“I Have Got a Much Harder Task”- Tyson Fury Claims Deontay Wilder Is More Dangerous Than Oleksandr Usyk

Published 10/06/2021, 7:30 AM EDT
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 15: Tyson Fury speaks at the press conference with Deontay Wilder at The Novo by Microsoft at L.A. Live on June 15, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Meg Oliphant/Getty Images)


Tyson Fury, who will face Deontay Wilder on October 9, believes that he has a dangerous task on Saturday. Ahead of his WBC title defense against ‘The Bronze Bomber’, ‘The Gypsy King’ sat with Ariel Helwani and shared his views on umpteen factors. He compared the magnitude of his fight with Wilder to that of Joshua’s bout vs Oleksandr Usyk.

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Tyson Fury said, “I have got a much harder task in my opinion than Joshua had. Joshua was messing with some cruiserweight, who was going to beat him on points, if he lost. I am messing with a man who can end you at any time of the day. Any time of the round with either hand. So, my task is much more dangerous. But I am much more capable. So, I welcome it.”

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Deontay Wilder, with 41 KO wins in 44 fights, and two knockdowns against Fury is definitely a dangerous name. On October 9, ‘The Bronze Bomber’ will have 36 minutes to connect one clean hit to end ‘The Gypsy King’.

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Hence, fans can look at this as Fury building on his comments of Wilder being the most dangerous heavyweight and giving the former champion the respect that his record and skill set command.

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All eyes are on the heavyweight stars- Fury and Wilder as they will end their rivalry with the third and final clash. Although Fury looks favorable to defend his WBC belt, Wilder has every ability to turn the tables. The A-listed KO artist claims that he is in his best form for the trilogy fight.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JUNE 14: Boxer Tyson Fury poses during a ceremonial weigh-in at MGM Grand Garden Arena on June 14, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Fury will meet Tom Schwarz in a heavyweight bout on June 15 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Thus, Tyson Fury should be prepared for a long night. On beating Wilder, he can actually be considered the ‘G.O.A.T.’ of his era. This particular status will further be helpful for Fury to garner several blockbuster matchups (against the likes of Oleksandr Usyk and Anthony Joshua). So, the dangerous Deontay Wilder is his key to unlock new challenges in his pugilistic career.

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What do you make of Fury’s comparison of his fight to the September 25 fight?

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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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