Tyson Fury Notifies Deontay Wilder About Glove Tampering: “I Have a Terrible Tendency for Sticking Two Dusters on Each Hand”

Published 09/25/2021, 8:46 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)


Back in February 2020, Deontay Wilder capitulated to the first defeat of his boxing career. This loss came in via a T/KO in round 7. Several days later, Wilder accused his Tyson Fury of stuffing his gloves with some objects.

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He also gave in several reasons for his loss, like having spiked water during the fight and wearing a heavy walkout costume.

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A year and a half after that disheartening loss, Wilder is preparing for his shot at redemption against ‘The Gypsy King’ on October 9. Ahead of the fight, Fury taunted Wilder, asking him to check anything suspicious before they enter the ring.

Speaking to The Volume Sports, he said, “This time, please double check my gloves for knuckle dusters and knives before the fight. Because I have a terrible tendency for sticking two dusters on each hand before fights. It’s terrible.” (h/t Michael Benson)

Wilder and Fury’s fights rank among the best boxing collisions of all time. Their rematch holds a special place in fans’ minds because they say saw someone batter the intimidating Wilder for the very first time.

From the first bell itself, ‘The Gypsy King’ pummeled Wilder and denied him the space to stretch to launch his right hand. As the Alabama native’s defense was poor in that fight, he had nothing to fall back on. Hence, he knows what he needs to do to make the final battle different.

Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury – Will the third fight be any different from their second tussle?

‘The Bronze Bomber’ Wilder and Tyson Fury will look to settle their rivalry on October 9.

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This fight might go the same and fans might only get to see Fury coming ahead and hammering Wilder again. Throughout his career, Wilder relied heavily on his right hand, but the Brit exposed him badly for the same and won the rematch.

LAS VEGAS, NV – FEBRUARY 22: (in black//yellow trunks) Tyson Fury goes 7 rounds with Deontay Wilder at the MGM Grand Hotel February 22, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Tyson Fury took the win by TKO in the 7th round as the towel was thrown in by the Wilder team for the world heavyweight championship in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by MB Media/Getty Images)

That said, the third fight may be a repeat of their second meet. However, things can turn if Wilder comes up with something more than his right hand. Hence, it is on ‘The Bronze Bomber’ to ensure that October 2021 and February 2020 aren’t the same.

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Based on Wilder’s training clips, fans can expect the fight to be different.

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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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