Deontay Wilder Reveals What Makes Him Smile About the ESBC Game

Published 10/07/2021, 6:15 AM EDT


‘The Bronze Bomber’ Deontay Wilder is back talking to the media and boasting his impeccable confidence. This is a stark change to a few months ago where he had hidden himself from the spotlight. As he is ready to step through the ropes on October 9, there’s an added reason which makes Wilder smile.

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As he is one of the prime faces in the upcoming ESBC game, Wilder seems excited. The American knockout artist, whose skillset makes it appear as though he has come out straight from a video game, will now actually appear on the gaming screens. Ahead of the official game release, Wilder sat with the ESBC channel and revealed his happiness regarding it.

“It’s something that makes me smile, you know. To be a part of the boxing game. It’s excitement you know. And I am looking forward to gathering the game myself and enjoying it with me and my loved ones. And some of my good brothers,” said Deontay Wilder.

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The much-awaited boxing video game has already spun several headlines. They have grabbed a roster full of stars with the likes of Tyson Fury, Deontay Wilder, Conor Benn, Claressa Shields among others. Unfortunately, there’s still no update regarding when the game can release. However, the teaser and the gameplay clips have already allured the fans. Hence, Wilder has all the reasons to be happy, and this may help him on October 9.

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On Saturday, Deontay Wilder will relinquish his lengthy hiatus to fight for the WBC world title against Tyson Fury. The 12-round headliner will take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Can Deontay Wilder deliver a video game moment on the fight night?

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Wilder looks like a character, always hunting for blood. His 42-1-1 record showcases 41 KOs and almost all of them are highlight-reel moments. So, on October 9 we can actually see ‘The Bronze Bomber’ appear in his best version. He has been promising to restart his KO streak opposite Fury.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – NOVEMBER 23: WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder celebrates after knocking out Luis Ortiz in the seventh round of their title fight at MGM Grand Garden Arena on November 23, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images)

If he does so, it can provide a massive surge to Deontay Wilder’s in-game character ahead of the ESBC release. However, it will not be that easy, as the undefeated Tyson Fury has all the features that can trouble Wilder.

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That being said, ‘The Bronze Bomber’ has substantially polished his skills to be able to find an opening to deliver a video game moment on Saturday.

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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. Combining his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports, he has earned a combined 3000 plus bylines over the last two years.

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