Deontay Wilder Not Planning on Becoming Undisputed Champion – 2022 Opponent Revealed

Published 09/30/2021, 8:56 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 has stayed out of action since his last disheartening defeat to Tyson Fury in February 2020. With this fight, Wilder’s streak of title defenses got broken, and he also succumbed to his very first career loss. But now, Wilder is in an ideal mindset, looking to reclaim his belt.

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He is all set to collide with Fury for the third time on October 9. Post this fight, Wilder will look to keep an active stint. However, he’s not looking to fight for the undisputed heavyweight title now.

Recently, his co-manager, Shelly Finkel, who was in a chat with Boxing Social, revealed why Wilder won’t fight for the undisputed throne and who he might face in 2022.

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He said, “No, because he has unfinished business, Joshua, and that will take him into next year. The fight is not going to happen before that, and we’re only fighting a week after.”

“I don’t want to get ahead of myself. Let Deontay win, as I believe he will, and then we will see what we’re looking at in the first quarter to half of 2022. But at this moment, it won’t be Joshua or Usyk because they’re going to be dancing with each other,” (h/t Boxing News 24)

Apart from this, Finkel asserted that Wilder might have to face the mandatory challenger, Dillian Whyte, in the first quarter of 2022.

Deontay Wilder is eager to get past Tyson Fury on October 9

Before thinking of any other fight, Deontay ‘The Bronze Bomber’ Wilder will have to surpass Tyson Fury‘s stern challenge.

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The Brit, who hammered Wilder in every department in their second fight, is keen on doing the same this time. However, Wilder has shown the world that he is working on his movement and his defense.

Hence, he seems to have done something in order to ensure that he won’t be an easy opponent for ‘The Gypsy King’. Also, he would no doubt be eager to showcase his new skills in the ring to beat Fury and end the Brit’s unbeaten streak.

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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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