“Water Don’t Hit You Back”- Tyson Fury Reacts to Deontay Wilder’s Underwater Training Video

Published 09/13/2021, 9:30 AM EDT
NORTHPORT, ALABAMA – NOVEMBER 05: Deontay Wilder participates in a media workout at New Era Boxing & Fitness on November 05, 2019 in Northport, Alabama. (Photo by David A. Smith/Getty Images)


Tyson Fury believes Deontay Wilder doesn’t have what it takes to beat him ever inside the boxing ring. He is praise-worthy towards Wilder’s impeccable punching power and even bills the American star superior to any other contender in the heavyweight division. However, not superior to himself.

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Undefeated WBC champion Fury earned his world title by poleaxing Deontay Wilder in their rematch in February 2020. It was Wilder’s first and sole loss of his pro-boxing career that doomed him down to severe criticisms. However, Wilder, 42-1-1 is back to earning a shot at Fury in an epic trilogy on October 9 and has infused some new techniques in his training camp like practicing underwater.

Wilder’s training clips, reflecting his sheer pad work and mitt work, have already taken a toll on social media. While Fury has praised all these new initiatives, he still considered them to be useless for The Bronze Bomber.

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In a chat with Lockdown, Tyson Fury, said, “There’s a lot of new stuff that he is doing which I respect him for, as a fighter, as a boxer. Trying to learn new tricks. I think he is 35, so never too late. I learned different tricks, and I have practiced and mastered it and I am soaking Deontay. But you know water don’t hit you back and training in pad or whatever doesn’t hit you back.”

“It’s all right doing all that stuff on a video camera. When you gotta manage on the front here, you just can’t throw six left hooks to the body without retrieving one back and it’s not reality.”

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Can Deontay Wilder shock the world against Tyson Fury?

On looking at Wilder’s current training videos, we can see him honing bodywork with more head movements. Malik Scott, his new trainer, has sparred with Tyson Fury in the past. Meanwhile, Deontay Wilder already has experience with two fights against Fury. Thus, this particular camp appears to have been a fair ride to the trilogy clash.

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Relinquishing over a year-long hiatus, both men have fought no one else since facing each other in the rematch. Thus, it might open up a 50-50 matchup when Wilder and Fury re-collide to close off their rivalry.

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But Wilder will remain an underdog, after losing the rematch in a lopsided affair. But he still has the power to dismantle any human inside the boxing ring. So, Fury cannot afford to overlook the threats that the former WBC champion can bring in.

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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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