“Losing Fights Doesn’t Define Us as Fighters” – Tyson Fury With Some Rare Words of Praise for Deontay Wilder

Published 09/13/2021, 1:57 PM EDT
LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 13: Tyson Fury of England reacts during a press conference ahead of his heavyweight match against Tom Schwarz at BT Sport Studios on May 13, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Alex Burstow/Getty Images)


Tyson Fury is currently in training camp preparing for his fight against the former Heavyweight champ, Deontay Wilder. The two rivals will face each other in the ring for the third time. Promoters are billing the fight as ‘Once and for All’ as the winner of this fight will walk away with all the bragging rights and two belts.

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After several contract negotiations fell through, the buildup to the fight got very interesting. Tyson Fury wanted to take on his fellow countryman Anthony ‘AJ’ Joshua, and Deontay Wilder won an arbitration hearing. The fight promises to be as eventful as the buildup.

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Despite all the trash talk and banter back and forth, Tyson ‘The Gypsy King’ Fury had some words of praise for his American foe. In an interview with Frank Warren’s Queensberry Promotions Tyson Fury praised Deontay ‘The Bronze Bomber’ Wilder, calling him one of the best boxers of this generation. He also reminded fans that losses do not define a boxer’s career.

“Losing fights doesn’t define us as fighters. It’s what we do from there, how we come back, and how we go over, and how we move on in life. You know, Muhammad Ali had five losses, Mike Tyson had the same. A lot of great fighters, they lose fights but it doesn’t define their careers.”

Tyson Fury then obviously also went on to predict that he will viciously knock Wilder. Wilder, on the other hand, changed his approach towards the third fight. The American has remained much calmer and much more focused on his training rather than engaging in a war of words with Fury.

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Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder III

On October 9, the world will know if Fury can back his talk up once again, or if Wilder can regain his lost titles. The pair will face each other in the ring at the T-Mobile Arena in the fight capital of the world, Las Vegas, Nevada.

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The fight will also determine which of the two fighters will get to face Anthony Joshua to fight for the rest of the titles in the Heavyweight division. Who are you rooting for on October 9, Deontay Wilder or Tyson Fury?

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Allan Binoy

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Allan Binoy is a Combat Sports Author at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in English Literature. Allan is a semi-professional football player for Diego Juniors FC.

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