Why Didn’t Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder Face Off With Each Other?

Published 10/07/2021, 10:30 AM EDT


The heavyweight rivalry between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury is straight out of a movie. The grudge match is filled with mutual hatred and bad blood, which may finally come to an end after the third in-ring battle on October 9 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Days ahead of the fight, Wilder and Fury have already begun trading verbal shots.

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Fury has 1 win over Wilder in 2 fights. After a draw in their original collision, ‘The Gypsy King’ stopped Wilder in round seven of their rematch in 2020. As we are days away from the trilogy, both men have expressed harsh feelings for each other.

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In the press conference, both Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder tarnished each other’s image and boasted self-prowess in full force. However, as they weren’t allowed to meet eye-to-eye, it was quite surprising.

Wilder and Fury were finely tuned in to begin the official fight week, but the heavyweight slugfest looked pale without an intense stare-down. When the bout was scheduled for July 24, Fury and Wilder had a six-minute-long stare down in the original conference.

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However, since then, both men have painted shots at each other. This was a prime reason why Bob Arum wasn’t keen on seeing another stare-down.


In a chat with IFL TV, Arum said, “Words don’t hurt. Words are words. They excite people’s imagination and so forth. So that was good. That’s why I wouldn’t allow a stare-down. Because after what they said to each other, you don’t put two big massive guys together. Anything can happen.”

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Deontay Wilder looked calm in the official presser. Despite Fury’s provocations, he didn’t lose his cool. Despite his calm pre-fight self, Wilder can be extremely dangerous.’The Bronze Bomber’ possesses vicious power and has added some fine nuances after joining hands with Malik Scott. Wilder’s training videos have also showcased his improved body movements.

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Fury vs Wilder 3 can rightly be a classical display of action. Meanwhile, the heated rivalry intensifies the fight even more. Fury has claimed himself to be a superior boxer several times. After these bold claims, he can not afford to lose the belt. Also, Wilder cannot afford to undergo a repeat of February 2020.

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If Arum was tentative about having the duo face-off, one can only imagine what they will try to do to each other once they are allowed to fight.

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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. Combining his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports, he has earned a combined 3000 plus bylines over the last two years.

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