Tyson Fury Wishes Happy Birthday to Deontay Wilder With a Heartwarming Message

Published 10/22/2021, 12:26 PM EDT


Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury are officially good pals now. After both sharing messages of camaraderie on social media after the third fight, ‘The Gypsy King’ took this newfound friendship a step further by wishing Wilder a happy 36th birthday.

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The two shared the ring for 11 grueling rounds on October 9. It was perhaps one of the most dramatic and suspenseful fights of all time. It was beautiful to see Fury drop Wilder in round 3; however, the Alabama native topped that by knocking down his opponent twice in round 4.

Many expected the Englishman to bag a win; however, nobody ever expected Deontay Wilder to change his go-to approach and execute a much smarter game plan.

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Despite the final knockout, ‘The Bronze Bomber’ showed a lot of heart in the fight and proved to the world that he deserves a spot in the GOAT charts.

As Wilder turns 36 today, Tyson Fury sent out a heartfelt and heartwarming message to his old rival –

Hey, this is Tyson Fury, aka The Gypsy King. This is a very special happy birthday message to me old mate, Deontay ‘The Bronze Bomber’ Wilder. Have a fantastic day Wilder, thank you for the great fights that we had, the trilogy, great, great fighter, awesome fighter, and I hope you have a fantastic day with you and your family and I hope that God blesses you abundantly.

All the best, lots of love, from your old pal, The Gypsy King. God Bless, Wilder,” said Tyson Fury.

What’s next for Deontay Wilder after the Tyson Fury trilogy?

Deontay Wilder has not spoken extensively about his performance following his defeat on October 9. However, he did release a statement on social media in which he acknowledged Tyson Fury’s in-ring finesse on that night.

‘The Bronze Bomber’ congratulated and even thanked the WBC champion for all the memories and the highlights from their three-part rivalry.

In this social media statement, he also expressed he is not happy with the outcome of the fight; however, he hopes he did enough to prove to the world that he is a ” true warrior” and a “true king” in the sport of boxing.

As of now, there is no clear indication from the 35-year-old’s team regarding his next few steps in the sport. However, his coach recently said that he does not even want Wilder to think about boxing for a few months; instead, he wants him to take some time off.

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Boxing – Tyson Fury v Deontay Wilder – WBC Heavyweight Title – T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. – October 9, 2021 Deontay Wilder makes his entrance before the fight REUTERS/Steve Marcus

Only time will tell if the Alabama native ever decides to return to the ring and attempt a re-entry into the win column.

For now, though, ‘The Bronze Bomber’ will have to stay away from boxing as he fractured his right hand in the third fight.

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Sanjit Misra

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

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