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Deontay Wilder Vs. Tyson Fury is a bigger fight than Anthony Joshua Vs. Alexander Povetkin
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Today, Anthony Joshua is probably the biggest name in professional boxing, but his upcoming fight fades in comparison to the Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder fight, which is now officially due in English German: www.mjfriendship.de/de/index.php?op…39&Itemid=32 Tyson Fury, left, and WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder after Tyson Fury defeated Francesco Pianeta at Windsor Park in Belfast. (Photo by Ramsey Cardy / Sportfile via Getty Images)
As expected, on Saturday night in Belfast, Ireland, Tyson Fury did a light work by Francisco Pianeta, who received a slightly unanimous decision over his cocky and agonizingly slow opponent. The highly anticipated face-off and verbal Sparring between Fury and WBC Heavyweight Champion Wilder On Friday, the two giant heavyweights had met in a screaming match as their paths crossed at the last press conference for a Saturday event.
The two men fired more for their fight in an hour than Joshua and his next opponent Alexander Povetkin since her fight was officially announced more than a month ago. Once Fury was sent by Pianeta, the official announcement was made.
To be honest, the weak link in this four-fighter chain is Povetkin. Compared to Joshua, Wilder and Fury, he has a lot against him.
LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 18: Alexander Povetkin looks on during a press conference with Anthony Joshua before her fight at Wembley Stadium on July 18, 2018, in London, England. (Photo by Bryn Lennon / Getty Images)
He turns 39 when he joins Joshua on September 22 at Wembley Stadium. He is six years older than the next man in the discussion. From a sad point of view, he is a distant fourth when comparing fighters, and although he only has a loss as a pro, Povetkin is the only one of the four who has a defeat on his plate.
Last but perhaps most importantly, Povetkin had a history of failed drug testing for the use of performance-enhancing drugs. In fact, Povetkin was scheduled to challenge Wilder for his WBC title in May 2016, but a failed drug test forced a cancellation. Povetkin failed again in 2017 in a test with Bermane Stiverne
promoter Eddie Hearn (center) with Anthony Joshua and Alexander Povetkin during a press conference at Wembley Stadium. (Photo by John Walton / PA Images via Getty Images)
While Povetkin suggested that his failed tests could be the work of saboteurs, his name is currently spotty.
Because Wilder unsuccessfully chased a fight with Joshua It makes the latter's fight with Povetkin less exciting. Do not get me wrong, the atmosphere will be fantastic in London. Joshua is without question the biggest global tie in the sport.
He could sell out a football stadium that fights almost anyone, and it's not that Povetkin is not a capable fighter. He has good footwork and deceptively fast hands. Everything can happen – especially in the heavyweight division. However, this match on paper looks weak compared to Wilder-Fury.
The latter is a battle between two mammoth heavyweights, each with an undefeated record and a predilection for polarizing statements during construction. Fury is the division's best performer and one of the best in sports. His rise from a defunct defending champion to a man on the verge of another World Cup is an important story in itself. The appeal grows when compared to a flawed, but destructive, athletic and long-suffering champion like Wilder.
The ingredients are there for something special.
In the United States, it is beyond question which fight attracts the most attention. The American heavyweight champion defends his title in Las Vegas is a scene for a pay-per-view broadcast. Those types of events are fewer and longer between these days.
Maybe Wilder and Fury will cause an uneventful fight when they actually meet in the ring, but the hype should be entertaining. If Belfast was listening to the fan response when Fury and Wilder talked in the ring on Saturday night, then the interest over the pond seems pretty high there as well.
This is the kind of heavyweight match fans are asking for, but it's a shame that the top name in the division will not be involved.
Anthony Joshua is arguably the biggest name in professional boxing today, but his upcoming fight fades in comparison to the Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder Fight, which is now officially on showtime PPV in October or November 19659021 Belfast, United Kingdom August 18, 2018 Tyson Fury, left, and WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder following Tyson Fury defeated Francesco Pianeta at Windsor Park in Belfast. (Photo by Ramsey Cardy / Sportsfile via Getty Images)