Updated: Jun 16, 2019
On Saturday, Lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury knocked out German challenger Tom Schwarz in two rounds at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV. Fury (who was born in Manchester, England) improved to 28-0-1 with 20 knockouts with the victory.
Fury vs. Schwarz – Fight Recap
Donning ‘Apollo Creed’-style trunks, Tyson Fury began the fight instantly throwing the jab and moving, forcing the shorter Schwarz to follow him around. Schwarz connected on a few glancing shots, but it was Fury who easily outlanded and outboxed the 25-year-old in the first round. Despite weighing in seven pounds heavier than his last fight, Fury looked very light on his feet and fast with his hands from the first second of the fight.
The second round saw Fury come out in the southpaw stance. From the opposite side, it appeared that it was even easier for Fury to avoid Schwarz’s attacks. Around a minute into the round, Fury, backed up into a corner, would land a huge left hand that definitely got Schwarz’s attention. Fury would follow it up by avoiding the German’s flurry of punches and spinning him around to return to the center of the ring. From then on Fury took complete control of the fight, busting up Schwarz’s face and eventually knocking him down with a brutal combination with less than forty seconds left in the round. Schwarz was able to continue but Fury would immediately jump on him with more brutal power shots, forcing referee Kenny Bayless to stop the fight.
I knew that Fury could stop Schwarz, but I did not expect him to get the job done so soon. From what it looked like, Schwarz was getting a bit frustrated that he could not hit Fury and left himself open to being countered numerous times. Once he felt Fury’s power in the second round, he became even more reluctant to throw and it looked like he would rather go out trying to win than trying to survive and go the distance. Excellent performance from the lineal champion. Respect to Schwarz for fighting hard.
Fury stated after the fight that he is most likely going to fight again in September or October before looking to fight WBC champion Deontay Wilder again in 2020. The two fought to a controversial draw back in December of 2018.
Other Notable Fight Results
- Josh Warrington SD12 Kid Galahad
- Jesse Hart UD10 Sullivan Barrera
- Yuniel Dorticos KO10 Andrew Tabiti
- Mairis Briedis TKO3 Krzysztof Glowacki
- Mikaela Mayer UD10x2 Lizbeth Crespo
- Ilunga Makabu TKO5 Dmitry Kudryashov (on Sunday)
The Wilder-Fury rematch is one of the biggest fights in boxing and it looks like it will happen in 2020 should Wilder and Fury remain unbeaten until then. With Wilder set to fight top contender Luis Ortiz again, the pressure is on Tyson Fury to get in the ring with a top heavyweight opponent later this year. Could he face someone like Dillian Whyte or Kubrat Pulev? I hope so.
Who should Tyson Fury fight next to prepare him for a Deontay Wilder? Could Fury knock out Wilder in the rematch? Comment below with your opinion.