“I’m Just Solely Stuck on That” – Deontay Wilder Talks About the 6-Minute Stare with Tyson Fury

Published 06/16/2021, 11:30 AM EDT
NEW YORK, NY – March 2: MANDATORY CREDIT Bill Tompkins/Getty Images Deontay Wilder speaks to the press during the weighin for his upcoming Heavyweight fight against Luis Ortiz at the Barclay Center in Brooklyn, New Yorkon March 2, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Bill Tompkins/Getty Images)


Deontay Wilder will finally get his hands on Tyson Fury on July 24th. He waited desperately for this encounter. Now, it is just days away from unfolding. Recently, the heavyweight pair was involved in a press conference for this trilogy.

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In this much-awaited press conference, Wilder and Fury came face-to-face with each other. At the event, much to everyone’s surprise, they ended up staring at each other for 6 minutes.

This went down as the longest stare-down in boxing history, which eventually attracted the attention of the hardcore and casual boxing fans. Post the press conference, Wilder was involved in a chat with ESNEWS where he talked about this fierce stare-down and more.

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He said, “Most definitely. You know, I just mean business. I didn’t come here to pull around.”

“I’m strictly business when it comes to this fight. I’m just solely stuck on that.”

Wilder and Fury locked horns with each other for the first time in 2018. In this contest, everyone expected the Alabama native to smother Fury and finish him in the initial rounds of the fight. But in an absolute shocker, this contest went the distance, ending in a tragic draw.

The second time these two came face-to-face was in February 2020. In this high-voltage rematch, and Wilder was eager to derail Fury’s hype. But the Brit staggered the entire world with his performance and battered ‘The Bronze Bomber’. Ever since then, the latter has asked for a rematch as he’s keen to settle the scores.

Is Deontay Wilder in the most ideal mindset for the Tyson Fury trilogy?

Even in the recent press conference and confrontation with Tyson Fury, Deontay Wilder didn’t speak much.

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NEW YORK, NY – MAY 17: Deontay Wilder looks on during his official weigh-in against Dominic Breazeale at LIU Athletic Center on May 17, 2019 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

And also with his above comments, it’s clear that Wilder is focusing on the actual fight, rather than the talks and buildups.

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That said, ‘The Bronze Bomber’ seems in the most ideal mindset and he is ready to roar on July 24th. What do you draw off Wilder’s aforementioned comments? Will keeping this fight strictly business benefit him?

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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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