Tyson Fury’s Greatest Ever Fights
Tyson Fury is one of the greatest heavyweights in the history of boxing. He has beaten a majority of the leading fighters of his generation in both dramatic and dominant circumstances. His catalogue of successful fights throughout his career is simply remarkable.
Usyk fight could prove to be Fury’s greatest-ever
Fury’s upcoming fight with Oleksandr Usyk is predicted to be his toughest fight yet. He will face a three-belt holder, and the matchup will crown the first undisputed champion of the heavyweight division in decades.
The Gypsy King is seen by many as the most likely victor in the fight scheduled for late this year, or early in 2024. If he is to beat the Ukrainian and claim all four belts then that fight will undoubtedly go down as the greatest in the Manchester-born fighter’s career.
But first, Fury must navigate his way through a routine fight with Francis Ngannou. The UFC convert will experience his debut in the ring against the strongest opponent possible. In Tyson Fury v Francis Ngannou odds, the former is a significant favourite at 1/12 to emerge from the contest with his unbeaten record still intact.
— TYSON FURY (@Tyson_Fury) August 18, 2023
Beating Ngannou is absolutely vital if the eventual fight against Usyk is to go down as Fury’s greatest ever. The Ukrainian should be his fiercest competitor yet, and the Gypsy King will need to carry as much momentum as possible into what should be the fight of the century.
Fury could well offer the boxing world his most famous night against Usyk in the coming months, but what landmark showings has he already during his career?
The trilogy against Deontay Wilder
Fury faced one of the heaviest hitters of the current generation in Wilder on three occasions. The Gypsy King was victorious on two occasions after a controversial draw in their first bout.
His third and final fight against the American was arguably his most impressive, due to the manner in which he claimed the honours.
The two exchanged knockdowns in the early rounds, but in the fourth round, Wilder began to mount huge pressure on Fury. Multiple heavy strikes sent him to the mat and left him dazed for a long spell afterwards.
The Gypsy King was well and truly holding on for the remainder of the fourth and fifth rounds. Wilder seemed destined to finally confirm his revenge, and cause the first-ever dent into Fury’s record.
But Fury regained his balance and calmness and managed to resettle into the chaotic proceedings. He began to win rounds again, and in the 11th he delivered a brutal knockout to put an end to his long rivalry with the American.
Fury went from the fringes of defeat to a convincing victory, his ability to adapt to any situation has been incredible throughout his fighting days.
When Fury ended Wladimir Klitschko’s dominance
Fury’s victory over the legendary Wladimir Klitschko was not as exciting as his final Wilder fight. But finding a way to win against a formidable opponent with an astonishing catalogue of prior success was unbelievable in itself.
The Ukrainian had dominated the division for the best part of a decade – due to his size which made him tough to strike. But of course, Fury was not the average fighter – at 6’9 he boasted an even taller frame than Klitschko.
THE LIONS DEN🦁KLITSCHKO VS FURY
‘Wladimir Klitschko, I’m coming for you, baby. I’m coming. No retreat. No surrender’
These were the words of @Tyson_Fury in his pursuit of the long-standing champion
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The World champion never managed to get into his rhythm as Fury was larger in size and quicker in his movement. The Gypsy King eventually won via a unanimous points decision after frustrating Klitschko like nobody else had ever done.
Fury’s most impressive fights so far show that he is comfortable winning via points or by delivering a knockout. But regardless of how victory is claimed, if Fury can defeat Usyk to become the undisputed champion then it will trump these battles and become his greatest fight of all time.