“I Am Batman, He Is Robin”- Deontay Wilder Opens Up on His Current Relationship with Tyson Fury

Published 06/16/2021, 7:11 AM EDT
NEW YORK, NY – MARCH 03: Deontay Wilder is tended to in his corner against Luis Ortiz during their WBC Heavyweight Championship fight at Barclays Center on March 3, 2018 in the Brooklyn Borough of New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)


Following an intense face-off, Deontay Wilder has finally broken the silence on his relationship with Tyson Fury. The former WBC heavyweight champion chose not to say a word during the press conference, and let his trainer Malik Scott handle the mic. However, Wilder spoke out after the formal meet up.

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Ahead of the biggest fight of his career, ‘The Bronze Bomber’, who appears calm, has also justified the reason for his calmness. Wilder connected with ESNEWS and revealed why he didn’t trash-talk with Tyson Fury.

Deontay Wilder said, “He [Tyson Fury] looks for me to entertain, and then he is like my co-captain. He is like my partner in crime. I am Batman, he is Robin, type stuff. But now I’m let him do his thing and see how entertaining he would be because it’s the same old.”

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Tyson Fury apparently walked the same road and didn’t disrespect Deontay Wilder. Both men were formal with each other and avoided adding extra spice to their bad-blood feud. That said, Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury also shared an unnatural stare-down, lasting for almost 6 minutes.

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When they collide on July 24 in Las Vegas, the heavyweight division will see one of its historic rivalries end. As of now, Tyson Fury is 1-0 over Deontay Wilder. The first fight in 2018 ended in a controversial draw. In the rematch in 2020, Tyson Fury claimed a 7 round TKO win. Hence, Wilder will be desperate to get on the scoreboard.

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The silent face-off from last night doesn’t reflect the animosity both men share. As they might share a ring for the last time, Wilder stands at a very crucial moment. He has disrupted an undisputed title fight to take his chance at the WBC heavyweight belt.

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Hence, the boxing world would demand a lot from their former champion. Meanwhile, it would be a career-defining moment for him, as a loss can doom Wilder to sheer criticism. However, victory would take him to new heights, leveling the scoreboard between the heavyweight elites.

Do you think Deontay Wilder can shock everyone as the world watches?

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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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