WATCH: Tyson Fury Threatens to Eat Deontay Wilder’s Heart in a Behind the Scenes Video From 2018

Published 08/24/2021, 7:30 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. Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury are set to fight on December 1 at Staples Center in Los Angeles. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)


The heated rivalry between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder began almost three years back. However, it is yet to see its concluding chapter. After two gruesome encounters, the scoreboard shows Fury to have a 1-0 lead over Wilder. So, the current situation has urged the fans to believe in Fury’s supremacy over ‘The Bronze Bomber’.

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However, the situation was quite different back in 2018, when both men hadn’t squared off inside the ring. Deontay Wilder, still a loudmouth, didn’t hesitate in engaging in a verbal war with Tyson Fury. While both men were undefeated at that time, it intensified the rivalry even more.

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The third fight between them, which will happen on October 9, has been free of trash-talking from Wilder’s side. But the first collision in 2018 saw both men go right after each other.

Top Rank released a video that showed Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder engage in brutal verbal banter.

As the post suggested, the act took place after the official filming, where Tyson Fury claimed that he would ‘eat’ Deontay Wilder’s heart. Things could have broken loose, but the media and crew remained alert and maintained a gap between the heavyweight boxers.

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The in-ring scenario, which ended in a draw, saw both men relish their moments. Although Tyson Fury had secured enough moments to win, a shocking knockdown in round 12 blocked him from grabbing the WBC belt. Two tears later, in 2020, Fury stopped Deontay Wilder in round seven to become the WBC title-holder. Now, the third meeting will finally settle the scores and close the rivalry.

Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 3 – Epic heavyweight slugfest

Wilder (42-1-1) suffered a tough time after his maiden loss in the professional ride. The American knockout elite had almost vanished from the community, with no updates on his return. But he created chaos by disrupting a potential undisputed fight to secure his shot at his lost WBC belt. Following Wilder’s arbitration win, Fury and Wilder will clash once again in the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

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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)

The winner of the fight can leap towards a fight for all four world titles in the future. So, Fury vs Wilder 3 will clearly be one of the most important bouts in recent times.

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While Tyson Fury is the favorite to retain his belt, there’s nothing that Deontay Wilder cannot do inside the squared circle. Hence, it leaves the door open to several possible outcomes.

Who do you think will have the last laugh? Tyson Fury or Deontay Wilder?

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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