“No Matter What He’s Said About Me…” – Hamilton Reacts to Tyson Fury’s Win Over Deontay Wilder

Published 10/11/2021, 10:35 AM EDT


On October 9, 2021, the T-Mobile Arena in Nevada played host to the third fight between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder. Ultimately, ‘The Gypsy King’ prevailed with a knockout in the 11th round to retain his WBC heavyweight championship. Following his victory, many congratulated him for his success, which included reigning F1 world champion Lewis Hamilton.

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Lewis Hamilton congratulates Tyson Fury following successful title defence

Earlier this year, Fury directed some harsh words towards Hamilton, which didn’t sit well with the 36-year-old. Despite that turbulent period, Hamilton congratulated his fellow Briton for his hard-fought win over Wilder. He did so by sharing a post of Fury announcing his victory on his Instagram profile.

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He wrote, “You can’t deny the Fury. He’s worked through all the lows to remain on top. No matter what he’s said about me, I have huge respect for the work and commitment and sacrifice it takes to be number 1. Congrats champ, blessings to you and your family. Enjoy this time, you’ve earned it.”

Like Fury on Saturday, Hamilton finds himself in an intense title defense this season. However, the recently concluded Turkish Grand Prix didn’t quite go according to plan for the 36-year-old.

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Hamilton lost the championship lead to Max Verstappen in Turkey

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While Fury enjoyed immense success this past weekend, Hamilton didn’t quite share the same fate. Despite a grid penalty sending him to P11 on the starting grid for the Turkish Grand Prix, Hamilton quickly made his way up to third place.

Formula One F1 – Turkish Grand Prix – Intercity Istanbul Park, Istanbul, Turkey – October 10, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton in action during the race REUTERS/Umit Bektas

However, he dropped to fifth place in the final laps of the race. This was after Mercedes made the call to put Hamilton on a fresh set of intermediate tires on Lap 51 after noticing a drop in his pace. While a P5 finish disappointed Hamilton, Max Verstappen‘s second-place finish in Istanbul added to his misery.

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This gave the Dutchman a six-point lead over the reigning world champion with six races to go. Can the Briton reclaim his championship lead once again in Austin, Texas on October 24? Or will Verstappen extend his lead at this crucial juncture?

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Sanket Nair

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Sanket Nair is an F1 & US Sports Author at EssentiallySports. He began following F1 since 2010, which made him an instant Sebastian Vettel fan. His favorite tracks on the calendar include Spa-Francorchamps, Monaco and Monza.

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