“I’m the Last Person to Blame”- Tyson Fury Reacts to the Deontay Wilder Fight Postponement

Published 07/23/2021, 6:30 AM EDT
HYDE, ENGLAND – JULY 31: Tyson Fury trains during a media workout at Hatton Health & Fitness on July 31, 2018 in Hyde, England. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)


Tyson Fury doesn’t seem to be experiencing a good time as he is reportedly recovering from the deadly coronavirus, which he contracted a few weeks back. Because of this, he will no longer appear on July 24 to defend his world title against Deontay Wilder. Hence, the promoters have moved the trilogy fight to October 9.

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Fans have solely blamed the British camp for this unforeseen delay. While Wilder seems ready to appear in action, Fury’s medical reports seem to be the only reason for the delay. However ‘The Gypsy King’ reacted to the scenario and absolved himself of any blame.

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In a chat with MailSport, Tyson Fury said “I’m the last person to blame. I don’t have a large entourage, unlike most world champions with all their a**-licking hangers on. Since coming back into full time camp I hadn’t been anywhere other than my new house here and the Top Rank gym. Nor had my team.”

“The only people whose movements I couldn’t completely control were my sparring partners, who change. They came in and out of the bubble and everyone knows this town is full of Covid. I suspect we caught it from one of them.”

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Despite the delay, the fight is still relevant to the charts. The sudden postponement of the date has also added more preparation time to both men’s camps. However, they will have to use it differently.

Will Tyson Fury be able to beat Deontay Wilder?

Coming off from a deadly virus, Fury’s medical setback can be a matter of concern for the English camp. However, ‘The Gypsy King’ doesn’t seem to be affected by the setback. Still fresh from his WBC title win over Wilder, he has constantly claimed that he will vanquish the American KO-artist once again. But a silent Deontay Wilder may have other plans on his mind.

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After a brief period of remaining silent, Wilder returned to headlines by bagging his third fight against Tyson Fury.

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With a sheer dedication in training camp, we might see ‘The Bronze Bomber’ stun the world. However, that will not take away Tyson Fury’s chances of winning the fight, despite his temporary setback. Nevertheless, Deontay Wilder will look to maximize his advantage to the fullest and deny Fury the win and bragging rights.

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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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