Joe Rogan Not Satisfied With Deontay Wilder’s New Training Video: ‘He’s Gonna Need Some Tune-Up Fights’

Published 05/13/2021, 2:19 AM EDT
BIRMINGHAM, AL – JUNE 13: WBC World Heavyweight Champion Deontay Wilder throws a punch to Eric Molina at the Bartow Arena on June 13, 2015 in Birmingham, Alabama. (Photo by David A. Smith/Getty Images)


A couple of days back, Deontay Wilder dropped a slick training video that took the entire fight world by storm. In this video, the ex-WBC heavyweight champ showcased his altogether new version, while damaging the mitts.

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Recently, the UFC commentator and analyst, Joe Rogan shed some light on Wilder’s training video. The Canadian TV personality Russell Peters, who also joined him on The Joe Rogan Experience, said, “Oh, he (Wilder) looks like a completely different fighter. I think you could find that.”

Rogan sponsored his thought and said, “Oh, is he like using a lot of jabs in that video!” Peters even asserted that Wilder, who doesn’t just land wild punches in this video, actually looks like a boxer.

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Rogan added, “Don’t you think he needs a few fights like that with lower-tier competition?… He’s gonna need some tune-up fights.”

The last time Wilder stepped inside the squared circle was against the stout Brit, Tyson Fury. The pair fought each other in February 2020 for the WBC heavyweight titles. To everyone’s surprise, ‘The Bronze Bomber’ went to the canvas for the very first time in his career.

Not just once, but ‘The Gypsy King’ dropped the Alabama native multiple times in the fight. As the fight progressed, Wilder was wobbling and couldn’t land one significant strike on Fury. Consequently, he ended up losing that bout in round 7 with a vicious T/KO.

Since then, Wilder hasn’t returned to the game. But he has definitely overcome that loss. Hence, he is now looking forward to making an ecstatic return.

Can Deontay Wilder revive his boxing career from hereon?

Prior to confronting Fury, Wilder ranked among the most daunting faces of the big men’s division. Despite a loss in his previous fight, ‘The Bronze Bomber’ still showcases a sublime track record of 42 wins with just 1 loss.

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Also, with his above training video, Wilder looks in just the ideal shape and mindset to put his boxing career back on track.

But, the 35-year-old will have to search for some contenders who could give him a hang of the ring once again.

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That said, it’ll be interesting to see who he gets lined up with to display his newly learned boxing prowess. What do you draw off Joe Rogan’s comments? Who is an ideal opponent for Deontay Wilder at this stage?

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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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