Lucas Brown Lashes Out at Deontay Wilder, Asks Him to ‘Leave the Sport for Good’

Published 03/18/2021, 3:00 PM EDT
NEW YORK, NY – MARCH 03: Deontay Wilder is tended to in his corner against Luis Ortiz during their WBC Heavyweight Championship fight at Barclays Center on March 3, 2018 in the Brooklyn Borough of New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)


A year ago, the most intimidating heavyweight prospect, Deontay Wilder, succumbed to a brutal T/KO loss to Tyson Fury. It was his first and perhaps the only loss in an extensive career. Ever since then Wilder hasn’t fought and has stayed out of action. In fact, he gave several reasons for his loss against Fury, which caught every boxing enthusiast’s eye.

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Recently, the former heavyweight champion, Lucas Browne, was in a conversation with World Boxing News. Here, ‘Big Daddy’ seemed livid with ‘Bronze Bomber’s excuses. He even asked Wilder to hang his gloves from the sport.

‘Big Daddy’ said, “For me, Deontay Wilder is just making excuses for getting beat fair and square. He can’t handle losing.”

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – FEBRUARY 22: Deontay Wilder (L) grabs Tyson Fury during their Heavyweight bout for Wilder’s WBC and Fury’s lineal heavyweight title on February 22, 2020 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Browne continued, “At this point, he’s looking like a spoilt kid and hard to work with entirely. He can’t box, he has one punch, and that’s it. So he needs to do what he’s good at or leave the sport for good.”

Browne feels Wilder exhibits a limited amount of prowess and he principally dwells on his right hand. He even believes that this is high-time for the Alabama native to polish up his skill sets and unleash a better version of himself.

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Can Deontay Wilder ever reclaim his heavyweight throne?

The ‘Bronze Bomber’ enjoyed a one sided-run in the big men’s division prior to facing Tyson Fury. He annihilated all of his opponents with just one punch, but the same wasn’t enough to dispatch Tyson Fury.

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Tyson Fury is one smart pugilist and has the audacity to transition spontaneously during the fight. He changed certain levels in the Wilder rematch, and the latter couldn’t break his true game-plan. This led to a huge battering for Wilder and this contest slid off his hands.

However, if the 35-year-old wants to reclaim his heavyweight title, he’ll have to bring in some serious changes to his current style and avoid lamenting on the fight from almost 13 months ago

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Do you agree with Lucas Browne’s remarks on Deontay Wilder?

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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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