If you read my 'Weekend Sports Primer', you may not have been aware that there was a Heavyweight Boxing Match Saturday night. Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder had a rematch after fighting to a draw last time out. Both were undefeated going in and they were fighting for Wilder's WBC belt…Wilder's corner threw in the towel after he was knocked down twice, so now Fury is the WBC Heavyweight Champion and the Lineal Heavyweight Champion. (Lineal meaning, he beat the man, who beat the man) It now sets up a Heavyweight Unification fight against Anthony Joshua who holds the WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO Heavyweight Belts.
There's an old saying, 'as goes the heavyweight division, goes boxing' and for the last 20 years, the heavyweight division has been a mess. But now, that's changed. There is genuine talent throughout the division and we are set for what will be billed as the biggest Heavyweight Title Fight since Lennox Lewis v Mike Tyson at some point later this year, hopefully.
We've watched as UFC has filled the void that boxing left, can boxing, with all it's different sanctioning organizations get back to competing with UFC's biggest PPV's? It will be interesting to see, additionally, could we ever see a crossover fight between a Heavyweight Champ and his UFC counterpart?
All I know for sure is, it's time for you to start paying attention to boxing's Heavyweight Division, because it looks like the sleeping giant has finally awakened and that's awesome news for all fight fans!