What A Fight- Usain Bolt Applauds Huge Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder Fight

Published 10/10/2021, 10:26 AM EDT
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 TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY


The world knows Usain Bolt as the fastest sprinter in the world. With 8 Olympic Gold medals to his name, he is known as the GOAT of the Olympics. Usain Bolt is the world record holder in the 100m and 200m races. Bolt’s sprinting record of the 2009 Berlin World Championships still remains unbeaten to date.

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Post-retirement in 2017, Bolt took up football and pursued it. This year, he even released his album “Country Yutes”. The album has witnessed great success. While this might be common knowledge, one might not know Bolt is a big fan of boxing too.

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Just after Saturday’s big match between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder, the star sprinter took to Twitter to applaud Fury’s performance.

Fury Vs. Wilder, who does Bolt support?

Saturday witnessed the big and much-awaited match between Tyson Fury and Deotnay Wilder. After a brutal 11th round knockout, Fury emerged as the winner of the match. Tyson Fury found his defining triumph in one of the greatest and most heroic heavyweight fights ever seen.

LONDON, ENGLAND – JUNE 16: Usain Bolt of Soccer Aid World XI walks on the pitch prior to the Soccer Aid for UNICEF 2019 match between England and the Soccer Aid World XI at Stamford Bridge on June 16, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

Right after the match, Olympic Legend Bolt took to Twitter to celebrate Tyson’s win. The Jamaican made it very clear whose side he was on. He hailed the match as a classic.

Earlier, Tyson Fury has even compared his hand speed to Bolt’s sprinting.

Usain Bolt: fast bowler to Track Star

Who would have known that the legendary sprinter actually wanted to become a fast bowler? Yes, that’s right, Usain Bolt’s initial passion was cricket, and he was far away from tack and field.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 19: Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates after winning the Men’s 4 x 100m Relay Final on Day 14 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 19, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

Bolt has revealed in a recent interview that he actually grew up watching cricket. Whereas his father supported West Indies, Bolt himself was a fan of Team Pakistan. His favorite player was Waqar Younis, the youngest Pakistani test captain.

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 “I didn’t understand why I was supposed to support them just because I was from the West Indies, so I supported Pakistan. I was a massive fan of Waqar Younis. He was a fast bowler and really good at bowling Yorkers,” said Bolt.

He further mentioned how he himself was a fast bowler. In reality, it was his cricket coach who suggested that Bolt try out track and field.

“I was a fast bowler, too. One day, my cricket coach saw me and said: ‘Maybe you should try sprinting on the track as well.’ 

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Thanks to Bolt’s cricket coach, today we have with us the GOAT of track and field, Usain Bolt.

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Richa Goswami

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Richa Goswami is a US Sports writer at EssentiallySports. As an adherent learner, she uses her journalistic persona to navigate through new skills. Richa has completed her schooling at Don Bosco.

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