Tyson Fury Reveals the Exact Moment He Knew He Won the Third Fight With Deontay Wilder

Published 11/23/2022, 2:45 PM EST
LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 01: Tyson Fury speaks to the media during the Tyson Fury v Dilian Whyte press conference at Wembley Stadium on March 01, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by James Chance/Getty Images)

WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury and former champion Deontay Wilder competed in one of the best trilogies in boxing. The two heavyweight behemoths dished it out in the ring for three fights, giving their all to defeat the other. Fury got the best of ‘The Bronze Bomber’, beating him twice in their three fights.

Despite suffering two knockdowns in their third fight, The Gypsy King was able to get back and knockout Wilder in the 11th round. However, this was not the moment Fury knew he had won the third fight. In his auto-biography Gloves Off, Fury revealed that he knew he was going to win at the press conference before the bout. He claimed that Wilder’s body language showed a lack of self-belief, and knew he would be able to exploit this to his advantage.

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When the time came for me to face Wilder in the ring for the third time, I knew he was there for the taking again because he’d sat through our LA press conference in June wearing a pair of sunglasses and a set of headphones. That had revealed a serious lack of self-belief,” said Fury.

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Fury is the only man that Widler has not been able to beat in his career. This certainly played a factor in their third fight after Widler was shocked at Fury’s resilience in coming back from two knockdowns to win the fight.

Tyson Fury compares himself to a telepathic hero

In the biography, Fury also compared himself to a telepathic superhero who could read people’s minds. He stated that he was similar to Professor X, who is a fictional hero with mind-controlling powers. “When it came to the type of mind games needed to dominate the headlines before a fight, I was a master like Professor X. The X-Men mutant with telepathic powers who could affect a person’s thoughts from 250 miles away.” said Fury.

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Tyson Fury during the BOXXER Fight Night at the SSE Arena, Wembley in London. Picture date: Saturday November 20, 2021. (Photo by Kieran Cleeves/PA Images via Getty Images)

Although the heavyweight champion might not be able to read minds perfectly, he certainly has a knack for reading body language. This, in turn, is no less than a superpower in a sport where fighters long for any minuscule advantage.

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Sahil Sood

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Sahil Sood is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication, and holds a keen interest in the 'sweet science'. His journey towards following boxing began when he first saw the highlights of Mike Tyson as a teenager, and then closely followed the rise of Floyd Mayweather.

Edited By: Ajinkya Aswale

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