LAS VEGAS – UFC president Dana White has been reasonably vital of the state of boxing, however Saturday’s heavyweight trilogy bout might need modified his thoughts.
Tyson Fury retained his WBC and The Ring heavyweight titles when he knocked out Deontay Wilder in Spherical 11 in a back-and-forth combat that had some calling it the best heavyweight bout of all time. White additionally had nothing however reward for Fury and Wilder’s thrilling battle.
“I assumed it was superior,” White informed reporters, together with MMA Junkie, on Tuesday on the UFC Apex. “Going into it, my thought course of was, ‘For what? Why?’ (Joshua) simply acquired beat, and why try this? you already know why? As a result of boxing wanted that combat. It was an unimaginable heavyweight combat. I assumed each guys fought their asses off and for Fury to come back in 277 kilos and combat the best way that he fought, get knocked down, get again up, hold preventing – it’s simply precisely what boxing wanted, so (I’m) glad it occurred. Congratulations to each of them, all people concerned and the game of boxing.”
White, who dabbled with the thought of Zuffa Boxing, appeared eager on making his mark within the boxing world by fixing the “damaged mannequin” and pitting one of the best in opposition to one of the best. However the UFC boss is but to comply with by means of, having put a halt to his plans in late 2020.