A year ago Tyson Fury’s weight had ballooned to nearly 29 stone after his licence to box had been withdrawn and he had vacated his three world heavyweight titles. Twelve months later and he is poised to complete a remarkable return to the top and set up a mouthwatering clash with the sport’s superstar, Anthony Joshua. Fury has not faced a proper test since producing the best performance of his career to beat Wladimir Klitschko in Germany in 2015, but he has looked surprisingly sharp against two vastly inferior opponents in his two comeback fights this year and, being only 30, should still have plenty of rounds left in the tank. With Fury’s training camps going well, he looks in far better shape both physically and mentally than many were expecting and, while few fighters polarise public opinion in the same way as the Irishman, his skills inside the ring should not be called into question. His opponent, Deontay Wilder, won the WBC title in 2015 to become the … [Read more...] about Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury latest odds: Best bets, tips and predictions
What is it? Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury, WBC American champion vs British lineal champion, in a world heavyweight clash. Both fighters go into the fight unbeaten in their combined 67 professional bouts. When is it? Saturday, December 1, 2018 (but Sunday December 2 in the UK). Where is it? Staples Center (Los Angeles). Despite the fight being announced in mid-August, it took until the end of September for confirmation of the host venue, with Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay Convention Centre the other possibility. Wilder has yet to feature at the Staples Center during his 40-fight career, while Fury’s only previous appearance across the pond came at Madison Square Garden, New York City, where he defeated American Steve Cunningham in 2013, lifting himself off the canvas in arguably his most exciting fight yet to record a seventh round KO. In addition to the NHL’s LA Kings, the 21,000-capacity multi-purpose arena is home to the NBA’s LA … [Read more...] about Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury: What time does the fight start, what TV channel is it on and what is our prediction?
Tyson Fury faces a stern test of his ability when he takes on WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder on December 1. The self-described ‘Gypsy King’ faces American Wilder at the Staples Center in Los Angeles in only Fury's third fight of his comeback. The 30-year-old has collected straight-forward wins over Sefer Seferi and Francesco Pianeta since taking time out of the ring after ending the nine-year heavyweight champion reign of Wladimir Klitzchko in November 2015. Fury will face Wilder, a man who has not been beaten in 40 fights in his own back yard. Fury, who is also unbeaten, has not fought across the Atlantic since 2013 when he defeated Steve Cunningham in the seventh round in New York. It is believed that Wilder stands to earn $14m (£10.94m) for the December 1 showdown while Fury is expected to pocket $10m (£7.82m). Britain's Anthony Joshua had been in talks to face Wilder in a multi-million-pound unification bout earlier this … [Read more...] about Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury prize money: How much of the fight purse will the winner get?
MAYBE Tyson Fury is one of those people who just wants to watch the world burn. If he rips the WBC heavyweight belt from Deontay Wilder on Saturday, it will be slung in a cupboard with the rest of his gold. The millions of pounds he will bank will apparently be handed out to the poor and homeless to stop it spoiling his children. All of it makes you wonder why he is putting himself through this again — the 10st weight loss, the nine weeks away from home, the loathed interviews, the boring diet. The answer, it seems, is to prove his doubters wrong, to upset the established order and create a little chaos. Fury, 30, roared: “Wilder’s made the biggest mistake of his life letting me talk him into this fight. “I told Frank Warren to tell them I was just coming back for the money but Deontay has no idea that all I want is to win this fight. “I have to win this. I would give everything. My life. All my money. Everything. “If this room we’re in was … [Read more...] about Tyson Fury says Deontay Wilder thinks he’s fighting some fat English idiot – but he doesn’t know what he’s got himself into
Nicholas McGee Updated at 1:06 p.m. ET Updated at 1:06 p.m. ET Tyson Fury has claimed he was strip-searched while attempting to enter the United States and that his struggles to obtain a visa almost led to the cancellation of his Dec. 1 fight with Deontay Wilder. Former world heavyweight champion Fury will attempt to win the only belt he has not held when he challenges Wilder for the WBC strap Saturday in Los Angeles. However, Fury alleges issues with his travel documents put the blockbuster bout in jeopardy, with it taking two and a half years for him to be granted a U.S. visa. "We started this in February 2016. There were meetings, lots and lots of meetings, at the US embassy," Fury said, as reported by British media outlets. "We got through it. But then when I arrived in America they [the immigration officers] took me away to a back room. Asked a lot of questions and I was … [Read more...] about Tyson Fury: I was strip-searched trying to enter U.S.