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“Announced Straight After Fury Retired”: Fans in Frenzy as They Call Joshua vs. Usyk Winner to Face Deontay Wilder for His Boxing Return

Published 06/22/2022, 8:15 AM EDT

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If there was one word that would best define the current scenario of heavyweight boxing, then it would be ‘drama.’ Comedy, Tragedy, or a Satire – the fans will best determine the nature of the “production” they are a witness to. However, one thing is certain: the current heavyweight division will easily compete with a spectacle from the centuries-lost Elizabethans. You ask why? Here is the reason.

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Anthony Joshua vs. Oleksandr Usyk II is official. And, the boxing world stubbornly believes the winner of ‘AJ’ vs. Usyk II will lure Fury back to the ring.


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However, Fury seems adamant, and he tirelessly speaks of staying retired from the sport. Just when the fans could get over Joshua vs. Usyk II and the handful of theories revolving around that fight, Deontay Wilder now announces his professional return.

Deontay Wilder’s comeback on popular demands from homeless people to billionaires

A few weeks ago, Blue Blood Sports TV interviewed former WBC heavyweight champion, Deontay Wilder. ‘The Bronze Bomber’ in a tone of American Exceptionalism had said that boxing thrived off the excitement and that “American heavyweight” was the key factor in keeping that excitement alive. Wilder, who played a major role in the recent heavyweight division, stated that he would return out of popular demands “from homeless people to all the way to billionaires.”

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“Boxing thrives off excitement, but excitement of an American champion. I should come back on popular demands because that’s all I’ve been hearing from high and low – from homeless people to all the way to billionaires. So many people reaching out, telling me the importance because, without American heavyweight, boxing really ain’t exciting,” Wilder had said.


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Great! Well, now that Wilder is actually on his way back, let’s see how fans have been greeting the former Olympiad.

“Second best heavyweight…”: Fans pour in reactions to Deontay Wilder announcing his return

As soon as The Sun announced the news on Facebook, fans reacted heavily concerning Deontay Wilder’s comeback. Here are some comments we offer you for a read.

Craig Hickman said they would love to see Wilder fight Joshua or Usyk.

Excited as Hickman, Brian Rockett said that they will be happy to see Wilder back in the ring.

However, Simon Barlow, on the contrary, wrote this:

While Barlow talked about “re-retirement”, Nathan Shields called Wilder the second-best in the division.

Jason Roberts shook hands with Shields and wrote,

But the following is what wrote someone named Peter Tomlinson:


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Speaking of Payday, someone added this:

For now, that’s it. Do let us know what you feel about Deontay Wilder making a return.


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Written by:

Samrat Sardar


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Samrat Sardar is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports and is currently a final year undergraduate student of English literature. A passionate content creator, he has been writing since his high school days, and possesses work experience as a commercial writer for companies such as WordsKraft among others. Samrat believes he fell in love with boxing the day he watched Vasiliy Lomachenko share the ring with Guillermo Rigondeaux.
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