Deontay Wilder out for ‘Revenge’
By Charles Brun: Deontay Wilder posted on Instagram moments ago a cryptic message to his fans about wanting “revenge,” and he looks like he means business. The way that Wilder is talking, he wants vengeance, and it sounds like he’s going to take it out of Tyson Fury’s hide.
One can only imagine how the trilogy match between ‘The Bronze Bomber’ Wilder and Fury will go.
After how their fight played out in 2020, it’s fair to say that Wilder will be throwing the rule book out the window and will be looking to give Fury a taste of his own medicine.
Wilder needs a tune-up
If Wilder plans on taking on the winner of the Anthony Joshua vs. Tyson Fury fight, he’s going to need one or two warm-up matches to get him ready. Dillian Whyte and Andy Ruiz Jr would be just what the doctor ordered.
Whyte has been mouthing off something fierce in the last month, making it clear that he wants a piece of Wilder. At this point, there’s been too much lip from Whyte for Wilder not to fight him and look to make an example of him.
Other options for Wilder’s warm-up
- Alexander Povetkin
- Charles Martin
- Joe Joyce
- Daniel Dubois
- Filip Hrgovic
- Michael Hunter
- Tony Yoka
It seems that Fury’s fans have woken a sleeping giant with their constant bashing of Wilder because he’s saying he’s ready for “revenge.” With Wilder’s devastating right-hand punching power, he’s capable of beating Fury or any heavyweight in the division.
Wilder appears to be ready to unleash his dogs of war on Fury once the smoke clears from his two fights with Anthony Joshua in 2021.
The former WBC heavyweight champion Wilder (42-1-1, 41 KOs) posted a photo of him and Malik Scott on Instagram on Friday, saying he wants “retaliation” and “revenge,” and one can only assume he’s talking about Fury that he’s out to get.
Many fans believe that Wilder was cheated in his two fights with the British heavyweight.
Wilder had Fury knocked out in the 12th round of their first fight in 2018, but in a strange situation, the referee counted to the unconscious Brit.
To this day, that has to be the oddest thing that one would ever see, looking like it came from another century. The only thing that was missing was the black and white grainy film from the 1920s.
It was so extraordinary to watch Fury being given a count while out cold. When do you see something like that?
You don’t anymore because it’s frankly too risky for a referee to give a count to an unconscious fighter, but that’s what we saw in the first Wilder vs. Fury fight in 2018.
In Wilder vs. Fury rematch last year, there’s a lot of controversy about the gloves the Gypsy King was wearing on how flapping about.
Fury’s rabbit punches were hitting Wilder with from the first round set up an uneven playing field for the fight. Fury seemed to have made up his mind that he would use every tool in the toolbox to get the ‘W’ on the night, and sure enough, it worked.
Unfortunately, the fight didn’t resemble a boxing match. With Fury going using a street-fighting approach to the contest, Wilder never stood a chance.
The 6’7″ Deontay was effectively out to lunch from the third round after Fury landed a textbook version rabbit punch to the back of his head that essentially knocked the fight out of him.
The highly dangerous American heavyweight Wilder (42-1-1, 41 KOs) hasn’t fought in over a year, causing some boxing fans to speculate that he’s retiring from the sport. Well, it looks like Wilder is coming back with a vengeance, and he clearly wants a piece of Fury.
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