Comparable to Ali vs Frazier: Mauricio Sulaimán ponders Fury vs Wilder rivalry


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Mauricio Sulaiman, president of the World Boxing Council (WBC), said the third fight between Tyson fury and Deontay Wilder will be remembered forever and that the trilogy between the two boxers is already being compared to that of Muhammad Ali and Joe frazier.

“It was one of the largest in recent history,” he commented. Sulaiman Saldivar in an interview with LEFT PUNCH. “It was a fight that will talk forever, it is already being compared to the trilogy of Ali-frazierI am very happy and satisfied that this championship has been played in that way ”.

What was experienced Saturday night at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas he said will be unforgettable for all the atmosphere and what happened in the ring. In addition, he showed his respect for Wilder, to whom his heart recognized and delivered at the end of the fight. Deontay he was champion of the CMB at heavyweight for five years, between 2015 and 2020, before losing the title in the second fight with Tyson fury.

“It was dramatic, everyone stopped, there was a lot of expectation, all the elements and yes, something very rare to see,” said the president of the CMB. “TO Wilder I told him that I was proud of him, he is a warrior of the ring, his greatness and heart, he gave the world a magical night, that he should be calm and proud ”.

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Sulaimán assures that CMB will let Fury rest before making him mandatory

On the other hand, he made it clear that Tyson fury you will have a well deserved rest. This, before the body decides who will be its next rival or what is its status as the full weight monarch of the body.

“Let’s wait a while,” he added. Sulaiman Saldivar. “You have to give him his time, his rest and then we’ll see.”

It has not been decided whether the winner of the fight between Dillian whyte and Otto Wallin, to be played on October 30 in London, England, could be the official challenger of the King of the Gypsies. He said that it is a topic that will be discussed later, in addition to remembering that Whyte was knocked out in August 2020 by Alexander Povetkin.

“We are going to give Fury his well-deserved rest ”, he reiterated Mauricio Sulaiman. “(TO Whyte) he was knocked out last year, he was knocked out, it is a subject that will be discussed later, and when everything is decided the CMB will make it known.

Of a possible contest between Fury and the ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk, champion of the highest division of the OMB, AMB and FIBHe said he would like to. That type of fights between two figures or of unification are important, desired by the fans and “we have always supported”.


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