Joe Rogan Reopens Deontay Wilder’s Old Wounds With Recent Comment

Published 11/25/2022, 2:45 PM EST
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – NOVEMBER 23: WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder celebrates after knocking out Luis Ortiz in the seventh round of their title fight at MGM Grand Garden Arena on November 23, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images)

The most fierce rivalry in the heavyweight division of boxing would be between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder. They squared off inside the ring thrice throughout their careers. The first resulted in a draw, while the following two fights were won by ‘The Gypsy King’. UFC color commentator and podcaster Joe Rogan recently discussed the rivalry between the two, and he rather made some intriguing comments about it. 

Joe Rogan is a seasoned UFC commentator, but he closely follows boxing as well. He often shares his opinions about boxers in his podcast. In a recent episode of his show, Rogan was discussing Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder with his guest, Sean O’Malley. 

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Rogan went on to say, “Any other world, Deontay is the unified champion probably, like if Tyson Fury doesn’t exist. Because he’s got that power, it’s just, everybody goes out except for Tyson Fury.”

Deontay Wilder is undoubtedly one of the strongest boxers in the world and is currently regarded as the hardest puncher in boxing. However, Fury has outperformed Wilder and emerged as the superior fighter thanks to his massive frame and technique.

Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder expected to face off for the 4th time 

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‘The Bronze Bomber’ had taken a hiatus from the sport since his defeat to Fury. But he just made a remarkable comeback and defeated Robert Helenius in the first round. The WBC then arranged for Wilder to battle Mexican heavyweight boxer Andy Ruiz Jr. The victor of this bout will have the opportunity to take against Tyson Fury for the WBC title. 

Boxing – Tyson Fury v Deontay Wilder – WBC Heavyweight Title – T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. – October 9, 2021 Tyson Fury in action against Deontay Wilder REUTERS/Steve Marcus

Tyson Fury, on the other hand, is currently focussing on his December 3rd bout against Derek Chisora. The trilogy clash will take place at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London. But there’s a much bigger fight coming up for Fury that would probably take place in 2023. 

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‘The Gypsy King’ is expected to fight Ukrainian boxer Oleksandr Usyk for the undisputed heavyweight champion title. Apart from that, only time will tell if Wilder defeats Ruiz Jr. and fights Fury again. Until then, share your thoughts about Rogan’s remarks in the comments below.   

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Shashank Wankhede

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Shashank Wankhede is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. When it comes to boxing, the blockbuster film 'Rocky' sparked his interest in the sport. He holds Muhammad Ali in great regard and is a sincere admirer of his narrative, struggle, and accomplishments.

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