Just in case you missed it this weekend, check out the full opening episode of Showtime’s All Access, covering the lead up to Deontay Wilder’s WBC heavyweight title defense against Tyson Fury on Dec. 1.
The episode essentially starts off with everything we saw in the preview, and then segues into the origin story of Tyson Fury. We learn a bit about gypsy traveler culture and Fury’s fight from day 1, coming into this world as a 1-pound premature baby.
“1988, Mike Tyson at the time, he was at the top of his game. And I thought ‘Well, you fought so hard to get into the world and live, and be this person, I think the only fitting name for you is Tyson.’” - Peter Fury
Tyson Fury also dives more into his downward spiral of drugs, alcohol, and depression, and talks about how much of a different person he is today from where he was just a couple of years ago.
Meanwhile this episode also covers Deontay Wilder’s backstory, starting with being a late-comer to boxing yet having the will and driving motivation to prove to everyone that he’s the best heavyweight in the world. Watch all the behind the scenes footage above.