“The Eyes of the Gods of War Are Upon You” – Mike Tyson Picks His Winner for Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder

Published 10/09/2021, 9:43 PM EDT
CANNES, FRANCE – MAY 21: Former Boxer Mike Tyson arrives at the ‘Che’ Premiere at the Palais des Festivals during the 61st International Cannes Film Festival on May 21, 2008 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)


Tyson Fury will defend his WBC heavyweight title against Deontay Wilder in what will be the last bout of the trilogy. Fury came out on top in their last fight and won the bout via a TKO to win the WBC heavyweight title. This was the second fight between them, as the first fight ended in a draw.

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In the build-up to the third fight, both Fury and Wilder have let their feelings known to each other. Both fighters will also enter the contest at their heaviest, with Wilder weighing 238 lbs and Fury at 277 lbs.

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With many people making their picks for the fight, boxing legend Mike Tyson has backed Tyson Fury to come out on top. He tweeted, The eyes of the Gods of war are upon you Tyson Fury.” 

Mike Tyson, in an interview, said, “You know, Deontay Wilder has nothing to be sad about or nothing to complain about; he’s fought great fights. I just think Tyson Fury has his number.”

A video of Mike Tyson celebrating Fury’s win over Wilder after their last fight also made rounds.

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Tyson Fury and ‘The Bronze Bomber’ will put their rivalry to rest on October 9, 2021, when both of them meet for the third time.

Their first fight ended in a draw, after which a second fight between the two was announced. In the second fight, The Gypsy King’ annihilated Wilder and took home the WBC heavyweight title.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – FEBRUARY 22: Tyson Fury knocks down Deontay Wilder in the fifth round 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)

‘The Gypsy King’ walked down Wilder and eliminated his punching power, thus keeping ‘The Bronze Bomber’ on the back foot.

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Deontay, 42-0-1 before his fight against Fury, had won 41 out of 42 fights via knockout. Hence, everyone was expecting him to land some big shots on Fury, and perhaps improve on his knockdowns from 2018. While he couldn’t do that last time, he will look to do so this time and show that his training has paid dividends.

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The climax of the trilogy is going to be very exciting. ‘The Baddest Man On The Planet’ is backing Fury, but will he be disappointed? Or will we have a celebration akin to February 2020?

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Arunaditya Aima

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Arunaditya is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. Having completed his Post Graduate Diploma in Multimedia Journalism from IIJNM, Arunaditya aspires to be an important voice in the world of MMA and interview the likes of Jon Jones, Conor McGregor, Amanda Nunes, and other such superstars of the sport. He has followed the sport for over a decade and is an ardent fan of Georges St-Pierre, who he believes is the greatest of all time.

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