Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder descended upon the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada just last night (Sat., Oct. 9, 2021) for their highly anticipated trilogy bout for the WBC and The Ring heavyweight championship titles. The first fight was a draw, the second saw Fury win via TKO in the seventh round. How would the third fight go?
As it turns out, much like the second one.
After a back-and-forth slugfest, one that saw both fighters score knockdowns in the early rounds, Fury turned it on late and had Wilder on wobbly legs for what felt like forever. Finally, in round 11, Fury landed a clean right hook that sent the challenger crashing to the mat. He wouldn’t get back up this time.
What’s all this got to do with us?
Well, beyond Fury, who has dabbled in WWE and continues to angle for matches against the likes of Drew McIntyre, WWE Champion Big E was all over the broadcast. Before the fight took place, he was the one who introduced both:
He was also shown in the crowd during the fight. All this just hours after he was in Iowa City firing up Hawkeye fans during the FOX pre-game show before Iowa’s big game against rival Penn State.
Fury won, Iowa won, and, all told, I think Big E is winning too. He did one hell of a fine job representing WWE as its champion all over television in major sporting events.
More of this, please.