Who won Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 1?

Let's go back in time and recap what happened when heavyweight monsters Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder met each other for the first time. Read to know who won Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 1

who won tyson fury vs deontay wilder 1
Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder first fight

Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder are about to face each other on October 9th. Ahead of the trilogy let’s take a look at who won Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 1.

The first time Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder faced each other was in the year 2018. The two heavyweight giants agreed to meet each other inside the boxing ring at the end of that year. This fight was built up beautifully and the fighter’s personas and personal animosity added to the hype of the fight. Fury vs Wilder I was announced on September 27th and the fight took place on December 1 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Three different press conferences in three different cities, everything was perfect leading up to the fight.

How did Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 1 go down?

Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder I
Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder I

Fury was coming back from a long haul off and most of the fans in the boxing world reckoned that they had seen the end of Tyson. Overcoming a lot of personal problems including depression, suicidal thoughts, and many more, The Gypsy King finally made it to the fight. Deontay had one thing that Fury didn’t have. No, it was not the monstrous power, it was the WBC belt. Wilder was in no position to give that up so easily so Fury had to come prepared.

This fight had everything the fight fans could ask for. The Gypsy King did not want to engage in too much action the very first round so he and Fury were dapping each other and warmed up real well. Wilder as usual went for his big swings but Fury showed he was different from his other opponents, swift movements and slide saw Tyson slipping most of Deontay’s swings.

Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 1
Fury daunting his opponent

Round 4 to Round 7 was all Fury’s as he put up a show with his clinical striking and working the body of Wilder. Fury was so good that he even managed to bloody the nose of The Bronze Bomber. Fury also showcased his southpaw stance and led some great attacks and even countered Wilder’s big punches.

After spending most of the time against the ropes, Wilder came out stronger in the 8th round and both the fighters displayed some great back and forth. Round 9 saw the fighter from the USA drop the Gypsy king which put Fury on the back foot for a while. Deontay did not back up and spent most of his energy into knocking out Fury.

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Drama in the 12th round!!

Wilder was clearly fatigued in the 10th round and there was no way he was going to showcase the same energy this round. Fury capitalizing on that landed some amazing strikes including two big right-hands. Tyson went on to dominate the 11th round too as he out-landed Wilder and even slip most of the effective strikes from Wilder.

The 12th round was literally like a script of an enthralling movie. From the live crowd, the commentators, the fans watching worldwide everyone were on the edge of their seats after this amazing performance. Wilder used a deadly right-left combo and dropped the Gypsy King for good. Wilder walked off thinking he had won. He wasn’t the only person there who believed the fight was over, but the Gypsy King got up like a zombie and continued his fight and even threw some right hands which saw Wilder fatigued. The fight ended in a split-decision draw in which the parties on both sides disagree.

Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder III takes place in the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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