Deontay Wilder’s Next Opponent Not “Fury Level” – Expected to Return Soon

Published 11/01/2021, 7:34 AM 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


Deontay Wilder, in his trilogy alongside Tyson Fury, pulled off one of the greatest heavyweight fights in the sport’s history. The pair came in with their best foot forward, and they didn’t leave any stones unturned in going all out against each other. Yet, in the end, it was ‘The Gypsy King’s night, who concluded their trilogy by attaining a solid KO win.

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Regardless of a loss, Wilder left the ring as a lionheart. He also gained back his long-lost respect and everyone applauded him for the show he put forth.

After the fight, it was revealed that Wilder suffered an injury to his right hand and he’ll be out of action for a while. Recently, his trainer Malik Scott sat down with World Boxing News. Here, he opened up on Wilder’s return timeline and more.

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He said, “We should be back in camp, in my opinion, no later than March and fight in May. Or we may be back in camp before March. It all depends on how he recovers, how he’s feeling, how everything’s going,”

Obviously, it won’t be a Fury level, but it won’t be somebody down in the bucket. We’re not going to get somebody with a record of 27-11. That’s not happening. It has to be a name that fans have heard of.” Scott added.

More than anyone else, Wilder himself remains eager to come back after the performance he put up against Tyson Fury. Despite two straight losses, Wilder still has a chance to resurrect his career and reach the summit again.

Can Deontay Wilder become a problem for other heavyweights?

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Earlier, Wilder only used to rely on his right hand to smother his opponents. But in his fight against Fury, the Alabama native showed some slick jabs, movements, and other punching variations.

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

Wilder did boast some stellar skills in his previous outing, but he had little stamina in the later rounds, which eventually took the fight from him.

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That said, if ‘The Bronze Bomber’ develops great stamina on his already decorated skill sets, he’ll be an unparalleled fighter altogether. With that, he can be a problem to any given heavyweight.

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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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