“I Was Done Wrong” – Deontay Wilder Reflects on His Dreadful Loss to Tyson Fury

Published 06/17/2021, 6:30 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – NOVEMBER 23: WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder celebrates after defeating Luis Ortiz in their title fight at MGM Grand Garden Arena on November 23, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Wilder retained his title with a seventh-round knockout. (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images)


A year ago, the scariest heavyweight of all time, Deontay Wilder, suffered a lopsided loss to his arch-nemesis, Tyson Fury. This was Wilder’s first and the most disheartening loss, which subsequently put a major fleck on his decorated resume.

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After that fight, Wilder didn’t make any ring appearances. But now he’s lined up to face the Brit in a trilogy on July 24th. Ahead of that, ‘The Bronze Bomber’ opened up to ESNEWS about his loss in the Tyson Fury rematch.

“Man, I’m so focused right now. Because I was done wrong. You know I was done wrong in front of the world. And I’m just a man of, what’s right is right and what’s wrong is wrong. You know I don’t give guys opportunity just so you can cheat me and in the end, you act like you did the world a favor. You know, you ain’t doing nothing,” he said.

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Wilder and Fury went all guns blazing against each other for the first time in 2018. After a 12-round slugfest, that contest ended in a tragic draw. Subsequently, they boxed in a rematch.

This fight was all about ‘The Gypsy King’ as he left no stones unturned in demolishing the Alabama native. In this clash, nothing went Wilder’s favor, and he ended up losing this bout after his corner threw in the towel.

Deontay Wilder is eager to hammer Tyson Fury

‘The Bronze Bomber’ might have moved on from that daunting loss to Fury. But, deep down, he wants to level the score with the Brit. This is principally why he poured cold water on Fury’s undisputed contest with Anthony Joshua.

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In order to prepare himself for this trilogy, Wilder has put himself through some stringent boxing regimes. Considering the determination on both sides, the upcoming Wilder vs Fury fight will be one for the ages. It has the potential to go down as one of the best fights in history.

Who will you be rooting for in this contest?

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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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