23
Sep
2020

The Freak of the Week, The One with all the Glory: Tyson Fury resuscitates the top division

Phil Jay 29/11/2015

Tyson Fury shook up the boxing world on Saturday night to bring new life to the sport in the ilk of the great Muhammad Ali.

The 26 year-old is a charismatic young champion that isn’t afraid to speak his mind, much the same as a talented Olympic champion from Louisville, Kentucky was way back in the 1960’s.

Fans haven’t seen anyone in the mould of Fury ruling the top division before, someone who raps ‘The Freak of the Week’ just minutes before his ring walk and serenades his opponent by singing ‘The Wind Beneath My Wings’ during the media workout.

Lyrics in the latter song like, ‘You were the one with all the glory’ have definitely rung true for Fury who is breath of fresh air and just needs to curb some of his controversial comments in order to fully take advantage of his new-found position.

As a four-belt world champion, Fury holds worldwide fame and has the opportunity to capitalize on a financial windfall that comes with being the most recognised fighter on the planet. As Floyd Mayweather has now departed the scene, Fury can build on an instant place in the WBN Pound for Pound Top 20 should he decide to face the best around in his upcoming defences.

Trainer and uncle Peter Fury told WBN recently that Tyson would not shirk any mandatory challengers, although most die-hard purists would want Fury to spurn all else and meet WBC title holder Deontay Wilder first up in mid-2016.

Fury v Wilder, then potentially compatriots Anthony Joshua or David Haye are the fights the public will demand, and after dispatching of Klitschko in such fine style – there isn’t anyone the new ruler should fear moving forward.

A rematch clause insisted upon by Klitschko may now fall by the wayside as retirement looms.