor any opponent with a quick cut-back blow.
Wilder recently defended his title by beating Luis Ortiz on November 23, 2019, bringing his all-time boxing record to 42-0-1.
Fury beat Otto Wallin by unanimous decision on September 14, 2019, bringing his all-time boxing record to 29-0-1.
Who is the best heavyweight? We can say Wilder and Fury are the best heavyweights at the moment, and the winner of this anticipated bout on 22nd February 2020 will answer this question. Sit back and wait for Wilder vs. Fury 2!