‘I Got Eight Weeks Till I Smash Deontay Wilder’s Face’: Tyson Fury Begins Training for Wilder Trilogy

Published 06/01/2021, 9:30 AM EDT
Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury during the WBC Heavyweight Championship bout at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday December 1, 2018. See PA story BOXING Los Angeles. Photo credit should read: Lionel Hahn/PA Wire (Photo by Lionel Hahn/PA Images via Getty Images)


The past few weeks have been controversial for Tyson Fury, but that hasn’t strayed his focus away from boxing. Following an official confirmation over the Deontay Wilder trilogy, ‘The Gypsy King’ has begun training and has sent a stern message to his rival.

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Although Fury was already undergoing an active camp for the unification showdown against Joshua, he has already started training specifically for Deontay Wilder. The WBC champion posted a short clip on social media, updating the world about his ongoing camp.

In the video, Tyson Fury said, “Day in the gym finished, camp started today guys. I got eight weeks till I smash Deontay Wilder’s face right in front of him. Can’t wait to do that, 24 of July. Tune in.”

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Meanwhile, Deontay Wilder has also given an update regarding his comeback plans. Following a team-up with trainer Malik Scott, ‘The Bronze Bomber’ appears to have found his lost fire. His recent sparring clips also reflect the intensity that Wider holds.

Moreover, Deontay Wilder will try to reclaim his WBC heavyweight belt and will have to produce his best performance against Tyson Fury. So, both men will seemingly unload a violent game against each other, citing an intriguing collision ahead.

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Following two back-to-back encounters in 2018 and 2020, the final nail to the coffin would be planted this year. The 12-round main event will be held in Las Vegas, and the winner will take a step ahead towards the unification fight. Meanwhile, it would also be an important fight for Deontay Wilder’s legacy.

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After suffering his sole career loss to Fury in February 2020, Wilder lost his dominance in the heavyweight division. On bagging a win, he would resurrect his aura and can rightly become a 2x world champion. While there’s a lot on the line for Deontay Wilder, it would also a must-win fight for Tyson Fury.

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If the Brit champion loses the fight, he would have to give up his right to claim a unification against Anthony Joshua. Moreover, it would further complicate the heavyweight championship ride. So, the WBC heavyweight title fight is an important step for both the futures of the boxer and the division.

Do you see Tyson Fury beating Deontay Wilder again? Or can the tables turn this time around?

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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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