It’s been a while since I wrote you.
I miss you. I figured I’d get on here and write another boxing tl;dr newsletter.
One of the last times I wrote you I was marveling about the great moment heavyweight boxing is having.
One of the things I was looking to with full on 😍 type eyes at that time was the prospect of a rematch between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder sometime early 2020.
The good news folks is that the fight between these two is only 29 days away. Wilder-Fury 1 was honestly the greatest fight I’ve ever witnessed, so if this gets anywhere near that level I think most fight fans will be very pleased.
If you’re chomping at the bit at all like I am here are a few steps to take. (or if you aren’t necessarily ready for this, but you’d like to get yourself up to speed)
On Feb 1st at 5pm Eastern Fox will show an hour long production of COUNTDOWN: WILDER vs FURY II. And again on ESPN the following day (remember Fury has that ESPN/Top Rank deal now) and Fox is the PBC/Haymon side of things.
Boxing promotion is all about story telling right? I eat it up. As you know I want to be a boxing promoter myself one day and programs like this are where I take notes. In a recent discussion with Trevor and our podcast guest Dr. Isais Wellington Smith, there was a brief reference to the old HBO “24/7” series and the impact those had on helping create a genre in sport film.
Review the Dec 1, 2018 fight. Score it, react to it, revel in the miraculous drama that unfolded.
Check out the predictions that will be coming out in the next several weeks. Every boxing personality will have something to say.
I will publish my prediction on boxingtldr.com and Trevor will post his there as well.
Hit me a quick reply to this email with your prediction and why you think so.
Feb 22nd will be here before you know it 😊 Watch the fight. Heads up: its a PPV event, but Trevor and I will be doing a live fight companion streaming from our YouTube channel that night for free.
Our latest episode of the podcast with Dr. Isais Wellington is here