Tyson Fury Takes Shot at “ Big Excuse-Making Bully” Deontay Wilder as He Returns to Training  

Published 08/05/2021, 11:25 PM EDT
NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 02: WBC Heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder and Lineal Heavyweight champion Tyson Fury face-off during the New York Press Conference at Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum on October 2, 2018 in New York City. Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury are set to fight on December 1 at Staples Center in Los Angeles. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)


Both Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury have received new fights after the collapse of their mega British showdown. Joshua will fight undisputed cruiserweight champion Oleksandr Usyk on September 25. On the other hand, Tyson Fury will run it back with his long-time rival Deontay Wilder for a third time on October 9.

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Initially, ‘The Gypsy King’ and his American opponent were scheduled to face each other on July 24. However, the bout had to be pushed to October as Fury revealed that he had tested positive for Covid-19. This announcement came as a surprise to many and Tyson Fury has faced some backlash as well.

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Deontay Wilder accused him of faking his test results to get a training camp extension. Many others in the boxing community supported his claim. Even Fury’s sparring partner, Michael Hunter, shared it would not surprise him even if ‘The Gypsy King’ faked his results.

However, Tyson Fury recently went off on Deontay Wilder on social media. After a training session, ‘The Gypsy King’ took shots at his rival and expressed his impatience to get in the ring with him. Tyson Fury even called him an “excuse-making bully”.

Thinking about smashing Wilder’s face right in again. Cannot wait for it to get here. You big excuse-making bully dosser, you piece of rubbish. You’re nothing worth of breath that God gave you,” said Tyson Fury.

Deontay Wilder could be a real problem for Tyson Fury

Most fans associate Deontay Wilder with his rivalry and fights with Tyson Fury. However, a deeper look into his professional record proves that ‘The Bronze Bomber’ is a phenomenal athlete with 42 straight wins, 1 loss, and 1 draw. In his 44 professional career bouts, he has faced some of the biggest names in the heavyweight division, like Chris Arreola and Luis Ortiz.

Deontay Wilder is a knockout artist in the purest sense as he holds an impeccable finish rate; out of his 42 wins, he has ended 41 of those by knockout. His explosive striking approach has proven to be effective in most of his fights. However, Tyson Fury deciphered and defused Wilder’s game plan with exceptional movement and defense in both fights. The Alabama native’s lack of defense and knockout-centric approach led to his first-ever loss in early 2020.

However, recent training videos shared by Deontay Wilder show some significant developments in his overall game. In these videos, Wilder can be seen applying better footwork and movement. His pad-work and striking also seem incredible.

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Many fans make the argument that there is nothing new that Deontay Wilder can bring to the table this time around. However, a stronger defense and smarter in-ring movement can change the course of a fight. An improved and determined Wilder could be a genuine threat to ‘The Gypsy King’ in the trilogy fight.

This fight is critical for both fighters, as this could be a direct gateway to an undisputed title fight. Who do you think deserves a shot at claiming the heavyweight throne – Fury or Wilder?

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Sanjit Misra

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Sanjit Misra is a boxing author at EssentiallySports. Sanjit fused this passion for writing with his love for jabs, hooks, weaves, and uppercuts and entered the realm of boxing journalism. The elegance, the science, the techniques, and the finesse of hand-to-hand combat was what initially drew him into the world of boxing.

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