“Does Tyson Fury Hang Around Gas Stations?”: Fans Have a Field Day as Deontay Wilder’s ‘Vulnerable’ Tweet Makes Boxing World Go Berserk

Published 01/24/2023, 4:15 PM EST

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Deontay Wilder, the former WBC heavyweight champion, is well-known for his random tweets. He poured out his intrusive thoughts for everybody to see, in his recent tweet. Wilder goes out and talks about the environment around the gas station and how it makes the ‘Bronze Bomber’ feel ‘vulnerable’. And as usual, it caused an upheaval in the world of boxing. And even though Deontay Wilder has proved his might many times, fans still are not ready to stop trolling the fighter about the most prominent taint in his legacy.

Wilder and Fury have fought each other twice, with the first fight taking place on December 1, 2018, and ending in a draw. The second fight was on February 22, 2020, and Tyson Fury won by TKO in the 7th round. The third fight between the two took place on October 9, 2021, and this time again the Gypsy King secured the win by a KO in the eleventh round.

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After the trilogy, Deontay Wilder took on Robert Helenius in the very first round. Currently, Wilder is on the lookout for his opponent for the next fight. But it seems it wasn’t enough for fans to let go of his infamous loss against Tyson Fury. Fans may want to see Wilder in more fights because even in a random tweet, they did figure out a way to troll Wilder.


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The past of Deontay Wilder still haunts him

The comments trolled the ‘Bronze Bomber’ about his defeat against the Gypsy King, and all while, the tweet didn’t even have anything to with boxing. The fans have taken up an unassigned responsibility not to let Wilder move on from his past.

As the tweet was about feeling ‘vulnerable’ around gas stations, one of the fans joked about whether Tyson Fury was lurking around those gas stations somewhere, again signaling back to his loss.


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Another fan asked a rhetorical question with a pint of sarcasm about how Deontay Wilder feels around Tyson Fury.

One of them stated that the fear of Tyson Fury is embedded into Wilder’s mind on a subconscious level, and he also did a little wordplay with the word ‘gassing’ to refer to the Knockout of Wilder in the third bout of the duo.

It can be seen that the fans are desperate to see Wilder fight against more opponents. They’re not ready to let go of what happened, until and unless they see more of Bronze Bomber in the center of the ring showcasing his devastating blows.

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Every Fan Is Not the Same

Now, not all the fans were stating the past in his comments. Some of them actually appreciated the randomness of the tweet of Deontay Wilder and added their views either as a joke or even support for that matter. As one account stated, the fighter has nothing to be fearful of, since he is huge.

Another user pointed out the contrast of the tweet that if a man of 6 foot and 7 inches is going to be afraid like that, what would happen to the other people who aren’t that tall?


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One fan advised the fighter, to stay “careful” because he’s feeling vulnerable.


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Wilder’s tweet was surely quite random and out of the blue. But it did split the fanbase into two, one who appreciates the quirkiness and the other who wants him to prove himself more in the ring as the amazing heavyweight fighter he really is. Which of Wilder’s bouts is your favorite? Let us know in the comments.

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Written by:

Chirag Radhyan


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Chirag Radhyan is a Boxing Writer at EssentiallySports. He has a Bachelor’s degree in English Honors and is a keen follower of Western Boxing. His journey of love for the sport bloomed in his puberty when he first saw a video of the fight where Mike Tyson TKO'ed Donovan in the seventh round.
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Edited by:

Shibu Immanuel