Deontay Wilder Accepts Responsibility for Tyson Fury Loss: “I Can’t Blame No One Else”

Published 06/20/2021, 6:30 AM EDT
NEW YORK, NY – March 2: MANDATORY CREDIT Bill Tompkins/Getty Images Deontay Wilder speaks to the press during the weighin for his upcoming Heavyweight fight against Luis Ortiz at the Barclay Center in Brooklyn, New Yorkon March 2, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Bill Tompkins/Getty Images)


Deontay Wilder is one of the predominant faces of the heavyweight division. Over the course of his prolonged boxing stint, Wilder hammered countless opponents to the pulp to solidify his spot at the peak. But in February 2020, Tyson Fury derailed Wilder’s boxing stint by giving him his first career loss. This was the most dreadful fight for ‘The Bronze Bomber’ wherein he didn’t win a single second.

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Putting some light on the same, Wilder spoke to ESPN. “I mean all of it. All of that I mean, I can’t blame no one else. I can tell you the facts. And when I display the facts, it’s up to each individual to accept what I’ve told them. I have no reason to lie about nothing I said.”

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“But at the end of the day, it happened to me so I take full ownership of it. And this is what we live to see another day. And this is why we’re here, July 24th, it’s my turn.” he said.

Wilder and Fury took up the ring space against each other twice. The first contest between the pair took place in 2018, and both the fighters pulled off a thriller to keep the fans on their toes. However, this encounter ended in a tragic draw, resulting in both the pugilists facing each other once again.

Consequently, the world saw what happened in their rematch and since then, the only fight that has lured Wilder is a trilogy with the Brit. With that, the duo is set to lock horns with each other on July 24th.

Can Deontay Wilder turn the tables in his favor this time?

Ever since this trilogy got announced, the ex-WBC heavyweight champ put himself through some stringent workout routines.

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BIRMINGHAM, AL – SEPTEMBER 26: Deontay Wilder poses after defeating Johann Duhaupas at Legacy Arena at the BJCC on September 26, 2015 in Birmingham, Alabama. (Photo by David A. Smith/Getty Images)

He still is continuing with his momentum and is leaving no stones unturned in his preparations. Furthermore, Wilder will undoubtedly come prepared in this trilogy and he will look to explore multiple ways to win this encounter.

That said, it’ll be exciting to see if ‘The Bronze Bomber’ actually regains his belt at the T-Mobile Arena.

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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