Deontay Wilder Accuses Tyson Fury of Faking COVID-19: ‘They’re Going to Hell for That One!!!’

Published 07/30/2021, 11:46 AM EDT
NEW YORK, NY – MARCH 03: Deontay Wilder is tended to in his corner against Luis Ortiz during their WBC Heavyweight Championship fight at Barclays Center on March 3, 2018 in the Brooklyn Borough of New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)


Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury were set to clash for the third time earlier this month. However, ‘The Gypsy King’ tested positive for coronavirus, and the clash has been postponed to November. Wilder has dismissed the claims from Fury’s camps about the positive COVID test and he has accused the British boxer of faking it.

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Yo bro, @malikkingscott say it ain’t so… Not the COVID-19 lie… They’re going to hell for that one!!! Oct 9th can not come any faster. #BombZquad #TilThisDay #ThisWillBeEasy🩸,” wrote Wilder in a recent statement released. ‘The Bronze Bomber’ can be seen training alongside Malik Scott in the video.

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Wilder was annihilated by Fury the last time they fought. Fury dropped Wilder twice during the fight. Eventually, the Alabama natives’ corner threw in the towel and the contest got stopped. It was a bad beating he received, to say the least. Fury charged him forward from the word get-go and he didn’t have an answer for it.

Can Deontay Wilder win the third fight against Tyson Fury?

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Fundamentally, Fury is a better boxer than Wilder. But Wilder has that one knockout shot trump card that he can use against any opponent. It was evident in their first fight as well. Fury, despite dominating the whole contest, got dropped twice. The knockdown in the 12th round was scary and could have been fight-ending.

LOS ANGELES, USA – DECEMBER 01: Deontay Wilder (R) lands a left hand against Tyson Fury (L) and knocks him down during WBC Heavyweight Championship at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California on December 01, 2018.
(Photo by Philip Pacheco/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

But Wilder was badly exposed in their second fight. Nevertheless, no matter who he fights, he always has the chance to knock his opponents out. But, he needs some adjustment to use his weapon. Rather than playing by Fury’s plans, Wilder needs to start imposing his game plan on the fight.

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Also, the former champion made some adjustments after his last loss. He revamped his coaching team and brought in his former opponent Malik Scott as his new coach. Whether that helps ‘The Bronze Bomber’ get his mojo back and eventually get the better of Fury, remains to be seen.

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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