Bob Arum Predicts Deontay Wilder Will Be “On His A** Quicker” in the Tyson Fury Trilogy

Published 06/12/2021, 7:00 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JUNE 12: Boxer Tyson Fury (L) and Top Rank Founder and CEO Bob Arum attend a news conference at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on June 12, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Fury will face Tom Schwarz in a heavyweight bout on June 15 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)


The Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder trilogy has got everyone talking. After all the signs pointed towards a Tyson Fury vs. Anthony Joshua fight, the third fight between Fury and Wilder surprised many. And now, Bob Arum has weighed in on the trilogy and given his prediction.

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Fury and Wilder will be the main event of an all-heavyweight PPV card on July 24 in Las Vegas. While ‘The Gypsy King’ and ‘The Bronze Bomber’ have already given their predictions, Fury’s co-promoter, Bob Arum, has made a bold claim.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – FEBRUARY 22: Tyson Fury knocks down Deontay Wilder in the fifth round during their Heavyweight bout for Wilder’s WBC and Fury’s lineal heavyweight title on February 22, 2020 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

The outspoken promoter spoke to FightHype.com about the fight and said, “I think it’s an interesting fight. I think there’s one winner, and that’s Tyson Fury. And I think he’s going to knock Wilder on his a** quicker, this time, than he did last time.” 

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Arum’s statement showed his confidence in his fighter. In the rematch, Fury knocked down Wilder for the first time in the third round. Eventually, ‘The Gypsy King’ won via a seventh-round TKO.

Bob Arum talks about the potential Anthony Joshua fight

Based on his comments, ‘Bobfather’ believes Tyson Fury will make it look even easier this time around. However, the promoter did not leave it at that. He addressed Fury’s potential next move and spoke about plans for Anthony Joshua.

The 89-year-old said, “I would certainly think so. I mean, that fight was going to happen if we hadn’t had the arbitrator’s ruling. And obviously, both guys, both Joshua and Fury wanted that fight.” He then added, “We’ll have to see. But obviously, if Fury wins and Joshua wins, it’s logical that they fight each other.”

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Therefore, this comment from Arum showed that they would target the undisputed title after July 24. However, as Arum mentioned, both fighters need to get past difficult opposition to make it happen.

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Fans will hope that negotiations will be faster if Fury and Joshua get past their opponents.

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What do you make of these comments from Bob Arum? Do you think Tyson Fury will make it look easier this time around?

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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