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Andrews: Fury vs. Wilder 3 reminded us what combat sports needs to be at all times

What happens when the best fights the best?

Where were you when Tyson Fury dropped Deontay Wilder in the third round?

What were you doing when Wilder turned up the heavy artillery and floored the champion twice in the fourth?

 

And who did you text when Fury finally put away Wilder in the 11th round?

Don’t be surprised by the excitement you felt watching one of the great heavyweight bouts of all time. It was a long time coming.

The lack of the best fighting the best has plagued the sport of boxing for so long that YouTubers like Jake and Logan Paul are stepping into the ring and giving the fans what they want.

But today is not a day to criticize, it’s a time to recognize.

In boxing, we finally the No. 1 and No. 2 guys square off in a trilogy with a clear winner. And you know what? The fight was so good that even the loser lost very little in terms of respect.

As fans, we cannot be simply be satisfied with a great weekend. We need to see undisputed. We need to see boxing continue to move forward and follow Claressa Shields’ example.

Errol Spence Jr. and Terrance Crawford, figure it out. Teofimo Lopez, ¬†Devin Haney, Gervonta Davis, let’s go!

Deontay Wilder’s valiant performance on Oct. 9 proved a great loss does not kill your career. It enhances it.

Tyson Fury finally stepped up to the plate and convincingly defeated a great warrior a second time. Give him credit.

Give the organizers of the event credit. Let everyone else take note.

It’s time for the best to start fighting the best again. We don’t want to talk about it.

Who’s next?

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KenaiAndrewshttps://www.mmacrossfire.com
Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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