Deontay Wilder Trained “Half-A**” for Tyson Fury Rematch, Claims Chris Arreola

Published 08/24/2021, 11:00 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – FEBRUARY 22: Referee Kenny Bayless sends Deontay Wilder to his corner during the Heavyweight bout for Wilder’s WBC and Fury’s lineal heavyweight title against Tyson Fury on February 22, 2020 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)


Deontay Wilder is the former WBC heavyweight champion of the world. Wilder boasted an unbeaten record of 40-0 before stepping into the ring against Tyson Fury in 2018. The Briton is the only blemish on his record, handing him a draw and then a loss to make his record 42-1-1.

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Now, ahead of the trilogy fight, anticipation is on the rise, and many boxers are making their predictions. The three-time heavyweight challenger, Chris Arreola, predicting a Deontay Wilder win, feels Wilder is hungrier than Fury after his KO defeat in February 2020.

Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury during the WBC Heavyweight Championship bout at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday December 1, 2018. See PA story BOXING Los Angeles. Photo credit should read: Lionel Hahn/PA Wire (Photo by Lionel Hahn/PA Images via Getty Images)

“That being said, it’s the hunger that he has. He [Wilder] probably didn’t train for that one fight. He half-a** train, but now you can see he’s working f*** hard.”

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“When you get humbled. You got to figure that s*** out to get that lion out of you again. So, I guarantee he’s working his a** off, and I guarantee that Malik Scott is making big dividends in his career right,” Arreola said to FightHype. (h/t BoxingNews24)

With his new trainer Malik Scott, Wilder is training hard to ensure February 2020 does not repeat itself. In their last fight, Fury kept advancing, hitting Wilder with combos, then pushing his body against Wilder. This kind of roughhouse tactic is textbook Tyson Fury.

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He made Wilder feel suffocated and didn’t let him breathe. Moreover, Deontay Wilder later complained that the entrance robe proved too heavy for him, because of which his legs gave up during the fight.

Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder III 

‘The Gypsy King’ Tyson Fury vs. Deontay ‘The Bronze Bomber’ Wilder III is billed as Once and For All. It is a boxing trilogy fight between the current WBC and The Ring heavyweight champion, versus the former WBC heavyweight champion.

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Allan Binoy is a Combat Sports Author at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in English Literature. Allan is a semi-professional football player for Diego Juniors FC.

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