“I’m the One Being Penalised” – Deontay Wilder Reacts on His Trilogy Against Tyson Fury Getting Postponed

Published 07/10/2021, 1:04 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)


The highly awaited trilogy bout between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder is abruptly postponed due to ‘The Gypsy King’ and his team members testing positive for Covid-19. This was a genuine shock to the entire boxing fraternity because everyone was keen to see this third meeting between the hard-hitting heavyweights.

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Also, ESPN has confirmed that this fight is postponed, however, there are no new dates pertaining to this pair’s collision. This news has left the fans in jeopardy and they now only hope to see Fury recover well and quick to be able to fight again.

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Fury’s arch-rival Wilder felt disheartened about the same. But at the same time, he didn’t hold himself back from taking a jibe at ‘The Gypsy King’. Speaking to his manager, Shelly Finkel, Wilder said, “Again now, he did wrong and I’m the one being penalized.”

After their rematch in February 2020, Wilder accused Fury of cheating and winning the fight. Alongside that, he even complained of having spiked water and his walkout costume being heavy.

After all of these comments, ‘The Bronze Bomber’ was on the receiving end of huge criticism coming from fans and fighters around the world. However, he took all of that onto his chin and moved ahead to prepare for this vicious trilogy.

He was highly keen on battling the Brit as he wanted to regain his belts. Moreover, it was also about legacy for him, and the Alabama native seemed firm on tracing the same. But it seems now he’ll have to wait in order to settle his scores with Tyson Fury.

Should Deontay Wilder face anyone next in line?

Deontay Wilder immersed himself in some stringent workout regimes to prepare for his arch-nemesis, Tyson Fury.

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)

But now, as the fight is postponed, Wilder will have to fetch his training routines until he gets a piece of positive news of Fury’s recovery.

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However, he still can face anyone next in line so that he develops a hang of the ring. That’ll eventually help him in his fight against ‘The Gypsy King’.

With that, it’ll be interesting to see what Wilder and his team come up with.

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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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