Can Tyson Fury Shock The World Again?

According to WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman, a fight between WBC Heavyweight Champion and Former Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury is very close to being a reality at the end of the year.

Having sailed through his farcical comeback fight against the little-known Sefer Seferi, Fury returns to the ring on the 18th of August to fight the experienced Francesco Pianeta who has fought the likes of Wladimir Klitchko, Oliver McCall, Frans Botha and Kevin Johnson in a career that has lasted 13 years with 35 wins out of 40 fights.

The “Gypsy King” should have no problems in getting past Pianeta who only last year was stopped by Kevin Johnson in 7 rounds who is scheduled to be British Heavyweight prospect Daniel Dubois’s next opponent on the 6th of October.

The prospect is mouthwatering to see whether Fury can cause another major upset and wrestle the WBC title away from Deontay Wilder who would be perhaps an even stronger favourite than Wladimir Klitchko was to defeat Fury due to the lengthy inactivity Fury has had outside the ring.

Wilder who showed major flaws in his last title defence, looked at times a punch or two away from being knocked out against Luis Ortiz. His unbeaten record of 40 wins with 39 knockouts is impressive with his victory over Ortiz perhaps been his most impressive to date.

Despite the considerable weight advantages that a conditioned Fury would have in the ring against Wilder, Wilder’s punching power and unorthodox style of fighting would surely test Fury’s ability to absorb punishment which Klitchko surprisingly didn’t execute in what was an extremely dull fight.

Fury would have a better chance of winning if he fought Wilder next summer with a few more fights under his belt but surely there can be only one outcome should this fight happen at the end of the year.

The “Gypsy King” has hit the canvas on two occasions in his career and I can only see one outcome which would be Wilder knocking out Fury to leave fight fans craving even more for an April 2019 showdown at Wembley against Anthony Joshua.¬† However an all-British clash between¬† Fury and Joshua would be something special if Fury was to shock the world again!

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