Things have settled down a bit since earlier on’s weigh in but make no mistake, as carnival and cringe worthy as it might have been to some people, the Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury fight just got bigger.
Boxing like UFC in many ways has seized the whole WWE wresting promotional vehicle in recent years ever since both sports’ particular combatants realized that if they do crazy things, say crazy things and act crazy in some way, their fights get bigger.
Thus, they get paid more, makes sense from their perspective really.
Purists of both sports obviously detest this kind of activity of course and rather enjoy the action in the ring, which at the end of the day, is what really counts.
But purists don’t make up the majority of people who tune into the big fights of either sport, unfortunately.
Boxing needs big fights like this in order to grow, like it has over the last three years since the disappointment that was Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao.
Now it’s the turn of the heavyweights and two of the three leading the way, Wilder and Fury, did their part to extend boxing to outside those who usually watch it today.
As staged as it was.
Fury has taken his time to respond to what happened – here’s what he said a short time ago (hat tip Fight Hype YouTube):