10 Boxing Matches That Will Make You An Instant Fan
10. Deontay Wilder Vs Tyson Fury I (01/12/18)
It was very tempting to include the pair's shocking second battle on this list. However, if you're looking for 12 rounds of high octane drama from two polar opposite competitors, then Deontay Wilder Vs Tyson Fury I may be the best example of this in recent history.
Wilder was the chaotic knockout artist, capable of finishing any fight with one perfect swing of his arm.
Fury was the purist's boxer, with a level of movement and hand speed that would make a Middleweight jealous.
'The Gypsy King' was also coming into this fight off the back of a recent comeback to the sport. Overcoming depression and other mental health issues, Fury became a shining light for people suffering in silence and had strung a few victories together upon his re-emergence.
Could he do the business against a 40-0 world champion with a fondness for finishes, though?
Ducking, weaving and frustrating Wilder for the majority of the fight, Fury looked like a fighter reborn and completely outclassed the champ on the night.
That was until Wilder caught the Brit with a venomous right-left combination in the 12th and final round. Fury looked to be down and out. Then in an incredible turn of events, he rose from the dead and dialled up the pressure on Wilder.
With this incredible finish fresh in the judges minds, a controversial draw was announced as the result at the end of 12 epic rounds.
This fight had it all. A boxing masterclass from Fury. A near fight-ending combo from Wilder. A comeback for the ages.