Deontay Wilder’s Sparring Partner Junior Fa Reveals Massive News About Wilder-Fury Rematch

September 7, 2020 5:22 pm

WBO Oriental interim heavyweight champion Junior Fa spoke out via Boxing on BT Sport and provided a revelation to fight fans. Fa, who was a sparring partner to Deontay Wilder in his rematch team against Tyson Fury, briefly touched on the fight. Chiefly, the saga between Wilder and Fury has been one of the focal points in heavyweight boxing.

Junior Fa explained that Deontay Wilder suffered an injury heading into the Fury rematch in February of 2020. Moreover, he opened up on his personal viewpoints when watching the bout unfold in real-time.


“He did get injured, But I was very surprised by Fury’s game plan. As soon as the fight started, and I saw Tyson Fury not really taking a backward step, I was thinking ‘This is going to be a hard night for Wilder.'”

It was indeed a hard night for Wilder who suffered his first loss as a professional. He will be keen to make the necessary adjustments in his second outing.

Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder: A look back

The two first met back in December 2018 when “The Bronze Bomber” was at the very peak of his dominance. Fury had taken two tune-up fights in the period following his victory and a subsequent hiatus from the sport.

What’s more, combat sports fans were surprised to see that Tyson Fury hadn’t lost a step. However, before attempting to outpoint Deontay, he would be cracked with a brutal shot and the fight was ruled a draw.

Chiefly, Junior Fa makes reference to the second meeting between the two which was heavily anticipated by fight fans. “The Gypsy King” would leave no doubt, as he decisively stopped the Alabama native in the seventh round. Moreover, he was clearly able to out-maneuver Wilder on the feet leading up to the finish.

Given the current landscape of shaky fight bookings, the boxing world is unsure of when precisely the trilogy will unfold. Top Rank boss Bob Arum has expressed an interest to wait until fans can be in attendance. The combat sports world projects that the fight will go down somewhere early next year and possibly settle the rivalry.

Darryl Pinto

Darryl Pinto is a senior MMA writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his graduate degree in Mass Media (with a specialization in Journalism) out of St. Xavier’s College and has a year's experience in his current role. Darryl specializes in predictions, reporting, and covering UFC events live. Having competed in MMA at a collegiate level, he makes a conscious attempt to integrate an athlete's breakdown of MMA techniques like striking, defense, and grappling into his penmanship of the sport as he seeks to give the reader a well-rounded point of view. Before becoming the lead MMA writer, Darryl has also written articles for the NFL and boxing divisions. He began watching UFC 11 years ago at UFC 117 when Chael Sonnen went to war against the middleweight GOAT Anderson Silva.

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