On Saturday, February 22, the sporting world finally watched two of the best heavyweight boxers battle it out in a rematch. Tyson “Gypsy King” Fury competed against Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder in an exciting bout that ended with the Gypsy King as the victor.
Their first match last all twelve rounds, and it was declared a draw. That wasn’t the case this time around. Fury dominated the fight, knocking The Bronze Bomber down multiple times and winning the fight by TKO after Wilder’s corner through in the towel during the seventh round.
With the match between the two boxing titans so highly anticipated, many fighters watched the event. They also took to Twitter to share their thoughts on the bout.
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Boxers and Fighters React to Tyson Fury’s Stunning Victory Over The Bronze Bomber
Mike Tyson is seen celebrating after Fury stops Wilder.
Mike Tyson also tweeted, “Dominant performance champ [Tyson Fury].”
Boxing legend Lennox Lewis tweeted, “Congrats to [Tyson Fury] on a huge win and bossing his way to the WBC & Ring Heavyweight straps. Once again you showed up big. [Deontay Wilder] keep your head up and learn from this.”
Lennox also tweeted, “The best fighters solve puzzles. Tonight [Tyson Fury] solved the puzzle that was Wilder by making him fight going backwards where he’s not as explosive. Big Manned him.”
Current Bellator Women’s Featherweight Champion Cris Cyborg tweeted, “Keep your head up [Deontay Wilder].”
Current UFC Heavyweight Champion Stipe Miocic tweeted, “Congrats [Tyson Fury]. I’d love to sin Sweet Caroline in the ring. Let’s do this.
Boxing prodigy Ryan Garcia tweeted, “I don’t give a care! FURY ACHIEVEED GREATNESS TODAY and i picked him to lose!!! That’s just props right there… he fought the perfect fight all love [Tyson Fury].”
Olympic gold medalist boxer and multiple promotional champion Claressa Shields tweeted, “Damn congrats [Tyson Fury]! and [Deontay Wilder] you still the champ! and a hell of a fighter.”
Top-ranked UFC heavyweight Francis Ngannou’s tweet reads, “Let’s make it happen, [Ngannou vs. Fury].
Former interim UFC Lightweight Champion Dustin Poirier tweeted, “Fury beats [Anthony Joshua] too don’t [tag] me.”
Tyson Fury Is Still an Undefeated Boxer, While Wilder Receives His First Loss
The Gypsy King entered the boxing ring on February 22 as an undefeated fighter, and he left with his “0” in tact. Fury dominated The Bronze Bomber for most of the match, landing relentless punches and knocking him down multiple times. With the victory over Wilder, the Gypsy King’s overall professional record has improved to 30-0-1.
Deontay Wilder suffered his first ever pro boxing defeat to the hands of Fury. With the loss, The Bronze Bomber’s record has fallen to 42-1-1. A trilogy fight between the two men may happen down the line, but presumably Wilder will have earn his way back to that shot.
For Fury, a match with Anthony Joshua is what fans around the world are clamoring for.