“It Was Not a Loss for Him”- Teofimo Lopez Reveals Why Deontay Wilder Benefitted From Tyson Fury Rematch

Published 09/29/2021, 9:30 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NV – FEBRUARY 22: (in black//yellow trunks) Tyson Fury goes 7 rounds with Deontay Wilder at the MGM Grand Hotel February 22, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Tyson Fury took the win by TKO in the 7th round as the towel was thrown in by the Wilder team for the world heavyweight championship in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by MB Media/Getty Images)


Deontay Wilder came across the most humiliating phase of his boxing career after losing the WBC strap to Tyson Fury via seventh-round TKO in February 2020. However, not everyone sees the American star’s last fight as a loss. Looking upon Wilder’s alarming resume of 42-1-1, several people believe Wilder has learned a lot from his sole career loss to ‘The Gypsy King’.

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Unified lightweight champion Teofimo Lopez is one of them. ‘Take Over’ recently sat with Fight Hub to talk about several things. One topic was Fury vs Wilder 3.

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‘Take Over’ said, “I think he has a different game plan you know. He is training with Malik Scott. And he is looking good. You know Wilder is looking good. He looks ready, he looks determined. So you know it’s a great matchup.”

Teofimo Lopez added, “I think that with Wilder you know. It was not a loss for him, it was a lesson learned.”

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However, it was quite a tragic lesson for the ex-WBC champion, who seemed invincible until that point. Tyson Fury poleaxed Deontay Wilder, prompting the Alabama native’s corner to throw in the towel midway through round 7.

The memory of that will be fresh in his head once he steps into the ring on October 9. However, it will be on ‘The Bronze Bomber’ to carry his pre-fight determination into the ring and clear his mind of any distractions at the T-Mobile Arena.

Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury 3- Both Men are Ready

After two gruesome encounters, Wilder seems aware of the fact that Fury is a technical master. Hence, it would require more than power to outclass him. On a new journey after the loss, Wilder, who is training with former rival Malik Scott, has added several new weapons to his arsenal. Fans have gotten a glimpse of this.

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Meanwhile, Tyson Fury is as confident as he could be, especially after the last win against Wilder. He believes Wilder doesn’t have what it takes to beat him and has promised an even quicker finish this time around. Hence, with their words and actions, both men are ready for war.

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Who do you think will triumph? Tyson Fury or Deontay Wilder?

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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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