On Saturday night, Tyson Fury brought his long-term rivalry with American fighter Deontay Wilder to a stunning conclusion in a five-knockdown thriller in Las Vegas.
The two boxers fought to a controversial draw in 2018, whilst Fury secured a decisive 7th round victory in their rematch in 2020 when his opponent’s corner threw in the towel after their fighter suffered two knockdowns.
In Saturday’s deciding bout – which has been widely praised as one of the best heavyweight displays in boxing history – the ‘Bronze Bomber’ Wilder dropped his opponent to the canvas twice, but was himself floored three times by Fury, leading the referee to call an end to the fight after the third devastating knockdown.
Appearing on the Betfred Boxing Show, Liverpool’s David Price – who was once considered one of the UK’s top heavyweights alongside Fury – shared his views on what fans and boxers should expect from The Gypsy King next.
Price remarked: “What we’re going to have to see from Fury now is, aside from the AJ fight and obviously Usyk – there’s always politics – he’s going to have to keep busy and keep active.
“We’re going to have to see him go from these trilogy fights with Deontay Wilder which were massive and will have given him massive satisfaction, so much fire in the belly when he’s in training, and just going about his job in a professional manner and take on all covers.”
Meanwhile, Tyson Fury’s cousin, heavyweight contender and former WBC International Silver title holder Nathan Gorman shared his own views on the current environment in the 200lb division.
He said: “In my opinion, I think Anthony Joshua is an easier fight for Tyson than Wilder is. I’m not discrediting Joshua because he is incredible, but I think Tyson Fury is just a level on his own. I think the only person to beat Tyson is Tyson himself.”
Also appearing on the show was Tyson Fury’s uncle Peter Fury, a noted boxing trainer and father to fellow heavyweight boxer Huey Fury, and coach to WBO women’s middleweight champion Savannah Marshall.
A potential women’s super fight between Marshall and her cross-Atlantic rival Claressa Shields has been circling the boxing rumour mill over the past year, although Shield’s desire to try her hand at Mixed Martial Arts threw somewhat of a spanner in the works.
“It won’t happen this year but it will definitely happen next year provided they keep winning fights,” Fury commented. “Those fights, provided everything goes well, will definitely be happening next year.”
Source – Betfred YouTube Channel