The UK’s Tyson Fury is no doubt enjoying some well deserved time off this week with his loved ones following a sensational performance last weekend in Las Vegas.
A 7th round stoppage at the MGM Grand over Deontay Wilder that saw Fury add the WBC heavyweight title to his lineal champion status.
Now, it looks like a third fight with Wilder will be in play by the summer time despite efforts from Anthony Joshua’s handlers to make a unification fight.
The common sentiment that is currently prevailing appears to suggest that Joshua will instead have to come through Bulgaria’s Kubrat Pulev next up before any proposed super fight for all the belts can happen.
As for now though, it’s rightfully Fury’s time in the sunshine.
God knows he earned it.
Brightness that didn’t once always look like it would ensue following a period of prolonged darkness for the champion.
But in true fighter fashion he came back stronger.
Switching the gears for a second, lets go back a little bit in his pro career.
For those who remember early on his pro career he was given the fright of his life by one Steve Cunningham:
Some punch in fairness.
A fight that Fury was hampered in going into at the time without his uncle and then trainer not with him in the States.
But, a bout he would ultimately go on to comeback in and do this to close the show:
As for Cunningham, an accomplished cruiserweight in his time, the American has been dropping some interesting truth bombs out of nowhere on social media lately.
Although once jokingly referred to as a USS battle ship by Fury — the mutual respect that is there between the two to this day is evident.
Cunningham is winning a lot of plaudits for this take on his old rival:
As for the Wilder vs Fury 2 pay per view numbers last weekend, an official count is expected to be released next week somewhere in the region of 1-1.1. million buys in the US alone.
Regarding the other territories and revenue streams around the world outside of the above, by all accounts the event also did great.
Big time heavyweight boxing is without doubt back.