“There’s No Pressure on Me”- Confident Deontay Wilder Smiles Away at Tyson Fury’s Intense Trash Talking

Published 10/07/2021, 10:02 AM EDT


Deontay Wilder appeared tranquil ahead of his career-defining return against Tyson Fury on October 9 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Despite Fury’s verbal provocations, Wilder didn’t seem to lose his calm in the latest presser. The former champion seemingly opted to hold in all his violence for the in-ring affair. However, he detailed how several factors favor him in winning the fight.

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Deontay Wilder said, “There’s no pressure on me. And then when you have nothing to lose, it’s no pressure at all. All the pressure is on him. It’s nothing to lose. And everything to gain.”

“Your legacy only dies when the man dies when the desire and the fire is out your heart for the sport or anything that you do in life when that dies, so does your legacy. And I am well alive.”

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Tyson Fury was unfazed by all these statements. The undefeated star ruled away Wilder’s chances of overpowering him and vowed to end the rivalry with a win. Well, he has all the reasons to believe so.

Following a split draw in 2018, Tyson Fury manhandled and stopped Wilder in round seven of their 2020 rematch. It was a lopsided dominance in favor of ‘The Gypsy King’.

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Once known for wanting to kill an opponent in the ring, Deontay Wilder has shown sheer changes in this particular camp. However, his game plan can still be violent. The former world champion has moved on from the defeat, but he has refrained from getting into a serious verbal confrontation with Tyson Fury.

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As we stand a few days away from the fight, all the talk is done. The heavyweight stalwarts will lock horns, possibly for one last time, and end their rivalry. However, they will have one more hurdle before moving for an undisputed clash.

The WBC has said that the winner on October 9 shall defend the belt against Dillian Whyte, if ‘The Body Snatcher’ beats Otto Wallin on October 30. Hence, both men will be keen to win and secure another title fight.

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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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