Bob Arum Explains Why Deontay Wilder Has a Chance of Beating Tyson Fury

Published 09/29/2021, 1:34 AM EDT
NORTHPORT, ALABAMA – NOVEMBER 05: Deontay Wilder participates in a media workout at New Era Boxing & Fitness on November 05, 2019 in Northport, Alabama. (Photo by David A. Smith/Getty Images)


Deontay Wilder will come across his toughest test in the form of Tyson Fury at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on October 9. The former heavyweight champion will look to avenge his maiden loss from February 2020 and will also try to regain the lost WBC world title.

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However, ‘The Gypsy King’ appears to be the favorite, especially after the lopsided win in the rematch. But Tyson Fury’s promoter Bob Arum believes Wilder can bring in sheer toughness to the table. In a chat with IFL TV, the Top Rank CEO explained why Deontay Wilder is still a tough fight for Tyson Fury.

“That’s not gonna be an easy fight. Because Wilder after experience, seeing that tremendous loss to Tyson Fury is going to be a very dangerous opponent for Fury on October 9,” said Bob Arum.

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Wilder has expressed a similar mindset in the build-up to this fight. With no trash talking, ‘The Bronze Bomber’ has explained himself in very rare cases and has vowed to take out his opponent via KO. Having fought two battles against Tyson Fury, Wilder understands his rival to the core.

Hence, the trilogy fight can witness the heavyweight gladiators in their best form. While Fury will look to go 2-0 and leave no doubts, Wilder will look to be as dangerous as he can and level the scores.

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Standing a few days away from the fight, both the pugilists have sent their final pre-fight words to each other. Wilder seemed steady as he advised Tyson Fury to prepare himself in every possible way for this third meeting. Meanwhile, WBC champion Fury has also warned Deontay Wilder to not make excuses after their fight.

LOS ANGELES, CA – DECEMBER 01: Deontay Wilder punches Tyson Fury in the fifth round, fighting to a draw during the WBC Heavyweight Championship at Staples Center on December 1, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Thus, the stage is set for the grandest heavyweight matchup. Following the outcome, several more potential thrillers can happen in the heavyweight roster. Hence, Fury vs Wilder 3 holds sheer importance. Not just for the contenders, but for the entire weight category.

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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