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Wilder’ s defeats to Fury were the only two losses in his career – with an outstanding 42-2-1 record with 41 knockouts. He took Fury all the way in his bouts, knocking him down four times and coming so close to knocking the Gypsy King out. And although he’s still at the top of his level, Wilder admitted that he had strongly been considering retirement.

Wilder’ s defeats to Fury were the only two losses in his career – with an outstanding 42-2-1 record with 41 knockouts. He took Fury all the way in his bouts, knocking him down four times and coming so close to knocking the Gypsy King out. And although he’s still at the top of his level, Wilder admitted that he had strongly been considering retirement.

A clash between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua has long been framed as a potential blockbuster and the biggest bout in this generation of British boxing. Undefeated Fury (32-0-1) has dominated almost all the major competition in the heavyweight division, while ‘AJ’ (24-2) was a seemingly invincible force until he lost to Andy Ruiz in 2019.

Fury has been ordered to defend his WBC heavyweight title against interim champion and mandatory challenger Whyte, and it was recently revealed by the governing body that the “Gypsy King” is set to receive 80 per cent of the total purse for the bout.

The two heavyweights went toe-to-toe in an incredible bout in Las Vegas as Fury survived two knockdowns in the fourth round to finally KO his American opponent with a brutal series of punches in the 11th round.

The undefeated Fury (30-0-1), who battled Wilder (42-1-1) to a draw in 2018 before taking the belt from the American 20 months ago, was the aggressor in Wednesday’s news conference, repeatedly berating the former champion.

Joshua and Fury, who between them own all four heavyweight titles, were set for the first of two blockbuster fights on August 14 before a US judge this week ordered that Fury must fight American challenger Deontay Wilder before September 15.