Tyson Fury Look-Alike Flies to Alabama to Help Deontay Wilder Prepare for Next Fight

Published 09/19/2021, 10:00 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NV – FEBRUARY 21: Tyson Fury yells at Deontay Wilder as the two were kept apart from facing off during todays weigh-in at MGM Grand Hotel Friday February 21, 2020. Tyson Fury will be fighting Deontay Wilder for the second time Saturday for the world heavyweight championship Saturday in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by MB Media/Getty Images)


Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury are just a few days away from getting their hands on each other for the third time. The duo last met in February 2020, wherein Fury outclassed the scary Wilder to become the WBC heavyweight champ. This time, the Brit will defend his strap against Wilder and will look to solidify his legacy.

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However, Wilder, who has been training hard, won’t go down easily. In fact, in yet another unique method, ‘The Bronze Bomber’ roped in a Tyson Fury look-alike for his sparring session. ESPN Ringside shared the image of Wilder’s sparring session with this look-alike of his foe.

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More than revenge, this trilogy fight is the most important fight in Wilder’s career, as it will determine his standing among the top contenders of the division.

The last time he confronted Fury, he was dominated right from the opening bell. From the first round itself, ‘The Gypsy King’ showed his intent by moving ahead with his jabs and right hooks. Capitalizing on that later, Fury dropped Wilder multiple times, thus breaking his confidence.

Finally, in round 7, the referee stopped the fight after Wilder‘s trainer threw a towel inside the ring.

Following that, the only thing on the Alabama native’s mind was a trilogy bout. Hence, now that he has gotten it, he will look to leave the arena with the green WBC belt.

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Can Deontay Wilder get over the line this time?

Wilder, in his rematch with Fury, didn’t seem to be in his true element. Also, many fans questioned his preparation for that fight. But this time, the Alabama native is coming prepared with umpteen weapons in his artillery. On October 9, Wilder will look to bring something more than his right hand.

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)

Given the training videos he has made available, fans have great expectations from him in this bout. Hence, his approach on October 9 will be interesting. Do you think Deontay Wilder gets his revenge this time?

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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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