“This Is the Man to Feed My Craving”- Deontay Wilder Expresses Nasty Intentions Against Tyson Fury After a Silent Stare-Down

Published 06/16/2021, 7:37 AM EDT
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MAY 18: Deontay Wilder looks at the crowd and celebrates after knocking out Dominic Breazeale in the first round during their bout for Wilder’s WBC heavyweight championship at Barclays Center on May 18, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Anthony Geathers/Getty Images)


Although Deontay Wilder chose silence in the first official press conference of his trilogy against Tyson Fury, he doesn’t appear to have changed his emotions towards his rival. The American boxer has vowed to beat Tyson Fury and has claimed that he would do damage beyond that.

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Although Fury appears to be the favorite, Wilder’s recent statements reflect his sheer animosity towards ‘The Gypsy King’. Following a formal press conference, ‘The Bronze Bomber’ connected exclusively with ESNEWS, shocking several fans all over the world with his words.

Deontay Wilder said, “I want to do more than just knock him out. You know people know what I talk bout. I don’t really have to express myself too strongly. They know what I want, and I think this is the man to feed my craving of one more particular thing.”

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“And if you are fans of mine, or you have been keeping on with me. You already know what I am talking about. (smirked)”

Deontay Wilder is one of the most terrific punchers in the heavyweight division, amassing 41 KOs in 44 pro-fights. The former champion went on a tear before suffering his sole career loss to Fury in 2020.

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That ended his 43-fight long unbeaten streak spanning almost 12 years. Hence, he will be hungry as he knows a win here will work wonders in proving that he had an off day in the second fight. The fact that he wants to do more than just knock Fury out shows his eagerness to win.

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Following two big clashes that saw Fury lead the scoreboard 1-0, the trilogy will unfold on July 24. T-Mobile Arena will host the fight, with PBC and Top Rank as the official promoters. Furthermore, Tyson Fury’s WBC strap will be at stake.

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Meanwhile, both men will relinquish a similar span of inactivity as they have faced no one since their last meeting in February 2020. Hence, the trilogy has a lot in store for them, as well as the fans.

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On winning the showdown, either man will walk towards a unification showdown. As it would also settle the rivalry between Fury and Wilder, the trilogy bout is one of the most important matchups at this stage.

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Do you think Deontay Wilder can shock the world and satisfy “his craving”? Let us know in the comments.

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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. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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