Wilder's Loss a Big Blow to Boxing in U.S.

The Morning Show w/ John & Hugh
February 24, 2020 - 7:24 am

One of the biggest boxing events in a decade took place on Saturday night in Las Vegas. It featured a rematch between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder after the first fight ended in a draw.

Deontay Wilder has been on the precipice of stardom as the US's next great heavyweight champ. He's a knockout artist with numbers we haven't seen since young Mike Tyson.

However the fight Saturday didn't go as planned for Wilder and now he's got to regroup and re-evaluate his next steps as a fighter and as a draw.

John Fricke and Hugh Douglas chat about the fight and how big a setback it is for boxing in the United States.

"This was going to be Deontay Wilder's star making turn," says Fricke. "Knocking out Fury with that big right hand and become a superstar and it went 180 degrees in the other direction"

"He is still, even though he got beat, a fan favorite and a draw. I think people will come out to see him redeem himself," says Hugh Douglas. "Deontay Wilder has the caché, he can come back and fight, he should come back and fight."