Fierce Rival Tyson Fury Urges Deontay Wilder to Continue Boxing

Published 12/13/2021, 10:45 AM EST
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


Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder are best buds now. Following their hard-fought trilogy fight, both fighters have nothing but respect for each other. Wilder initially did not reciprocate the respect Fury gave him.

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However, after their fight, Wilder himself acknowledged Fury via an Instagram post. “Last but not least I would like to congratulate @gypsyking101 for his victory and thank you for the great historical memories that will last forever.”

 

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Now the ‘Gypsy King’ has come out with some words of advice for his American foe. “My message to Deontay Wilder is keep going champ, you can do it. I believe in Deontay Wilder, he will be heavyweight champion once again. You better believe that.” 

Fury is on his way to defend his belt against a mandatory challenger. Wilder, on the other hand, is recovering from a hand injury he picked up during the trilogy fight. Wilder underwent surgery on the hand and will take a couple of months to get back in the ring.

Wilder dominated the heavyweight division for more than a decade before he faced Fury. He is still one of the best heavyweights in the division. However, getting another title shot will be tough for Wilder, since all the belts are in the hands of Usyk and Fury.

The two champions of the division recently met each other ringside.

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Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk meet at ringside ahead of a potential undisputed fight

Tyson ‘The Gypsy King’ Fury and Oleksandr Usyk met each other ringside at the Vasyl Lomachenko vs Richard Commey event at the Madison Square Garden. Usyk was there to support his fellow countryman and friend Lomachenko.

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Fury, on the other hand, was there to celebrate Bob Arum’s 90th birthday by singing him songs. Both the heavyweights met each other ringside and even posed for a picture with Bob Arum.

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“Oleksandr the great! Tell Oleksandr, I am coming,” Fury had told Usyk during a brief call with his fellow champion, which was facilitated by his coach SugarHill Stewart.

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Allan Binoy

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Allan Binoy is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in English Literature from Loyola College, Allan fuses his love for literature and the sport of boxing to deliver quality copies about 'The Sweet Science.' Allan is a semi-professional soccer player for Diego Juniors FC.

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