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Tyson Fury Knocked Out in Sparring? The Truth Behind the Viral Video

Two-time world heavyweight champion, Tyson Fury, is undoubtedly one of the most feared fighters in his division. He is the current WBC heavyweight titleholder. And has previously held the unified WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, IBO, and The Ring magazine titles. With this intimidating portfolio, and having fought the likes of Deontay Wilder and Wladimir Klitschko. It seems unlikely that mere mortals will even have the slightest chance of knocking him out during a match, let alone a sparring session. However, a recent viral video showed just that. And the boxing fraternity was up in arms to debunk the same.

Tyson Fury Knocked Out in Sparring? The Truth Behind the Viral Video
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – FEBRUARY 22: Tyson Fury enters the ring prior to the Heavyweight bout for Wilder’s WBC and Fury’s lineal heavyweight title against Deontay Wilder on February 22, 2020 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Fury was recently seen defending his belt against Derek Chisora in a trilogy showdown. Moreover, he went on to win the fight via a 10th-round knockout. Meanwhile, it was also recently reported that he will be facing heavyweight superstar, Oleksandr Usyk, for an undisputed bout. Veteran boxing promoter, Bob Arum, even announced, “Yeah, they have signed the paper. They’ve agreed to fight each other next.”

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While fans have been anticipating a fiery face-off. A recent sparring video went with a host of troubles to haunt Fury, It showed two fighters engaged in a sparring session. And, the bigger fighter, in fact, did have some resemblance to ‘The Gypsy King’. However, within seconds he was hit with a brutal volley of punches, sending him to the canvas. A lot of pages went on to share the story while announcing that Fury got knocked out.

Did Tyson Fury get knocked out?

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The video quickly caught the eye of boxing fans and also brought about a lot of speculation. But, it should be mentioned that a majority of fans were certain that the fighter was not Fury.

While the fighter resembled Fury while he was lying down, the video was undoubtedly a hoax. Moreover, the blurry quality of the video further fueled this hoax. One of the most striking differences was in the fighter’s physique itself, with him being more muscular than Fury.

Even though this video was disproved. It stands as a testament to how fast hoaxes can spread.

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