Tyson Fury is one of the most famous athletes and fighters on the planet, and millions of fight fans around the world are wondering when Tyson Fury’s next fight will be following his destructive win over Deontay Wilder in their trilogy fight on October 9.
Who will Tyson Fury’s next fight be against?
With two wins over the scariest heavyweight in the sport on his resume and a sparking 30-0-1 record, the boxing world really is Fury’s oyster. When the English behemoth is ready to return to the ring, bouts against Oleksandr Usyk, Andy Ruiz, Jr., and Anthony Joshua seem fitting follow-ups to the Wilder trilogy finale.
- The real best heavyweight boxer?: On the heels of his stunning win over Anthony Joshua, Usyk is viewed as the other great heavyweight left in the sport. This fight is a no-brainer and would be a fascinating clash of very skilled boxers with very different body types.
- An under the radar option: Ruiz, Jr. wouldn’t be many fans top choice, but he would be a strong back-up plan if the preferred options never materialize, because big fight brokering in boxing is always a crap shoot. He’s ranked fifth on ESPN’s top-10 heavyweights list and would be a fun stylistic matchup for the rangy Fury.
- Battle for England: A Fury vs Joshua fight almost happend until Team Wilder stepped in and litigated for the trilogy fight to happen first. Following his loss to Usyk, this fight has has lost a lot of luster, but they are still two of the biggest names in the division and superstars in their shared homecountry. So it would be a bankable bout nonetheless.
Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 3 recap
Even though “The Gypsy King” never lost in his three fights against Wilder, their trilogy of bouts will go down as one of the best ever, and likely the best in heavyweight history.
What happened: Over 11 hellacious rounds, Fury and Wilder battled back-and-forth in their third and final bout with each man knocking the other down on multiple occasions. However, the heart of “The Bronze Bomber” as he was pummeled over the final few rounds and kept coming forward is the lasting memory for many fans after the fight.
That crazy 3rd and 4th round: The third and fourth rounds will go down in boxing lore as some of the wildest momentum changes in just six minutes. In the third, Fury knocked Wilder down and surely gave the American’s legion of fans fears their champion would have his shortest showing of the series. But he survived and knocked Fury down twice in the following round to set the stage for a wild next seven frames.
Fury reigns supreme: Despite the knockdowns, Fury rose from the ashes of Wilder’s power — just like he did in the first fight — and retook control of the matchup. Boxing up his opponent for the rest of the fight. Knocking him down again in the tenth, then finishing him off once and for all in the eleventh.
What makes Tyson Fury so popular?
The Gypsy Eccentric: In a sport long known for some eccentric and odd characters, Tyson Fury has somehow been able to stand above the rest in that unique fraternity, literally and figuratively. And that is why — along with his outstanding skills as a pugilist — he has become a beloved figure around the world.
- Fury is a rarity in still owning an unbeaten record at 30-0-1 despite having faced some of the best boxers of his time. That includes Wilder and former heavyweight great Wladimir Klitschko.
- His victory over the aforementioned Klitschko in 2015 was the moment Fury went from fringe star to one of the biggest names in the sport. As he handed the Ukrainian legend his first loss in nine years.
- Fury is also one of the few star boxers that has a liking for mixed martial arts, and has suggested on several occasions interest in eventually competing in the cage when he is done boxing.
- The 6-foot-9-inch champion took his varied talents to WWE in 2019 when he faced fellow big man Braun Strowman in a match that ended up being one of the best at that year’s Crown Jewel event.
- Fury had some interesting strategies for his rematch with Wilder, including masturbating seven times a day to build his stamina and toughening up his knuckles by dipping them in petrol for five minutes a day.