It sure is good to have a fully fit and fighting Tyson Fury back in the sport of boxing.
Last night at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles, Fury stepped into the ring to fight WBC World Heavyweight Champion Deontay Wilder in one of the most highly anticipated heavyweight title bouts in recent memory.
And it certainly did not disappoint.
The pair went to war for 12 rounds, with Fury’s masterful defensive skills attempting to combat Wilder’s one-punch knockout power.
Despite being knocked down in both the eighth and more notably the twelfth, with a shot that looked as though it had ended the fight, Fury looked the more impressive throughout and seemed to have done enough to become the world’s heavyweight champion once again.
The judges, however, scored the contest a controversial split decision draw with one particular judge scoring it 115-111 in Wilder’s favour.
The entire post-fight saw the SHOWTIME broadcasting team, including veteran Mauro Ranallo and Paulie Malignaggi, left in a state of disbelief at the decision to call the fight a draw – a decision which will no doubt bring about a lucrative sequel at some point next year.
Despite the disappointing result, the 30-year old was still in incredibly high spirits following the fight which represented an incredible two-year turnaround for Fury who took time away from the sport due to his battles with mental health issues.
Incredible! 🤣🙌@Tyson_Fury got the entire press room singing American Pie after his stunning fight with Deontay Wilder.
Never change, Tyson. Never change… 👏 pic.twitter.com/Fa8NlERlEJ
— Boxing on BT Sport 🥊 (@BTSportBoxing) December 2, 2018
During his post-fight press conference “The Furious One”, who is no stranger to song following a bout, broke out his own personal rendition of Don McClean’s American Pie and had the whole press room singing along by the end.
Whether it’s a rematch with Wilder or a bout with Anthony Joshua that awaits Tyson Fury next is still yet unknown, but one thing is for sure. It’s great to have “The Furious One” back.