There are a pair of matches looking to have a third match but the question are they necessary? When WBC World Heavyweight champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder lost his title to top contender Tyson “The Gypsy King” Fury taking a brutal beating. Like the first Wilder-Fury match Middleweight World champion Gennadiy “GGG” Golovkin had to settle for a draw.
First, let’s look at the most recent match-up when top contender the UK’s Tyson “The Gypsy King” Fury destroyed WBC World Heavyweight champion in a bloody mess. Storming into the dressing room of Wilder prior to the event that night Fury screamed pointing the Wilder “I’m going to F…..ing knock you out and drink your blood” per a former boxer who was there to report this to this writer. He felt the fight was over at that point by the look on Wilder’s shocked face.
As predicted Fury backed up Wilder from the opening bell to the stoppage in the seventh round having punctured the left ear drum of Wilder earlier in the fight causing a loss of much blood. At one point true to his prediction Fury licked the blood from Wilders left shoulder while in a clinch!
At the stoppage Wilder complained but to no avail. His head trainer former Olympic and world champion Mark Breland waved it off causing the referee to stop the onslaught so his fighter could live to fight another day. Wilder was a totally beaten man suffering his first career loss. With a new trainer and a new fight plan Fury clearly won each round from the second on. The first being close.
The plan was to stay as close to the 6’7″ Wilder as the 6’9″ Fury could not to give the defestating puncher room to punch. The former champion had 30 days in his contract to demand a third match. Though the date has not been set it looks like a rematch is going to happen.
In their first fight Fury came off the canvas twice but looked to be the winner. The officials were split in declaring the match a draw. In all fairness the victory should have gone to Fury but a rematch was warranted one way or another. Being Fury was not given the deserved win in the first fight and the beating he gave Wilder in the rematch this writer feels there is no reason for a third match.
The match the fans deserve is a Anthony “AJ” Joshua and Fury fight possible in their homeland the UK like at Wembley Stadium where they could draw eighty plus thousand fans! Joshua holds the WBA, WBO and IBF titles and with Fury’s WBC title on the line a champion holding all four titles though rare today it could be accompished, bar a draw! Joshua has a title defense scheduled in June at this time and must first get by that one.
Now lets take a look at a third match between now IBF Middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin and WBA, WBC and WBO champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez. Both are under the DAZN (zone) banner so it was easy for this third match to go ahead waiting for a date. Like Fury, Golovkin was an even more clear winner in his first encounter with Alvarez. His punching power had Alvarez on the run the last seven rounds after five close rounds.
With one judge calling it 118-110 for Alvarez she should have been suspended for a period of time until she saw her optometrist. A second fight was not warranted except for being called a draw in their first encounter. In the rematch unfortunately over money Golovkin lost his trainer. The new trainer turned the hard hitting Golovkin’s boxer-puncher style into a boxer. It cost Golovkins his title in a fight that could have gone either way or even a draw though Alvarez was again awarded a decision that he may not have earned.
In Las Vegas except for his lopsided loss to then world champion Floyd “Money” Mayweather Alvarez seems unbeatable no matter where the judges are from. It is doubtful the management of Alvarez would take say a match at New York’s Barclay Center or any other state. The Golovkin management may have no choice but to return to Las Vegas.