“He’s a Sucker for Punishment” – Tyson Fury Mocks Deontay Wilder

Published 05/23/2021, 6:00 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – FEBRUARY 22: Tyson Fury enters the ring prior to the Heavyweight bout for Wilder’s WBC and Fury’s lineal heavyweight title against Deontay Wilder on February 22, 2020 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)


Tyson Fury is all charged up to confront Deontay Wilder in a momentous trilogy bout. Fury was ringside for the Taylor vs Ramirez event. It was at this venue that he signed on the dotted line to take on ‘The Bronze Bomber’ yet again.

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In an interaction with ESPN, ‘The Gypsy King’ fired some extensive verbal blows on his long-time foe. He said, “You know, I think he’s gonna get a good roll of the dice. This is his last hurrah. I’ve got his heart, his soul, his mojo, everything of Deontay Wilder. Any bit of substance of Deontay Wilder, I’ve got it right here in me pocket. I carry it around with me for the last 18 months.”

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“I’ve injured his shoulder, took his bicep but yet he wants to get in there with me again. He’s either one of two things absolutely crazy or he’s a sucker for punishment”

Fury also referred to the last time he met Wilder in the ring. The pair boxed for the WBC heavyweight title in February 2020. Right from the first second in this contest, ‘The Gypsy King’ exhibited an offensive approach and smothered Wilder.

Consequently, it became difficult for Wilder to handle Fury’s skill sets, prompting Mark Breland to throw in the towel in round 7 of this high-voltage bout. Based on his comments, he ‘The Gypsy King’ extremely keen on an encore.

Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury- A high-stakes bout?

The WBC heavyweight champ was all set to battle Anthony Joshua for the undisputed heavyweight championship. Unfortunately, his aspirations to become undisputed are temporarily on hold.

To secure that fight, Fury will have to defeat the scary Deontay Wilder. And Wilder will not want to be looked at as a stepping stone for ‘The Gypsy King’. Hence, ‘The Bronze Bomber’ will walk into this high-stakes fight with supreme confidence.

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Over the past few months, ‘The Bronze Bomber’ has spent considerable time in training, preparing to unleash his new self. And he’ll be waiting to get his hands on Tyson Fury in a career-defining fight.

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That said, this fight has all the necessary ingredients to go down as one of the best events of 2021. It’ll be interesting to see who among the two comes out on top.

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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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