‘Deontay Wilder Is Struggling Mentally’ – Tyson Fury Gets Brutally Honest About His Former Foe

Published 02/26/2021, 1:00 PM EST
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JUNE 11: Boxer Tyson Fury works out at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on June 11, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Fury will face Tom Schwarz in a heavyweight bout on June 15 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)


The WBC heavyweight champion, Tyson Fury, provided an update on the situation with his rival Deontay Wilder. The undefeated fighter gave his honest take on the ‘Bronze Bomber’ and revealed where they stand. He even explained why the former WBC champion is struggling mentally.

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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)

Fury beat Wilder with a comprehensive knockout victory just over a year ago. The ‘Gypsy King’ dominated the hard-hitting Wilder before, eventually, Wilder’s team threw in the towel. Since then, the two have been at loggerheads regarding a trilogy.

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The Englishman spoke to ESPN’s Brett Okamoto and said, “As far as I’m concerned, the chapter’s done. I beat him twice, absolutely smashed him to pieces the second time. It wasn’t even a contest.” 

He also confirmed there will not be a trilogy between them.

The heavyweight champion then addressed Wilder’s actual issues. He said, “Deontay Wilder’s got more on his brain than fighting, I’ll tell you that. I think he’s lost his marbles. I think Deontay Wilder is struggling mentally at the moment, physically and emotionally.”

This is not the first time Fury has said this about the Alabama native. He said the same when Wilder went on a rant accusing ‘The Gypsy King’ of cheating.

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Tyson Fury explains why Deontay Wilder is struggling

The champion didn’t say it in a derogatory manner. Instead, Fury said it, intending to help his former foe. Fury explained why he feels Wilder is struggling mentally, emotionally, and physically.

‘The Gypsy King’ pointed out that it’s just how he sees it from the outsider’s perspective and added, “Obviously, the beating he took in the fight has really affected him. Because he obviously thought he couldn’t lose to anybody.”

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Therefore, with these comments, Fury once more made it clear about what he thinks regarding the situation with Deontay Wilder. The champion feels he has more important things to deal with before his comeback. Thus, for now, there will not be a Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder III.

What do you make of these comments from Tyson Fury?

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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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