TV Smack talk shared - @smacktalkofficial
23 Feb 2020, 23 comments, 65 like.
Yes...that really happened. That fight did not go as I planned. Thank God I don't bet. The clip you see is in the 6th round. It was one of the craziest things I've seen in boxing since Tyson bit an ear. Fury was in beast mode and I guess you do whatever you need to do. Fury gave Wilder his first loss after dropping him twice and then Wilder's corner throwing in the towel mid-way during the 7th round. It was clear that Wilder was not himself....but a loss is a loss. I think the stoppage of Wilder's corner was a good one. Knowing what we know about traumatic brain injury and the way Wilder was eating those bombs; stopping it was a good way to insure that Wilder will fight again. In regards to an Anthony Joshua match up, I didn't expect the winner of this bout to fight Joshua anyway. They will run this back again. The contract for last nights fight called for a 50-50 split of the purse. Each fighter was guaranteed $25 M plus a part of the pay per view receipts. And...as you would guess, a rematch clause that gives Wilder 30 days to commit to a 3rd fight. However, with Fury being the winner, the 3rd fight would be 60-40 purse split in Fury's favor. Fury was also pretty sure they would fight again, even suggesting it be done in the new NFL stadium being built in Vegas. Post fight Fury said..... “The spoils of war have just happened. I need to enjoy this victory and Deontay will need time to recover from the fight, but I’m almost sure that he will take a rematch because he’s a dynamite puncher. At any time he can take somebody out. With that danger, then you’re always in a fight. I’m pretty sure we’ll run it back again if he wants to. But if he doesn’t want to, these are my promoters and whatever they want to do, I’m happy with. Whoever’s next will get the same treatment, that’s for sure.” Wilder, went directly to the hospital so he avoided a post-fight press conference. I can't wait to hear what he has to say. He will definitely be taking the rematch....but i wouldn't be willing to bet on it. lol _________________________