‘Busted Lip, Broken Hand, and More’: Trainer Reveals List of Injuries Deontay Wilder Suffered in the Third Tyson Fury Fight

Published 10/11/2021, 1:07 PM EDT
Boxing – Tyson Fury v Deontay Wilder – WBC Heavyweight Title – T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. – October 9, 2021 Deontay Wilder is given the count REUTERS/Steve Marcus


While Deontay Wilder might not have won the fight, he did win the hearts of boxing fans on Saturday night. The American faced his British foe, Tyson Fury, for the third time. The third bout turned to be one of the greatest heavyweight fights of all time, an instant classic. Both fighters left it all out in the ring for 11 rounds without showing a single sign of quitting.

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Deontay Wilder, however, was on the receiving end of most of the punishment dealt out in the match. ‘The Bronze Bomber’ started off well in the fight, however as the fight progressed, the situation got worse for Wilder. Wilder’s trainer Malik Scott gave fans an injury update of the former champion.

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“He’s good. I took him up into his room. We saw the doctor afterwards, everything was cool. He’s got a busted lip. He broke his hand, broke his finger or knuckle. But life goes on.” Wilder got knocked out by Tyson ‘The Gypsy King’ Fury in the third round.

Wilder came back in the very next round and knocked Fury out twice in the same round. Many thought Wilder would finish the fight off in the 4th round. However, Fury held on and somehow managed to stay on his feet. Fury rallied well and came back in the next few rounds, and knocked Wilder out in the 11th round to win the fight.

What’s next for Deontay Wilder?

The former WBC world champion has a lot to think about after his latest fight. Wilder has failed to register a win in the last three years, dating back to his first fight with Tyson Fury.

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Now Wilder will look to establish himself in the heavyweight division yet again. Make no mistake, Wilder remains a top contender in the heavyweight division. And Tyson Fury is probably the only heavyweight in the division who can get knocked by Wilder’s atomic right hand and get back up.

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Who do you think Deontay Wilder should fight next? Will he be able to contend for the title again?

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Allan Binoy

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Allan Binoy is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in English Literature from Loyola College, Allan fuses his love for literature and the sport of boxing to deliver quality copies about 'The Sweet Science.' Allan is a semi-professional soccer player for Diego Juniors FC.

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