LAS VEGAS – UFC president Dana White has been relatively vital of the state of boxing, however Saturday’s heavyweight trilogy bout might need modified his thoughts.
Tyson Fury retained his WBC and The Ring heavyweight titles when he knocked out Deontay Wilder in Round 11 in a back-and-forth combat that had some calling it the best heavyweight bout of all time. White additionally had nothing however reward for Fury and Wilder’s thrilling battle.
“I thought it was awesome,” White instructed reporters, together with MMA Junkie, on Tuesday on the UFC Apex. “Going into it, my thought process was, ‘For what? Why?’ (Joshua) just got beat, and why do that? you know why? Because boxing needed that fight. It was an incredible heavyweight fight. I thought both guys fought their asses off and for Fury to come in 277 pounds and fight the way that he fought, get knocked down, get back up, keep fighting – it’s just exactly what boxing needed, so (I’m) glad it happened. Congratulations to both of them, everybody involved and the sport of boxing.”
White, who dabbled with the concept of Zuffa Boxing, appeared eager on making his mark within the boxing world by fixing the “broken model” and pitting the very best towards the very best. But the UFC boss is but to observe by, having put a halt to his plans in late 2020.