Boxing Bites: Wilder v Fury compared to Lewis v Tyson / Montiel eyes farewell fight

Ringside 22/08/2018
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Chris Roberts

Unbeaten former heavyweight champion Tyson Fury will challenge undefeated WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder in Las Vegas in November, after a 10-round victory over Francesco Pianeta at Windsor Park in Belfast.

Fury looked good in his second fight after almost three years of inactivity. Frank Warren, who promotes Fury, sees the fight with Wilder as the biggest heavyweight clash since Lennox Lewis traveled to the United States in 2002 to fight Mike Tyson, in one of the most lucrative boxing events in history.

“It’s the best heavyweight match in a long time. I’d say the Klitschko against Joshua was a really good fight to watch, but Klitschko had already been defeated by Fury,” Warren said.

“These two guys are undefeated. You have World Boxing Council champion Deontay Wilder and on the other side the former champion. This fight is at the level of Lewis against Tyson.”

Former three divisions Champion Fernando Montiel, seeks a farewell fight at the end of 2018, as a way of thanking Boxing and his loyal fans.

“Kochulito” told ESTO: “I want another fight. If I do this, it would be at the end of the year and it would be a farewell match. I would like to do that fight in Sinaloa. Los Mochis would be absolutely wonderful. Also in Cd. Obreg√≥n, as the people there always received me very well. They adopted me as a son when I fought several times over there.

“I will be very happy to say goodbye to the fans for all the wonderful support they’ve given me,” smiled the former flyweight, super flyweight and bantamweight champion.