Wilder vs. Fury: The Gypsey King Wins WBC Title

Tyson Fury in St Paul's ABC gym in west Belfast September 2017

Tyson Fury in St Paul's ABC gym in west Belfast September 2017

His lone draw was against Fury in 2018's classic fight.

Newly-crowned WBC Heavyweight world champion Tyson Fury has become a media sensation the world over following his win over Deontay Wilder last Saturday and the self-proclaimed "Gypsy King" has close ties to Tuam in County Galway.

Hearn said he has no intention of getting in the way of a showdown between the pair. Very rarely will you see AJ going into any fight as underdog but this time, when you look at the betting markets, he's the underdog against Tyson Fury. Ideal - just how we want it.

The 6ft 9in Fury's weight ballooned to 27 stone (375 lbs) in the aftermath of that fight, as he openly admitted he contemplated suicide despite enjoying all the trappings of fame as a world heavyweight champion.

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Wilder, who at two metres tall (six feet, seven inches) and 105kg (231 pounds) was the smaller man in the ring to the 2.05-metre (six feet, nine inches) British giant, was backpedalling the entire fight, trying to catch Fury coming in with a right hand. Different kettle of fish ...

"But I believe Anthony Joshua's made of a different kind of stuff to Deontay Wilder".

The 31-year-old Briton had promised to be aggressive in this rematch against Wilder, after his elusive boxing tactics were not enough to secure the belt in their first fight 14 months ago.

"We have to say he is the No 1 heavyweight in the world", Khan informed Sky Sports News "We understand he just holds the WBC title". But I'm nearly sure he'll take the rematch because he's a dynamite puncher and he can take someone out at any time.

He added: "All he wants to do now is go forward and prove he's the best in the division and create a legacy that can prove to everybody that he is".

"I have already spoken to AJ - he wants this fight". He was only ever taking one fight.

"I'm doing good you know, things like this happen". If we have to fight (Kubrat) Pulev, we've got to beat Pulev, and if he has to fight Wilder, he's got to beat Wilder again.

How you feel on fight night plays a massive part in the performance in the ring and Fury was certainly relaxed as always heading into this one. The camps for both fighters have never been able to come to a mutual agreement and with Wilder's loss, it appears that this fight will not take place any time soon.

It has not yet been revealed how many people paid to watch the fight, but Arum told the Big Lead podcast in the build-up to the event that he was confident of achieving a minimum of two million PPV buys. We'll see what happens with that, because if anybody clips him, he'll go.

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