Tyson Fury Wasn’t Impressed With Deontay Wilder In Their Rematch

It was the most hyped up heavyweight clash in recent years in boxing, but some fans were disappointed with the rematch between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder. And they weren’t the only ones, ‘The Gypsy King’ has said that he was disappointed with ‘The Bronze Bomber’ in the fight.

After the first fight was controversially ruled a draw, Fury dominated the rematch, before the referee stopped the fight in the seventh round. Having won their first fight in many fans’ eyes, Tyson officially recaptured the heavyweight world title, winning The Ring and WBC belts.

Speaking talkSPORT (as transcribed by Bloody Elbow), Fury said opened up on how disappointed he was with Wilder in their February 22nd fight.

“To be honest I was quite disappointed in the challenge that Wilder brought. Because I did train for twelve rounds at any pace and put myself through hell and back for ten weeks in the training camp. I prepared for the best fighter on the planet, I prepared for the most vicious puncher on the Earth that there’s ever been and I was quite disappointed because it wasn’t the challenge that I expected.

“Maybe all the excuses he made, some of them were true. Maybe his legs were sore from the costume, maybe he did have the flu, maybe he did have a broken arm or a bone in his back or whatever. I’m not sure, because that wasn’t the Deontay Wilder that I prepared for. That wasn’t the animal I put myself through all those hours in training for.”

Fury is now 30-0-1 in his professional boxing career, and according to the 31 year, the second Wilder fight was one of his easiest fights to date.

“Like I said, it would be one of my easiest fights, and it was. I believe that was one of my easiest fights apart from the early knockovers that I had and at this level you don’t usually get that sort of easy victory, with heavyweight champions of the world.

”The guy’s been heavyweight champion of the world and made ten title defences, knocked out every single person and to go in there with me, who’s usually a boxer, counter-puncher, master-skilled boxer, and get absolutely destroyed in a few rounds. I trained for an absolute battle royale and I didn’t get that, so hopefully there’s a couple of fighters out there that, when I do go into training camp and I do serious training, that they will be worthy of the challenge.”

After Wilder exercised his rematch clause in his contract, the trilogy was set to go down on July 18th. However, as a result of the coronavirus, it has been pushed back to October 3rd. With Fury currently under lockdown because of the pandemic, the lineal heavyweight champion is taking the positives out of the situation.

“You can take positives out of every negative, and the positive I can take out of this one is that I get to spend a lot more time with my family. People are really realising now what’s important in life. Sometimes we get lost in the ride of life, thinking about our ambitions and everything – and we forget about the really important things – families, friends, loved-ones, health.

“It has awoken me because I was one of those people who fell victim to that, always chasing stuff and always wanting to do big things, I was never happy sitting at home and I wanted to go out and be active. In the couple of weeks I’ve been locked down I’ve had time to focus on the things that really matter in my life. I think I’ll come back a different person and I think I’ll have a different mindset.”

Do you think Deontay Wilder will put up a better fight against Tyson Fury in their trilogy fight?


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