I love combat sports…

I watched a lot of boxing growing up. Sitting on my grandfather’s lap watching Friday Night Fights is one of my favorite memories.

I had a bathrobe that I would wear while I watched the fights—it had a patch with a mountain scene and said “Rockies” on it, so it was my “Rocky” robe…

But I LOVED Muhammed Ali. He was my FIRST hero…

Any time he came on the screen, I was glued to it.

As I got older and the late 70s turned into 80s, my grandfather and I watched a LOT of combat sports—lots of boxing and professional wrestling (back when we thought it was real) …

I can remember watching Hagler, Holmes, Leonard, Duran…

And then during the late 80s, the heavyweights came on STRONG with the emergence of Mike Tyson.

My grandfather wasn’t as big of a fan of Tyson as I was, but we still bonded over our love for the sweet science.

You’d have thought that, with my history, I’d have dipped my toes in the pugilistic waters—but I always had more of a talent for grappling than boxing, so that’s the way I went…

But that doesn’t mean that I stopped watching boxing.

Boxing’s Heavyweights Are BACK!

For those that don’t know, the popularity of professional boxing seems to follow the heavyweights – the hotter the heavyweights, the hotter boxing seems…

And after the heyday of Tyson, Holyfield, and Bowe, the heavyweights went into the doldrums.

It’s just the cycle…

But here we are in 2020 and heavyweight boxers are heating up again.

We have Tyson Fury, the lineal heavyweight champion who just relinquished his title to deal with some mental issues…

Then there’s Deontay Wilder, the Bronze Bomber, and current heavyweight champion…

We’ve got Anthony Joshua, “The English Adonis” and an all-around powerhouse.

You can even throw one fight champ, Andy Ruiz in the mix.

They’re hot…

But Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder are the hot ticket names right now, and their February 22nd rematch should be one of the most-watched boxing matches in recent memory.

Fury, the Englishman—dubbed “The Gypsy King” as he comes from that culture of “Travelers”—will be taking on the Bronze Bomber and former Olympic gold medalist.

Fury has already spoken out for his support of Donald Trump, even inviting the president to their first fight just over two years ago…

However, the same can’t be said about Wilder. Just a few short years ago, he railed against our president and called him a racist.

But things have changed…

And Wilder his FULLY on the Trump train now.

The Champ Is Team Trump! Here’s Why…

Why?

Actions.

Trump’s actions won Wilder over – and it started with the champ’s visit to the Oval Office to watch Donald Trump pardon one of his boxing heroes, Jack Johnson.

Wilder went from saying, “He don’t give a DAMN about us”, to this…

“To be able to be here at the Oval office in Washington, DC, and to experience the ultimate pardon of Jack Johnson is amazing. Johnson was the first African American heavyweight world champion, so this was definitely a magical moment to remember and one that I never will forget. … Even though it’s almost 100 years too late, finally, justice has been served. A wrong was corrected for something that should never have happened, and of all of the presidents, Donald Trump was the one to do it.”

From then on, Wilder went from railing against our president to being one of his biggest fans.

It’s amazing what happens when you get to meet a man and look into his eyes to see what he’s really about…

As opposed to just listening to the talking heads on TV that paint Trump in falsehoods.

Deontay Wilder found out just WHO Trump was by silencing the Liberal ideologies for the moment and just talking to the man…

And he believes, like we do, that our president is making America great again.

Good luck to both fighters on Saturday…

Regardless of who wins, you’re both champions!

 

“When one guy is doing good, it makes all the others want to achieve greatness.” – Deontay Wilder