‘He Has to Go in There With a Non-Emotional Approach’: Boxing Legend Gives Valuable Advice to Deontay Wilder

Published 07/10/2021, 7:30 AM EDT
NEW YORK, NY – MAY 17: Deontay Wilder looks on during his official weigh-in against Dominic Breazeale at LIU Athletic Center on May 17, 2019 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)


Deontay Wilder is aiming for retribution in his upcoming trilogy fight against Tyson Fury, which is now postponed from July 24. However, Wilder’s approach towards the fight doesn’t appear to have changed. The former WBC champion, expressed his ill-feeling towards Fury all throughout the build-up, vowing to hurt him in the ring.

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However, boxing legend Bernard Hopkins may not prefer the idea. Ahead of Deontay Wilder’s career-defining fight, Hopkins advised the heavyweight boxer on certain issues. He revealed how ‘The Bronze Bomber’ can overcome Tyson Fury in the third meeting.

Speaking with FightHype.com, ‘The Alien’ said, “I think Wilder is more emotional. He has to go in there with a non-emotional approach. I’ma say it again, he has to go in there with a non-emotional approach. Because I think every time he got in trouble, he got in trouble because he wanted that let me get you back.”

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On his last appearance in February 2020, Deontay Wilder looked helpless as Tyson Fury dominated and stopped him for the WBC heavyweight belt. The maiden loss of his pro-career affected him and he remained away from the limelight. Now, ‘The Bronze Bomber’ has a chance to revive himself, however, another loss may end his time as a championship-level fighter.

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After joining hands with his new trainer Malik Scott, Wilder looks to have found his lost fire. Despite the entire world having written him off, the American knockout artist didn’t hesitate to demand his trilogy fight against Fury. However, as Tyson Fury’s team has contracted the coronavirus, the fight will reportedly take place in October.

The delay will give the former champion more time to improve his skills. Hence, Deontay Wilder will look to use each day to help him introduce a deadlier version of himself on the fight night.

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That said, Tyson Fury will also be ready for the challenge. Hence, it will not be a straightforward job for Wider to get back the world title. But, with his skill, he will always have a chance in the ring.

Do you think Deontay Wilder can vanquish Tyson Fury?

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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