A potential heavyweight unification fight between American Deontay Wilder and the UK’s Tyson Fury could have seen it’s first bit of pre-fight promotion last night.
Deontay Wilder defended his WBC heavyweight title after a very tough challenge last night, with a brutal 9th round KO finish over Polish challenger Artur Szpilka at the Barclay’s Center – improving his undefeated record to 36-0 (35KO).
Szpilka proved to be a worthy challenger and it looked as though at one point as if he was on course to upsetting the WBC champion via a points decision, only for one single right hand to end those plans (video via Showtime Sports):
After the knockout another confrontation loomed in the ring post-fight, when WBO, WBA and IBO champion Tyson Fury stormed the ring to call out Wilder, where heated words were exchanged on live television between the two (video via Showtime Sports):
A unification heavyweight title fight between the two would likely have to take place in late 2016, with Fury scheduled next to rematch former champion Wladimir Klitschko and Deontay Wilder obligated to face his mandatory challenger Alexander Povetkin.
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