Tyson Fury Details an Amusing Anecdote From His First Fight With Deontay Wilder

Published 10/05/2021, 8:47 AM EDT
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 15: Tyson Fury speaks at the press conference with Deontay Wilder at The Novo by Microsoft at L.A. Live on June 15, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Meg Oliphant/Getty Images)


Tyson Fury is a comic boxing character loved by fans all around the globe. As famous as he is for his boxing skills, the Brit is equally known for his out-of-the-box trash talks and amusing incidents.

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This weekend, ahead of his fight against Deontay Wilder, ‘The Gypsy King’ opened up on an incident that took place in 2018, just before a day he was slated to fight Wilder.

He said, ‘‘When I was boxing Deontay Wilder in Los Angeles, in 2018. It was the night before the fight. I have to search, go downstairs, and have a beer. So I thought, you know, what I’m fighting to the heavyweight championship of the world. My body’s telling me I want to a beer. I’m going to go downstairs and have one.”

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“So I ended up having a beer, and I felt good went to bed early night. And I thought great next day, and I put up a fight.”

Fury‘s first bout with Wilder was his ultimate test in order to make a solid statement. It is safe to say that he gave his absolute best and shook Wilder many times in this fight. However, the iconic moment that went down in history is when he rose like a phoenix after eating clean right from ‘The Bronze Bomber’.

Tyson Fury put on a beating on Deontay Wilder in their rematch

Wilder and Fury’s first fight ended with a draw, resulting in an undeniable rematch. Consequently, the duo fought again in 2020. This time it was all about Fury smothering the hard hitter.

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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 Lancashire native had a game plan in mind and moved ahead with his shots. That said, he executed everything he wanted to, administered a beating on the champion, and won the fight via a T/KO in round 7.

This was his biggest career win as he became a champion after almost five years and went down as the only man to beat Deontay Wilder.

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Could Fury opt to have a beer on the even of the fight and follow a tried and tested ritual ahead of matches against ‘The Bronze Bomber’?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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