Tyson Fury laid waste to ridiculously overmatched Tom Schwarz in his Las Vegas and ESPN debut tonight, smashing Schwarz’s face in in the second round and stopping the German after a knockdown and a further assault.
Fury (28-0-1, 20 KO) did about what he really should have done against this level of opponent. With respect to Schwarz (24-1, 16 KO) for getting in there, this wasn’t a guy that anyone had ranked in the division, apart from one of the absurd sanctioning bodies, and came in ranked No. 56 in the world by BoxRec.
So Fury jabbed him around in the opening frame, then unloaded on him in the second, basically toying with Schwarz, who simply didn’t have the skill or ability to come up with one answer, let alone the multiple he sorely needed.
The show was well short of a sellout at the MGM Grand, and we’ll probably never find out what kind of numbers it did on ESPN+, either, but all in all Fury did put on a show — not everyone is a tuned-in, dedicated, hardcore boxing fan. If you don’t know much about much, you saw Tyson Fury absolutely smoke a guy who came in undefeated and did physically look the part at 6’5” and 240 pounds.
Fury said he will be back on either Sept. 21 or Oct. 5, which was always the plan, before Wilder announced that he had a deal with Fury for a 2020 rematch.
That schedule also keeps Fury in line with Wilder, who is expected to rematch Luis Ortiz on Sept. 28. The two, if they win, will be on the same schedule and ready to fight again early next year.