Tyson Fury Says Deontay Wider Is 10x More Dangerous Than Anthony Joshua

Published 09/10/2021, 7:00 AM EDT


Tyson Fury, arguably the best heavyweight of the time, entered the G.O.A.T. debate after becoming the first man to vanquish an elite knockout artist in Deontay Wilder. Although Fury had already achieved sheer heights of success before that, the win over Wilder cemented his spot amongst the elites. While many had believed Deontay Wilder to be invincible after his 42-1-0 run, Fury exposed the American star.

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However, he still has some respect for ‘The Bronze Bomber’ and has tagged Wilder as superior to many of his other contemporaries, like Anthony Joshua. It can also be a response to the critics who were cursing the WBC champion for choosing Wilder over ‘AJ’.

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‘The Gypsy King’ connected with IFL TV and contrasted ‘AJ’ and Wilder as his potential rivals. Tyson Fury said, “I’ve got a much more dangerous man in Deontay Wilder than Anthony Joshua will ever know how to be. Joshua x10 would never be as dangerous as Deontay. I’ve got a much more dangerous fight.”

Nevertheless, Fury hasn’t been very respectful towards Wilder. Despite praising the American KO artist, Fury has also vowed to close off the rivalry by handing another defeat to ‘The Bronze Bomber’. Meanwhile, the winner of the fight will possibly challenge the winner of Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk in a four-belt unification clash. Thus, Fury vs Wilder 3 will determine the entire structure of the heavyweight division for the upcoming days.

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Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 3 – Heavyweight War

There’s no denying that Deontay Wilder has the power that can poleaxe any man on this planet. He is fast, fierce, and has a deadly right hand. But Tyson Fury’s technicality and IQ have overpowered Wilder in the first two fights.

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 original clash was turned into a draw, with Wilder losing the rematch via TKO. Thus, the American star cannot afford another winless outing against ‘The Gypsy King’. It wouldn’t take away his achievements, but will clearly affect his relevance in the title picture.

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Hence, Fury vs Wilder 3 will go down as a must-win fight for both contenders. Who do you think will win? Tyson Fury or Deontay Wilder?

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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. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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