“I am the best heavyweight fighter in my era” – Tyson Fury speaks about his legacy following KO win over Deontay Wilder

Tyson Fury knocked Deontay Wilder out in the eleventh round to seal the deal in their rivalry.

Tyson Fury
Tyson Fury

Tyson Fury was just too good for Deontay Wilder in the trilogy fight that just concluded on the 9th of October. Although Wilder looked like he might end Fury at one point, he just couldn’t compete with ‘The Gypsy King’ past eight rounds. Fury ended up winning the fight via. KO in the eleventh round.

With that win, Tyson Fury maintained his unbeaten record with 31 wins to his name. The only night he was winless was during his first fight with Deontay Wilder which ended in a draw. No more Fury vs Wilder as well, as the Brit emerged as the clear winner in the trilogy – 2 wins, 0 losses and 1 draw.

Following the fight, during an interaction with Fox Sports, Fury was asked about his place among the best in the history of the sport. A humble Fury stated that he wouldn’t want to compare himself with the “boxers from the past” since it would be disrespectful to them, but instead claimed that he “is the best heavyweight fighter” in his era.

“I have fought all the boxers of my era” – Tyson Fury

Tyson Fury told Fox Sports: “I have fought all the boxers of my era. I don’t like to compete with boxers from the past because that’s fantasy. I don’t want to disrespect the former champions. I am the best heavyweight fighter in my era.”

Fury just has one more mission, grab all the heavyweight belts available and become the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world. To do so, he will have to get past Oleksandr Usyk of Ukraine, who has the remaining belts – unified WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight belts.

Usyk had grabbed hold of the same, after beating Anthony Joshua in September 2021 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Now that a rematch between Usyk and Joshua is on the cards, Fury might have to wait for the winner of the rematch. His possible opponents are Usyk or Joshua.

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