WBC Heavyweight Champion Deontay Wilder (40-0 39KOs) will put his belt on the line when he battles it out with Lineal Champion Tyson Fury (27-0 19KOs), Saturday December 1st at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. These two fighters have personalities has big as their statures.
Deontay Wilder, a man who has knocked out every man he faced as a professional. Wilder went the distance once against Bermane Stiverne (25-3-1 21KOs) but made short work of him in the rematch by knocking him out in the 1st round. Wilder has an unorthodox style that some may say is full of flaws yet he always seems to come out on top. Wilder has TNT in that right hand and when he lands on his opponent you know why he is called the “Bronze Bomber”.
Tyson Fury on the other hand seems to have a more multi-faceted skillset, he can box, has good footwork, fast hands and good upper body movement. Fury is also the man who beat “the man” when he won a unanimous decision against long time heavyweight champ Wladimir Klitschko (64-5 53KOs). After beating Klitschko, Fury seemed to spiral in a depression with dealing with mental health issues his physical health declined and he gained a lot of weight. He has since reinvented himself and is back in top fighting shape. Fury looks to prove to the world he belongs back at the top of the heavyweight division.
Winner of this fight should be next in line to challenge unified heavyweight king Anthony Joshua who holds the IBF, WBA and WBO titles. Wilder and Fury both are coming into this fight with a lot to prove. With the WBC title on the line, undefeated records on the line and bragging rights at stake, we should expect to see the best Wilder to go against the best Fury. Come fight night someone’s “0” must go! Can Wilder drop the bomb to put a halt to Tyson’s “Fury” or will Fury outbox Wilder and weather the storm to victory? Tune into Showtime on December 1st at 9PM ET to find out!