Tyson Fury is believed to be the biggest heavyweight of his era after putting up a stunning display to beat Donte Wilder in Saturday’s boxing classic.
The 33-year-old unbeaten Englishman recovered two knockouts against a hard-hitting Wilder before knocking out the American in the 11th round to retain his WBC crown.
“I know I’m the greatest heavyweight of my time, undoubtedly number one,” Fury said after an epic battle at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
“I’ve fought the most devastating puncture in the history of my game, not once, not twice, but three times.”
At 6 feet 9 inches tall and weighing 277 pounds, Fury is undoubtedly one of the greatest heavyweight champions ever.
Heavyweight division icons like Mohammad Ali or Joe Frazier will provide great advantages in height and weight with the champion of the rule in any ideological match.
Anger was initially reluctant to rank its chances against the greats of the past on Saturday.
“I don’t like to fight the fighters of the past because it’s imaginary, not real,” he said. “I can only beat the best of my day. And I’ve done it. I’m the best fighter of my time.”
However, he was later unable to resist the comparable great heavyweights who won the division.
“A lot of them, a lot of them have been great champions,” he said.
“Without looking too smart, I put myself on top of the pile. I’m sure I can beat any man in history, any man.”
Meanwhile, Saturday’s thriller left many on the ringside to think of a better heavyweight bout in boxing history.
“Listen, I’ve been promoting fights in this business for 57 years and I have to honestly say I’ve never seen a bigger heavyweight fight than this,” said Bob Irm, American promoter of Fury. Promoted Muhammad Ali’s 27 battles. The classic “Trela in Manila” against Fraser.
Frank Warren, a veteran English promoter in February, said Saturday’s bout was “boxing history.”
“This is the best heavyweight fight I’ve ever seen,” Warren said. “It was just amazing. Two fighters and just so emotional. Tyson is the most prominent heavyweight of his generation.
I see this box better.
Rosh, who now intends to take a break from the game before considering a possible alliance battle with WBA, IBF and WBO champion Alexander Youssef, or British rival Anthony Joshua, insisted that Wilder Never felt threatened.
“He caught me twice. But I never thought, ‘Oh, it’s over.’ “I thought, ‘Well, good shot – but I’ll get you back in a minute, and I did.’
“It shook me and it knocked me down, but it’s boxing.