“Still Get the Tingles”- Bob Arum Says Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 3 Was Like a Movie

Published 12/29/2021, 2:41 AM EST
Boxing – Tyson Fury v Deontay Wilder – WBC Heavyweight Title – T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. – October 9, 2021 Tyson Fury in action against Deontay Wilder REUTERS/Steve Marcus


The last outing between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder was no less than a cinematic thriller. Filled with excitement, drama, and violence, both the heavyweight stars gave it everything. Wilder even troubled Tyson Fury and had his moments. However, ‘The Gypsy King’ emerged with the win in the eleventh round.

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Almost three months on from the fight, Bob Arum has shared his views on it and said that it is something a movie producer would think of doing.

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In a chat with IFL TV, Arum said, “Still get the tingles when I think of it. I mean, that fight was like a thing a movie, a producer on a boxing movie would think of doing. Guys going down, big guy is going down, getting up, putting the other guy down. I mean, it was as exciting of heavyweight fight as you could get. And particularly, you know, since our guy won, it made it even better. But that certainly was the highlight of the year.”

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Following the outcome, the heavyweight division title race opened up. However, Wilder is not at the forefront, as he has lost his last two fights.

Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder rivalry is a modern-day classic

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From 2018 to 2021, Fury and Wilder fought thrice. The first fight in 2018 was an instant classic where both men battered each other. It was declared a draw, paving the road for an interesting re-match. In the second fight, Tyson Fury claimed a lopsided win via a seventh-round stoppage and snatched the WBC title from Wilder.

Boxing – Tyson Fury v Deontay Wilder – WBC Heavyweight Title – T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. – October 9, 2021 Tyson Fury in action against Deontay Wilder REUTERS/Steve Marcus

Deontay Wilder had a long layoff after the loss, but returned this year and went straight after ‘The Gypsy King’. He looked brilliant in the ring and seemed eager to avenge his maiden career setback. However, ‘The Bronze Bomber’ suffered a broken hand and ran out of gas.

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Nevertheless, the fight he displayed was remarkable, and that was what made the bout interesting. Did you also think that Fury vs Wilder 3 had a cinematic feel to it?

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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. Combining his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports, he has earned a combined 3000 plus bylines over the last two years.

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