Deontay Wilder Suspended for 6 Months After Devastating Loss to Tyson Fury

Published 10/14/2021, 8:30 AM EDT
Boxing – Tyson Fury v Deontay Wilder – WBC Heavyweight Title – T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. – October 9, 2021 Deontay Wilder is given the count REUTERS/Steve Marcus


Deontay Wilder suffered a defeat against Tyson Fury last weekend at the T-Mobile Arena, in Las Vegas. This fight turned out to be one of the best boxing bouts of all time. Although Wilder ended up losing this bout, he still stunned Fury with his movements, approach, power, and defense.

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Both the men exchanged a barrage of punches and they truly came out with their best game plans. ‘The Gypsy King’, however, had the edge in this fight, and he completely brutalized Wilder with his daunting approach. That said, Wilder bled excessively in this fight and broke his right hand behind the third knuckle.

Citing that, ‘The Bronze Bomber’ recently received a 6-month medical suspension to fully recover from the injuries he suffered in this fight.

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Wilder started the fight well with his long and strong jabs. He set a target of attacking Fury’s body first to keep the champion in range. However, in round 3, Fury caught him and dropped him onto the canvas.

Many fans believed that this fight was over. However, ‘The Bronze Bomber’ had some unique plans. He counter-attacked well in the subsequent round and even dropped Fury twice.

His success in the fight was short-lived because Fury recovered and annihilated Wilder in the later rounds. ‘The Gypsy King’ pressed the Alabama native and finished him with a monstrous KO blow in round 11.

Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury 3 – The best heavyweight fight of 2021?

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Until now, fans have witnessed some electrifying heavyweight encounters between Joshua and Usyk and Whyte and Povetkin. However, none of these fights come close to Fury vs Wilder’s trilogy.

Boxing – Tyson Fury v Deontay Wilder – WBC Heavyweight Title – T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. – October 9, 2021 Tyson Fury in action against Deontay Wilder REUTERS/Steve Marcus

Both Fury and Wilder gave the fans a fight they deserved. On top of that, the sport of boxing desperately needed a fight like this.

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That said, this fight is unquestionably the best heavyweight encounter of 2021. On a scale of 1-10, how much would you rate the Fury vs Wilder trilogy?

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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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