Deontay Wilder’s Former Foe Exposes “The Bronze Bomber’s” Biggest Mistake

Published 10/30/2021, 1:10 PM EDT
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


The second half of 2021 witnessed some electrifying boxing encounters in the heavyweight category. But out of all, the one fight that exceeded fan expectations was the iconic war between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury. Both the men brought their best in the trilogy, and they did everything they could to produce a great fight.

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From power punching to knockdowns, this fight had everything a casual fan could ask for. Moreover, Wilder lost this fight, but he certainly gained tremendous respect for the show he put on.

Recently, one of his former rivals, Luis Ortiz, was in an interview with FightHype. Here, he shed some light on what went wrong for Wilder.

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He said it was a really good fight, but he thought Deontay was heavy,” via a translator.

Furthermore, the reporter asked Ortiz about his opinion on Joshua vs Usyk’s fight. He asked whether Joshua would beat Usyk in a rematch. “He’ll lose again,” responded Ortiz.

The Wilder vs Fury 3 and the Usyk vs Joshua fight certainly went down as the two best heavyweight fights of 2021. And Joshua and Usyk’s bout was great, but it was nowhere close to the action that fans saw in Fury vs Wilder 3.

Fury, the favorite, put Wilder on the canvas in round 3. But, ‘The Bronze Bomber’ shook the world when he dropped Fury twice in round 4. The slugfest continued and finally, in round 11, Fury caught the Alabama native with a cracking right hand.

With that punch, Wilder went right down on the canvas, and the referee concluded the fight then and there.

Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury 3 – A true heavyweight entertainer

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No one in this trilogy expected Wilder to perform so well. But the American fighter had different plans altogether, and he knew what he had to do.

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

He fought extremely well, but due to low stamina and his right-hand injury, Wilder’s performance dropped in the later rounds.

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Despite that, he kept fighting and did everything he could to keep Fury on his toes. That said, both Wilder and Fury entertained the masses and this fight has all the right to be regarded as one of the greatest heavyweight encounters.

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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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