This Saturday, the boxing community has a rare treat, Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder run back their epic split draw fight. Ahead of the match, Blake Stephenson and I sit down to break down the fight. Stephenson is not new to combat sports. Most of you remember him joining Mike Heck, Ray Flores and myself when we ran down the Floyd Mayweather – Conor McGregor match. Then again when Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin ran back their highly entertaining fight. What can I say, the man can spit some game when boxing is the topic of discussion.
So for the first installment of boxing, post-SFLC podcast, Stephenson and I had our own epic debate. Yes, it’s true, after a five year stint, we did discuss that the SFLC Podcast is no more. It was a great run and that is largely due to the success and style of Mike Heck. But I felt that my talents could be better used here at MyMMANews. But I digress: Let’s get down to the business at hand, Wilder-Fury Pt. 2.
At the start of our show we set up the second fight and talk about the 12th round of the first fight. We all know the vicious hook that dropped Fury. We all thought the fight was over until Fury beat the 10 count to finish the fight. So Stephenson and I talked about the controversy surrounding the 10 second count and whether Fury actually beat the clock.
After our first break, Stephenson posed a question: What did we learn from the first fight? We understand that Fury has an iron chin. But we also know that Wilder has quick knockout power. He doesn’t have to be perfect for 12 rounds, he has to be perfect for 12 seconds. Good point. We also talked shop about the pros and cons of each fighter leading into the rematch. Can Fury press Wilder more in the second fight? Can Wilder hit Fury harder the second time around? Will this fight be as aggressive as the first? Stephenson and I answer all the questions surrounding the rematch.
In the last segment, we break down the fighters’ resumes. Who have they beaten since? Both of them have KO wins and dominant performances. Was one more battle tested than the other ahead of this bout? Fury made quick work of Tom Schwarz. But Wilder made equally quick work of Dominic Breazeale. And finally we give our predictions for the fight. Stephenson and I differ on this question. He sees one fighter winning and I have the other. Who do you think wins? Who is going to be right? Listen to the full discussion here ahead of Wilder-Fury Pt. 2.