‘Deontay Wilder Is Very Focused’ – Vasyl Lomachenko on Fury vs Wilder 3

Published 06/25/2021, 4:30 PM EDT
NORTHPORT, ALABAMA – NOVEMBER 05: Deontay Wilder participates in a media workout at New Era Boxing & Fitness on November 05, 2019 in Northport, Alabama. (Photo by David A. Smith/Getty Images)


Ahead of his career-defining trilogy fight against Tyson Fury, Deontay Wilder may not have many believers on his corner. However, former lightweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko seems to have sensed a few unique features in ‘The Bronze Bomber’.

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Lomachenko, who will appear in action against Masayoshi Nakatani this weekend, will also have his eyes on Fury vs Wilder 3. The Ukrainian legend has claimed that the heavyweight trilogy will be an “amazing” contest. Hence, he has looked at both the contenders’ chances, before they collide on July 24.

In a chat with FightHype.com, Vasyl Lomachenko said, “It would be very interesting fight because it’s 1-1. I think Wilder [is] very focused and very very hard prepared for this fight. But Tyson Fury also know what he need to do in the ring, So. it will be amazing fight.”

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Meanwhile, former WBC champion Deontay Wilder has expressed some eye-catchy changes in his personality. Following his maiden loss to Fury in 2020, the American pugilist bagged the trilogy at a time that dismayed heavyweight boxing fans. Just when Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua were scheduled for a unification battle, Wilder stepped up to win his arbitrary case and secured his rematch.

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However, he didn’t show any emotions throughout the build-up. Wilder, better known for his controversial statements, didn’t say a thing against Tyson Fury this time. He even let Malik Scott speak for him at the event’s first press conference. This, along with his training videos, paints a picture of a highly focused individual who wants no distractions ahead of his shot at redemption.

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Although Lomachenko claimed that they are tied at one apiece, it’s actually Tyson Fury leading the chart. While the first fight ended in a controversial draw, Tyson Fury demolished Wilder to such an extent that his corner threw in the towel midway through round 7.

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Wilder, who already had the power and skills, seems in sync with his new trainer Malik Scott. With Scott at his side, he will look to focus on the technical side of the game to hang in there with Fury who will not give him room to land his trademark power punch.

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On regaining the title, ‘The Bronze Bomber’ can redeem himself. On the flip side, a defeat would doom him down to sheer criticism. Considering the ramifications of a loss, he needs to be fully prepared and ready to beat ‘The Gypsy King’.

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Do you think Deontay Wilder would be able to reclaim his lost dominance?

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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