“Just what exactly Boxing needed,” Dana White is all praise for Tyson Fury- Deontay Wilder trilogy


“Just what exactly Boxing needed,” Dana White is all praise for Tyson Fury- Deontay Wilder trilogy

Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury

Many people have seen the trilogy between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder as the resurrection of boxing. So does UFC President Dana White. As someone who has always been critical of the state of boxing, White seemed to change his mind about the historic fight. Perhaps, we all may see boxing’s heavyweight division back into the light.

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White made his statement on the trilogy at the post-event interview Dana White Contender Series 43. Last Saturday, Tyson Fury retained his WBC and The Ring heavyweight titles when he won against arch-rival Deontay Wilder with 11th Round TKO. The fight went an outstanding, exceptional war of fists with a total of 5 knockdowns combined delivered by both the heavyweight stars.

What Dana White had to say on Wilder-Fury III

Dana White
Dana White

“I thought it was awesome,” White told reporters at the UFC Apex. “Going into it, my thought process was, ‘For what? Why?’ (Joshua) just got beat, and why do that? Do you know why? Because boxing needed that fight. It was an incredible heavyweight fight. I thought both guys fought their asses off and for Fury to come in 277 pounds and fight the way that he fought, get knocked down, get back up, keep fighting – it’s just exactly what boxing needed, so (I’m) glad it happened. Congratulations to both of them, everybody involved and the sport of boxing.”

White himself was approaching the idea to launch Zuffa Boxing under Zuffa, LLC banner, but halted his plans in December of last year, sighting discouragement seeing how broken the sport of boxing was. White told TSN, “Never did I say that I was doing anything, but I’ve been looking and kicking the tires of boxing for the last couple of years,” White said. “The reason you’ve never seen me do anything is that that’s how screwed up and broken it is. That’s what a mess it is. Yeah, I’m not doing anything anytime soon.”

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