The Heavyweights- Now or Never?

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The 28th of November, 2015. Just another date in history to most but for boxing fans it marked a “changing of the guard” or at least that’s what they hoped.

When Tyson Fury met Wladimir Klitschko, the dominant force of Heavyweight boxing for a decade, at the Esprit Arena, Dusseldorf for the WBA (Super), WBO, IBF, IBO & Ring Magazine Championships it was seen as yet another routine defence for Klitschko. What followed was one of the most unexpected and shocking turn of events in the blue ribbon division for some time. By the end of twelve rounds there was nobody in any doubt that Fury had done the unthinkable, he had made believers out of the doubters and, like it or not, cemented his name in the annals of time. He ended the seemingly unstoppable reign of Wlad with a comfortable twelve round unanimous decision and left fans and experts alike wondering what was next for a division that had laid stagnant and dormant for far too long.


Heavyweight Saturday: Haye vs De Mori; Wilder vs Szpilka; Glazkov vs Martin

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The blue ribbon division. Once upon a time it played host to the fights that everybody wanted to see. In recent times it has lost its grandeur however we may be entering a boom period and nothing gets fans more excited than a colossal showdown between two gladiators.

Saturday 16th January 2016 is a huge day for the Heavyweight division. After November’s shocking triumph for Tyson Fury over Wladimir Klitschko, the landscape of boxing has certainly shifted and it will continue to do so with two live events this weekend.