Unseen Footage Captures Intense Moments From Deontay Wilder’s Locker Room Before the Tyson Fury Trilogy

Published 10/24/2021, 12:41 PM EDT


October 9 2021 will always be remembered as one of the most iconic and dramatic nights in the boxing community. Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder put up a show for the ages; it could very well go down as one of the greatest heavyweight clashes of all time. Right from the walk-outs to the final knockout of Wilder to the Fury’s final in-ring interview, everything about this fight was near-perfect.

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A new video shared by BT Sport shows unseen footage from the night of the legendary fight between the two. The clip gives an extended look into what actually happened that night. It also provides a deeper look into what both fighters were doing right before walking out to the ring.

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Tyson Fury is first shown walking around backstage in his Roman soldier outfit; he had a smile on his face and even asked Frank Warren how he looked and if he looked anything like ‘Leonidas’ from the movie ‘300’. Right before making the walk, Fury looked around, screamed, “we are Spartans” to hype himself up and his corner howled out loud as he said that.

On the other hand, Deontay Wilder showed a more religious and spiritual approach before heading into the squared circle a third time against Fury. Moments before his iconic walk, it seemed as if Deontay Wilder was getting baptized as he stood in the middle of the room as another man screamed out “God has to touch him, in the name of Jesus”.

No more bad blood between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury

After 11 rounds of intense action between ‘The Gypsy King’ tried to squash the beef with Wilder. He walked up to the former WBC champion’s corner in an attempt to put the bad blood behind. Visibly upset and disappointed with his second loss, Deontay Wilder snubbed Fury’s handshake and even said, “no love” to the Englishman.

Later, in the post-fight press conference, Tyson Fury called his opponent a “sore loser” for not agreeing to shake his hand and settle the dispute once and for all.

However, a few days later, Wilder’s manager cleared the air. He said that Wilder snubbed Fury’s handshake because his head was not in the right place at the time.

Him and I have spoke about that and he does (respect Fury). I think his mind wasn’t really there, I think if Deontay saw Fury now he would give him a big embrace, said Deontay Wilder’s manager.

Soon after his manager’s comment, ‘The Bronze Bomber’ then released a detailed statement on social media. He thanked all those close to him and those that believe in him.

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Wilder admitted even though he’s disappointed with the outcome, he believes this loss is part of a much larger narrative. The former champ hopes he did enough to prove to the world that he is a true warrior. He even congratulated Tyson Fury and even thanked him for all of the memories.

Hours later, Tyson Fury acknowledged his message with a handshake emoji on Instagram. Moreover, ‘The Gypsy King’ recently even wished his old rival a very happy birthday.

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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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