Deontay Wilder Back in Training, Calls for “Revenge”

Published 04/24/2021, 6:00 AM EDT
BROOKLYN, NY – NOVEMBER 1: Deontay Wilder works out in preparation for his upcoming fight at the Deontay Wilder vs Bermane Stiverne Heavyweight Champiosnhip fight Media workout at Gleason’s Gym November 1, 2017 in Brooklyn, New YorkPhoto by Bill Tompkins/Getty Images)


The former WBC champion, Deontay Wilder, is one of the hardest punchers in the sport. The American boxer lost his WBC Heavyweight title last year after reigning for over five years. 

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After suffering his first defeat and losing his belt to Tyson Fury, the Alabama native stayed away from the public eye for a while. However, over a year after his bout, Wilder appears to be back in camp with a newfound motivation for his next fight.

BROOKLYN, NY – NOVEMBER 1: Deontay Wilder works out in preparation for his upcoming fight at the Deontay Wilder vs Bermane Stiverne Heavyweight Champiosnhip fight Media workout at Gleason’s Gym November 1, 2017 in Brooklyn, New YorkPhoto by Bill Tompkins/Getty Images)

The 42-1-1 boxer took to his Instagram to give fans an update on his progress. He shared a picture with one of his coaches and captioned it with,

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“The action

of harming

someone because

they have

harmed oneself;

Revenge.”

The cryptic caption from Wilder showed his desire to avenge his defeat to Tyson Fury. The former champion accused the current champion of cheating, and now ‘The Bronze Bomber’ has shown he is out to get his revenge. Moreover, his comment even hinted that ‘The Gypsy King’ brought this on himself.

 ALSO READ: Why is Tyson Fury Called ‘The Gypsy King’?

Who is Deontay Wilder training for?

The post and caption from Wilder showed he is eager to get back in the ring and box Tyson Fury. However, he will have to work his way up to face the champion. So who could the former champion face in his comeback fight?

All rumors pointed towards a fight against former champion, Charles Martin. The two have a history between them, and Wilder’s manager all but confirmed the rumors. However, this was a while back, and there has been no update regarding the fight with Martin.

Another heavyweight contender, Andy Ruiz Jr., has shown his desire to face Deontay Wilder. The former champion returns to the ring in two weeks, and victory in that fight could put him in pole position to face ‘The Bronze Bomber’.

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In addition to these two options, Wilder will have no dearth of options for his comeback fight. The heavyweight division is one of the most exciting in the sport, and he could face any of the challengers.

What do you make of this post from Deontay Wilder? Do you think he can get his revenge over Tyson Fury?

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Leonardo Carvalho

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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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