Tyson Fury managed to live up to his billing last night as he ran through Tom Schwarz in front of a packed MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Fury blasted through his opponent in under two rounds to get himself back into the win column after a controversial draw against Deontay Wilder in December.
All in all, it was vintage Fury from the get-go as he bobbed and weaved through his opponent’s attacks before overwhelming him with a barrage of strikes in the fourth.
Schwarz, though no doubt still a talented prospect, was simply no match for The Gypsy King once the contest got underway and as soon as he was dispatched, Fury made it clear that plans were in place for a more fitting test of his skills.
The first fight with Wilder was a bout that many believed Tyson to have won by a comfortable margin. Of course, the pair of knockdowns scored by The Bronze Bomber may have skewed the result slightly in the eyes of those who were not as familiar with the sport’s scoring system but the general consensus was that Fury had done more than enough to take home the win.
Now, according to the man himself, he and his team are close to securing a rematch with Wilder:
“The key tonight was to enjoy myself. I used the jab, I was slipping and sliding.
“I came here to have fun and put on a show for Las Vegas and I hope everyone enjoyed it as much as I did. I felt like it was my coming out party.
“What’s next? Next year we’re going to hunt down Deontay Wilder for that green belt. There was three horses in the heavyweight division, and then there were two.
“Deontay Wilder is coming. It’s going to happen.” (via The42.ie)
Wilder/Fury II would no doubt prove to be the biggest heavyweight bout of the decade, a matchup that has a built-in narrative, undeniable tension, and a sprinkling of controversy.
Right now, the powers that be seem prepared to play the long game to a certain extent but barring some incredible Joshua/Ruiz-esque shocks, we should be enjoying a second helping from these heavyweight giants before too long.
Cillian Cunningham, Pundit Arena