WATCH: Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder Involved in Heated Backstage Altercation After Weigh-Ins

Published 10/09/2021, 3:44 AM 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. Wilder and Fury are set to fight on December 1 at Staples Center in Los Angeles. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)


The stage is set for the biggest trilogy in boxing history between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder. After months of trash talk, and a fight cancellation, the duo will finally meet each other inside the squared circle.

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In this fight, Wilder, for the very first time, will lock horns with Fury as a challenger. On the other hand, this will be ‘The Gypsy King’s very first world title defense. That said, both the boxers have a responsibility on their shoulders and they have to stand tall to the expectations created.

On October 8, the heavyweight stalwarts were involved in the weigh-ins for their magnetic bout. Subsequently, they entered a verbal scuffle backstage.

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Tyson Fury, the biggest name in the heavy roster, is known for the trash-talking and mental games he brings to outclass his opponents. Accordingly, as this is probably the last time he’s colliding with ‘The Bronze Bomber’, he isn’t sparing a single chance to get onto the ex-champ’s nerves.

The rivalry between these two began months before their first tussle in 2018. The duo not just only talked, but they fought like warriors in their first contest. However, as it ended with a draw, Wilder and Fury got slated to clash again in 2020.

This fight was all about Fury hammering Wilder in every second of the bout. He left a huge dent on Wilder, thus exposing his game plan of relying only on one right hand. But, this time, Wilder is prepared for war and he’ll undoubtedly come in with a lot more weapons in his artillery.

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The WBC champ Fury has an undeniable edge in this fight. He battered Wilder to the pulp last time and has promised to finish the fight earlier this time.

Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury during the WBC Heavyweight Championship bout at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday December 1, 2018. See PA story BOXING Los Angeles. Photo credit should read: Lionel Hahn/PA Wire (Photo by Lionel Hahn/PA Images via Getty Images)

However, a polished Deontay Wilder won’t give an easy ‘W’ to Fury. Considering the power that ‘The Bronze Bomber’ has, he always has the edge in every fight. Also, with his newly added skills, Wilder should be able to hold his own and pounce on any opening he gets to use that power.

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It’ll be interesting to see how this battle goes down. Who will you be rooting for? What do you draw off Fury and Wilder’s backstage altercation?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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