Deontay Wilder Plans on Knocking Out Tyson Fury

Published 10/06/2021, 1:25 PM EDT
Tyson Fury (left) and Deontay Wilder during the World Boxing Council World Heavy Title bout at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas. (Photo by Bradley Collyer/PA Images via Getty Images)


Both Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder have now checked into the T-Mobile Arena. Three days away from the much-awaited mega heavyweight showdown, Fury and Wilder recently spoke to the fans during their ‘grand arrivals’.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

‘The Bronze Bomber’ shared his thoughts on this third fight. He spoke about what his loss in 2020 meant and how he has overcome the only setback in his otherwise neat career. Deontay Wilder then shared his prediction for October 9.

The Alabama native shared a simple game plan; he plans on beating Fury up initially and then ending the rivalry with a cold knockout.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

I see me beating him up and then knocking him out.

There’s many things I visualized in the first fight along with the second and I didn’t execute game plan but this time around it’s just a different feeling you know, all the way around, just all the surrounding around me, the atmosphere, just the energy as a whole and I’m looking forward to putting on a great performance come October the 9th.

“Those that are going to be in the arena are going to feel the electricity that’s in there and those that can’t make it, don’t be afraid to click that button on Fox pay-per-view baby,” said Deontay Wilder.

Deontay Wilder is so much more than a knockout specialist

What most often ignore and overlook about Deontay Wilder’s career is his 40 previous wins before Tyson Fury stepped into the picture. The only two blemishes on his otherwise clean record stem from Fury’s impressive efforts in the first two fights.

He currently holds one of the best knockout rates heavyweight division; many fans and experts think the 35-year-old is only capable of throwing haymakers and knocking out opponents. The common belief is that he does not possess the pugilistic finesse that Tyson Fury usually shows in his fluid movement, footwork, and defense.

However, what most forget is that he had an amateur career of 24 wins and 6 losses. As an amateur, none of his wins came by way of knockout; most of his wins came by PTS and some by decision.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Yes, he has almost always used his right hand to his advantage; however, there is a lot that goes behind setting up that ‘big right hand’. He often starts off by creating and maintaining distance, uses his jab to extend that gap, and then slips into the pocket and fires off his heavy cross punch that drops opponents 9 times out of 10.

Saying that Deontay Wilder knows nothing beyond KOs might not be a fair assessment of his true capabilities; no average KO artist can simply drop Luis Ortiz in round 10.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

What do you think about this?

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

ADVERTISEMENT

Sanjit Misra

341 articles

Sanjit Misra is a boxing author at EssentiallySports. Sanjit fused his passion for writing with his love for jabs, hooks, and uppercuts and entered the realm of boxing journalism. The elegance, the sweet science, and the finesse of hand-to-hand combat was what initially drew him into the world of boxing.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT