Wilder vs Fury

Wilder vs Fury : Saturday night in Los Angeles, one of the biggest heavyweight showdowns in recent memory will take place. Inside the Staples Center, WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder will defend his title against former lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury.

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Wilder (40-0, 39 KOs) is coming off a victory this past March over Luis Ortiz in which he had his loyal fanbase a bit worried. Needing an incredible rally late, Wilder retained his title with a 10th-round TKO win over the challenger Ortiz. While it wasn’t nearly as convincing as most of the other KO wins in his career, a win is a win and that was professional victory No. 40 with no losses. Wilder has emerged as a great heavyweight champion, and he continues to prove that.

Los Angeles World Boxing Council (WBC) heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder has recorded the lightest weight of his professional career after weighing in for his title defence against Britain’s Tyson Fury on Saturday.

The 33-year-old American tipped the scales at 96 kgs before he meets Fury over 14 rounds at the Los Angeles Staples Centre.

Fury, the 30-year-old former champion who is fighting in only his second championship contest, weighed in 20 kgs heavier than the champion.

The Briton has been inactive for more than two-and-a-half years, during which time he has contemplated suicide and admitted to taking cocaine Wilder is unbeaten in 40 fights with 39 knockouts while Fury has not lost in 27 professional contests.

Lennox Lewis, Evander Holyfield, Riddick Bowe, Michael Spinks, James ‘Buster’ Douglas, Earnie Shavers and George Cooney collectively make the American the significant favourite.

While Lewis and Spinks struggled to separate them, the others — only the respected Cooney did not win a world heavyweight title — all confidently predicted a convincing victory for their compatriot, demonstrating the size of the task that Fury, 30, will need to overcome.