BREAKING: Deontay Wilder is Ready to Fight Tyson Fury in December – Claims Training Partner

October 23, 2020 4:10 pm

Deontay Wilder’s training partner has given an update on the former WBC heavyweight champion.

Raphael Akpejiori, who trains with Deontay Wilder regularly, spoke to The Sun about the ‘Bronze Bomber.’ This comes just days after news broke out that Fury might fight Carlos Takam on December 5 in the United Kingdom. Wilder is yet to comment on the matter, but Akpejiori gave an update from the former champion’s side.

Akpejiori said, “I’m just saying from Deontay’s perspective he is ready to go for December. I’m not involved in the politics or anything. But one thing I know from Deontay is he is ready to go in December. Deontay is expecting Wilder-Fury in December, I’m just saying what Deontay is expecting.”

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)

Wilder is delaying a decision, which is frustrating the Fury camp. So they have moved on and are searching for different opponents since they believe the rematch clause has expired. Akpejiori also said, “[Fury] has a contract for a rematch, I believe, so he has to show up to the arena on that day.

“Deontay will show up to the arena on that day, that’s what I can tell you. I have conversations with him once a week. To the best of my knowledge, he will be in that arena wherever that fight takes place.”

Is Deontay Wilder ready for Tyson Fury?

The real question a lot of fans have is whether Wilder is ready for the trilogy. After a one-sided affair in February, Wilder has a lot to prove. However, Akpejiori had his say on this. He said, “He is expecting Wilder-Fury in December, that’s what he’s been told and that is what he is training for and he’s ready to go.”

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MAY 18: Deontay Wilder screams at the camera after knocking out Dominic Breazeale in the first round during their bout for Wilder’s WBC heavyweight championship at Barclays Center on May 18, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Anthony Geathers/Getty Images)

He added, “He’s in shape. We haven’t sparred just yet, we just workout together. We do a lot of strength and conditioning work together because we share the same trainer, obviously. He’s an athlete, he’s a superhuman athlete in his unique type of body and the way he’s carrying himself.”

Thus, giving boxing fans worldwide hope that if the fight happens, we can look forward to another blockbuster event. It seems unlikely that it will be on the December 5 event. However, in boxing, one can say nothing for sure. There’s no doubt that it would be a fantastic event for all fans of the sport if it happens.

Leonardo Carvalho

Leonardo Carvalho is a boxing journalist at EssentiallySports. His love for the sport stems from the fact that he is an athlete who has played soccer at a high level for several years; he represented his state at a National Level meet. His passion for soccer and fitness led him to admire the challenges of a boxer, and he now writes about the sport he has learned to love. His favorite boxers are Anthony Joshua and Caleb Plant.

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