VIDEO: When Tyson Fury Walked Into Deontay Wilder’s “Big Right Hand”

Published 09/14/2021, 1:11 PM EDT


Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury are now all set to settle the score once and for all in their trilogy fight on October 9. Ahead of the third leg of their bitter rivalry, PBC has shared a closer look at Fury vs Wilder 3.

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This promotional feature showcased the backend work that fans do not usually ever get to see. It also showed a recap and certain highlight reviews from the last two fights.

At 3 minutes 25 seconds of this video, the impact of Deontay Wilder‘s big right cross can be felt from afar. It seemed as if Tyson Fury had simply walked into Wilder’s most lethal weapon.

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Tyson Fury’s trainer, Sugar Hill Steward shared his thoughts on Deontay Wilder’s “big right hand” approach. He highlighted that Wilder gave it his all in those two sharp right cross punches.

However, he argued that Tyson Fury was able to sustain Wilder’s best efforts, control, and dominate the rest of the fight.

The first two rounds, I was watching Deontay Wilder landing a big right hand in the first round, then also landing a big right hand in the second round, an even bigger right hand.

“After those two right hands, Tyson Fury stayed focused on controlling and dominating the fight,” said Sugar Hill Steward, Tyson Fury’s trainer.

Tyson Fury cannot look past Deontay Wilder

It took Deontay Wilder two fights to realize that Tyson Fury knew ways around his ‘big right hand’ approach. After his first career loss against ‘The Gypsy King’ last year, Wilder went off the grid for a while. Most assumed he was avoiding the media to duck questions regarding his loss. However, the truth is far from that.

On the night of his loss on February 22, 2020, the first thing he did was lay off Mark Breland. The very same night, he contacted his confidante, friend, former opponent, and coach Malik Scott. He asked him to come on board right away.

Since then, Deontay Wilder has not stopped training. He has been working in silence and now has his eyes set on winning back everything he lost on that night.

It is obvious from the recent training videos that ‘The Bronze Bomber’ is working on new moves and a completely fresh in-ring approach. He can be seen doubling down on body shots in certain pad-work clips and seems more active on his feet in and out of the pocket. He has also shown significant improvements in his head movement.

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In all 42 professional wins since 2008, Wilder has almost always relied on his knockout power. However, Tyson Fury proved to be a deviation in this regard.

Fury’s fluid movement and solid defense allow him to get past Wilder’s best attempts.

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However, if Wilder can successfully land effective body shots on his opponent on October 9, it could make a huge difference. Deontay Wilder’s body shots, with his level of knockout strength, could prove to be a real problem for Fury.

With these new adjustments, the Alabama native could prove to be a tougher challenge for the current WBC heavyweight champion.

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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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