The Biggest Boxing Event Of The Year Comes Live From Los Angeles This Weekend

Boxing Sports News Saturday night sees the biggest heavyweight boxing bout in the United States since Lennox Lewis defeated Mike Tyson in Memphis, Tennessee 2002. This Saturday it’s another...

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Saturday night sees the biggest heavyweight boxing bout in the United States since Lennox Lewis defeated Mike Tyson in Memphis, Tennessee 2002.

This Saturday it’s another Tyson taking center stage, but at a base level, comparisons can be drawn with that evening as Fury aims to defuse Deontay Wilder’s Bomb Squad.

On that famous night in Memphis, Lennox Lewis – the specialist pugilist – was expected to outbox and outpoint the technically limited but devastatingly powerful ‘Iron Mike’, whose only chance of victory was deemed to be via knockout. For Wilder-Fury, the same logic applies – only the underdog status is with the boxer, not the puncher.

Fury’s lengthy layoff makes Wilder an understandable favourite.

The old boxing adage of ‘a good boxer always beats a good puncher’ would apply perfectly to this fight…if the good boxer hadn’t recently returned from a two-year layoff, during which he added 63 kg.

Fury says that no matter the outcome, he won’t be keeping the huge sum of money he will earn for himself, his kids, or his pregnant wife. Instead, he says he will be building houses and donating the whole lot to the poor.

He said: “I’m going to give it to the poor and I’m going to build homes for the homeless.

“I don’t really have much use for it, I’m not interested in becoming a millionaire or a billionaire. I’m a boxer not a businessman.”

A very nice touch by the often unpredictable British heavyweight.

It is sure to be an exciting night of boxing, where one of their unbeaten records has to go.

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