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One might be quick to forgive the boxing fans and critics among us who witnessed Tyson Fury improbably
rise from the canvas in Round 12 of his pay-per-view title bout against Deontay Wilder last December and
were prisoners of the moment as to what it might mean.
Certainly, the general public — hard-core fans and casual drifters alike — were treated to a modern
heavyweight classic when Fury and Wilder, unbeaten champions with larger-than-life size and personality,
fought to a disputed draw. What may not end up being true, however, was that the fight triggered a
renaissance for the division in which the best would boldly seek to face each other while serving as a
rising tide for the health of the sport.
For those who entered 2019 assuming Wilder, Fury and fellow unbeaten Anthony Joshua were on a collision
course for one another, the subsequent hangover has been a painful one.