Joe Rogan Says Key To Tyson Fury's Win Was In The First Fight
Joe Rogan has claimed he knows the exact moment Tyson Fury worked out how to beat Deontay Wilder, in the 12th round of the pair's first fight.
Fury said in the build up to the rematch last Saturday that he would put Wilder on the back foot and knock him out, which is exactly what he did.
According to UFC commentator Rogan the fight was pretty much set to go the way it did in the last two minutes of their December 2018 meeting, when the Gypsy King rose from an eight count after a huge shot from Wilder to dominate the rest of the round.
Speaking on his podcast Rogan said, "In the 12th round, he started backing Deontay up - Deontay can't fight backing up.
"Deontay is a guy who pushes forward, and he's got this ridiculous power. Everybody's scared of his power, so everybody's moving all the time.
"Fury realized in the 12th round after Deontay knocked him down, almost knocked him out, he got up and started chasing Deontay, and Deontay fought sloppy. He said he looked awkward."
Fury did take the centre of the ring straight away in the first round and it was a position that he barely gave up as for most he won every single round of the fight.
He and his team claimed that Wilder was a bully and when bullies are forced back they don't know how to handle it, and so it proved.
The Brit twice knocked down his American opponent, in the third and fifth round, before eventually having the fight stopped when the Bronze Bomber's corner through in the towel.
Wilder has 30 days to activate a rematch clause for the trilogy fight and has said that he plans on making sure there is a third fight, after they fought out a draw in the original fight.
Many fight fans would prefer if the former WBC champion moved aside to allow the current champ to fight fellow Englishman Anthony Joshua in a unification fight but that looks unlikely right now.
If the 34-year-old American is to face Fury for a third time then he might have to completely rethink his plan for the fight.
Whether he can win his title back will very much depend on his ability to adapt in the way that Fury can.