Wilder vs Fury December 1st at Staples Center
By Cameron Buford, whatsgoodinsports.com
It wasn’t so long ago that a Championship Heavyweight Fight would capture the hearts and minds of, any and all boxing fans. Well, in the era where little boxers are getting all the notoriety, we have a heavyweight fight on our hands which we will see two undefeated heavyweights put their undefeated records, pride and championship belts on the line at the Staples Center on December 1st in Los Angeles, CA. This Heavyweight Championship fight between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury is sure not disappoint boxing fans.
Deontay Wilder comes into this blockbuster matchup as the WBC Heavyweight World Champion. Having knocked out the past seven challengers of his title, Wilder will make his eighth WBC Heavyweight defense on Saturday, December 1, against Tyson Fury. The 6-foot-7 Wilder sounds well prepared and confident about defending his title with his raw punching power.
The Tuscaloosa, Ala. native, Wilder is excited to display his wide array of punches, since Fury has mentioned: “he’s prepared for his right hand.” Wilder emphatically mentions, “Throughout my whole career, guys always said I only had one hand.” “But when you get in the ring, it’s going to be different. The game plan is going to go out the window, as Mike Tyson said.” Referring to Tyson’s famous comment, “Everyone has a game plan until they get punched in the mouth!”
“This is the moment in time for America to wake up and understand they have the baddest man on the planet right here,” Wilder passionately professes. “And you think I’m going to let this Gypsy come in here and mess up all those plans for me? I don’t think so.” His 40-0 record is the reason for his beaming confidence going into this fight.
In preparation for likely the most significant heavyweight event to be held in the U.S. for years, The Churchill Boxing Club was the scene for the Wilder’s jam-packed media session. One week prior to Wilder’s workout for the media, the Lineal Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury showed off his skills and mobility for the packed media in attendance.
Though Wilder has awesome punching power, at 6’9” Tyson Fury plans to use his unique size and mobility to his advantage. When asked about how he feels about Wilder, Fury mentions, “He’s got dynamite power and he’s the better boxer! But I don’t really know him as an individual character. I only know him as a boxer, so I don’t really have an opinion on him. He’s in my way and that’s all I’m focusing on at the moment. I’m not going to hold no hard feelings. It’s just a sport.”
In reference to how he thought the fight would go Fury mentioned, “Deontay needs to land the right punch to detonate me, and I need to not let him do that!” “I’ve got to do whatever I can, not to let him hit me with that big right hand; clean time and time again. But he’s got to worry about getting out of the way of all my punches as well.” “The fans got nothing to lose in this fight. Me and Wilder are the only ones who’s got something to lose, in this fight.” “Someone’s 0 has got to go!”
Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury, oddly enough both are alumni of ShoBox. Additionally, they are among the 78 ShoBox fighters who have gone on to win world titles. SHOWTIME PPV is offering this is a rare opportunity to see two undefeated heavyweight champions compete for a real heavyweight championship fight. Wilder versus Fury will also be the 13th heavyweight world title fight presented by SHOWTIME since 2015. Tickets are on sale for the live event and available at AXS.com, STAPLES Center Box Office or STAPLESCenter.com.
This combination of charismatic boxers and showmen with larger than life personalities should make for an epic event. These larger than life personalities are sure to bring their pride and passion into their title defense. Ultimately, I believe the sleeker Deontay Wilder will overwhelm the bigger Fury and outlast him in a decision. Please let me know your thoughts on this upcoming fight by commenting in the comment section of this article on www.whatsgoodinsports.com or reaching out to us on twitter @whatsgoodnsport.