Tyson Fury Commends Anthony Joshua but Condemns Deontay Wilder: ‘He Didn’t Make Any Excuses’

Published 10/09/2021, 2:31 AM EDT
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)


WBC champion Tyson Fury was not a fan of Deontay Wilder making excuses after losing his title in February 2020. ‘The Gypsy King’, who demeaned his American rival several times for this behavior, continues to do so in the days leading up to their trilogy.

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Tyson Fury compared Wilder’s loss to the former heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua’s pro defeats. Meanwhile, he pinpointed how ‘AJ’ reacted differently to his losses than Deontay Wilder did with his own.

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Ahead of his first WBC title defense, Fury connected with ESPN and spoke his mind. ‘The Gypsy King’  said, “You’ve seen Anthony Joshua lose all his belts to Oleksandr Usyk. He didn’t make any excuses. He didn’t cry about it. Same with the Andy Ruiz Jr knockout, never made excuses. That, in my opinion, is a different man than what I’m facing.”

For a long time, Tyson Fury was lined up to compete against Anthony Joshua in an all-English heavyweight title unification clash. However, the recent scenario has totally disrupted the idea. Joshua is no longer a world champion. And Tyson Fury must retain his WBC belt against a treacherous Deontay Wilder at any cost.

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Even after that, if Fury wins, he must beat Otto Wallin/Dillian Whyte and hope Joshua can conquer Usyk.

Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 3 – The End of a Heavyweight Beef

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Amid the mutual hatred between both contenders, Fury vs Wilder 3 can go down as the biggest heavyweight classic of the era. The score stands at 1-0-1 in favor of Tyson Fury at this point. Thus, it can either end on a straight line of 1-1-1. Or Tyson Fury can make it 2-0-1 over Wilder. Anyone up for a 1-0-2? It is possible.

NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 02: WBC Heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder and Lineal Heavyweight champion Tyson Fury face-off during the New York Press Conference at Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum on October 2, 2018 in New York City. Wilder and Fury are set to fight on December 1 at Staples Center in Los Angeles. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

The aftermath of Fury vs Wilder 3 shall also be important in crafting several potential matchups in the future. From a mandatory WBC title defense to a possible unification fight, the winner can get a lot. Hence, this heavyweight beef will end with stardom for the winner and a trip to the wilderness for the loser.

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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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