British boxer & former Lineal Heavyweight Champion of the World 🇬🇧Tyson “Gypsy King” Fury (27-0-1, 19KO) will fight for the second time on American soil at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, where he will combat against 🇩🇪Tom Schwarz (24-0-0, 16KO) of Germany, who is ranked #2 contender by the WBO Organization…
There tends to be a misconception at times that just because a fighter isn’t featured much in the limelight, or hasn’t defeated any recognizable names, that he isn’t warranted of his ranking, however when you factor in the global aspect of it when looking at Tom Schwarz, and put a scope to his record, you come to the realization that he has taken on good young opposition on their ascension up, despite them not being widely recognized in regions where only local, and marquee top of the division talent is exposed to their audience. Schwarz in his 24 fight professional career has beaten 6 undefeated boxers coming into their bouts, and has dreamt of getting a shot at a recognizable name, or major talent to test himself against, and Tyson Fury happens to fit both criteria that Schwarz has been looking for.
Fury’s last fight was of course against WBC Heavyweight World Champion 🇺🇸Deontay ‘Bronze Bomber’ Wilder, a fight that was ruled a draw on the scorecards. Many people felt that Fury had completed his redemption story surviving his pitfalls and should have gotten a decision, albeit Wilder put Fury down in the 9th round, and nearly sent him to a different dimension in the 12th. There was talk of an immediate rematch, though it didn’t materialize, and that’s where this match-up with Fury & Schwarz materialized. That spoken of re-match is still on the horizon, however Fury has to show up and show out on Saturday, for him to fully entertain the prospects of fighting another elite Heavyweight. This fight will be the first fight of Tyson Fury’s new deal with ESPN, and will be featured on the ESPN+ streaming application.