“I Am Moving for Deontay Wilder”- Tyron Woodley Reveals Why He Wants Tyson Fury to Lose

Published 06/30/2021, 4:34 PM EDT
LOS ANGELES, USA – DECEMBER 01: Deontay Wilder (R) lands a left hand against Tyson Fury (L) and knocks him down during WBC Heavyweight Championship at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California on December 01, 2018. (Photo by Philip Pacheco/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)


Tyron Woodley has expressed his love for both- Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder, who will collide for the WBC heavyweight belt in an epic trilogy on July 24. However, ‘Woodley has favored his fellow American boxer, Wilder, to win the concluding affair.

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Although Wilder is donning an underdog status, Woodley seems eager to watch an upset. While he is also training for his own fight against Jake Paul on August 28, ‘T-Wood’ spoke with FightHype and talked about several things. Fury vs Wilder 3 was one of them.

“I like Deontay Wilder, I like Fury. He is entertaining, he is a good boxer, he is more the people’s champ. But it’s always good to see somebody that was at the top take a bump. And if I want to see if you can get back up and go for the win. So, I am moving for Deontay Wilder, but I do like Tyson Fury though,” said Tyron Woodley.

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Deontay Wilder looks eager to grab his lost WBC title. He could have demanded the fight anytime. However, ‘The Bronze Bomber’ disrupted a possible undisputed fight to earn his third meeting with ‘The Gypsy King’. After securing the fight, he has entered a state of zen-like focus.

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Without trash-talking, Wilder has chosen silence in the build-up of his much-awaited trilogy against Fury. However, his trainer Malik Scott claims that there is a different scenario behind the scenes. Per Scott, Wilder is finely tuned in for violence and will avenge the loss in style. That said, we are less than one month away from seeing the gladiators lock horns.

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The WBC title fight would also determine the future of the possible unification fight in the heavyweight division. Hence, the fight would garner attention from every corner of the world. Apart from the title ride, the beef between the elites has further urged the fans to focus on their bout.

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The original fight, where both men entered undefeated, saw them depart with their tags intact via draw. However, Tyson Fury claimed a lopsided win in the rematch via seventh-round TKO.

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Hence, the trilogy will settle scores. The 12-rounds fight will happen in T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, and will be available live on Top Rank and PBC PPV.

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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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