Mike Tyson On Deontay Wilder Vs. Tyson Fury 3: “I Just Think Tyson Might Have His Number”
By: Hans Themistode
Mike Tyson observed carefully as Deontay Wilder and Tyson faced off a few days ago for the first time in over a year. The two are set to throw hands on July 24th, at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada for the third time.
During their first showdown, which took place in December of 2018, Wilder scored two knockdowns but was forced to settle for a split decision draw. In their February 2020 bout, Fury knocked Wilder down in the third and fifth rounds and forced Wilder’s corner to throw in the towel. For the third installment of their rivalry, Tyson is siding with Fury. It’s no knock against Wilder, as Tyson has the utmost respect for him but when it comes to this particular matchup, Tyson simply believes Fury is more likely to come out on top.
“I just think Tyson might have his number,” said Tyson on his podcast, Hotboxin’ with Mike Tyson Clips.
Since their first showdown, both Wilder and Fury have stood idly on the sidelines. In the case of Wilder, the Alabama native played the waiting game as he sought to legally enforce his mandated rematch with Fury after the British big man attempted to move him to the side. Once arbitrator Daniel Weinstein ruled in Wilder’s favor, however, Fury was forced to put his future plans on hold. The current WBC/Ring magazine titlist attempted to negotiate terms to a two-fight deal with unified champion Anthony Joshua. But, of course, will now face Wilder.
Like Tyson, most of the boxing world feels strongly that Fury will walk away from their showdown victorious. If that does in fact happen, Tyson urges Wilder to keep his head up. With the sort of resume he has compiled over his long career, win or lose, Wilder can walk with his head held high, regardless of the outcome.
“Deontay Wilder has nothing to be sad about, he’s fought great fights.”
Tyson Fury On Deontay Wilder’s Refusal To Answer Questions: “It Shows How Much Of A P*ssy He Is”
By: Hans Themistode
For the first time in seemingly forever, Deontay Wilder went into a press conference and refused to say much of anything. The Alabama native came face to face with Tyson Fury for the first time since being handed a seventh-round stoppage defeat in February of 2020.
Under normal circumstances, Wilder is loquacious with the media. This time around, the former WBC heavyweight titlist refused to answer questions during their press conference yesterday afternoon. But while Wilder later revealed that there is no need to talk to Fury after sharing numerous press conferences with him, Fury believes Wilder’s refusal to talk speaks volumes.
“It shows how weak of a mental person he is and how much a beating from the last fight has took an emotional and physical effect on his life,” said Fury. “I was worried about Deontay Wilder for quite a while after the defeat that I gave him. Obviously, he’s doing his little thing with his earphones on and doesn’t want to answer any questions.”
From there, Fury then proceeded to go back and forth with Wilder’s trainer, Malik Scott. While Wilder was still mostly quiet, Scott refused to allow Fury to simply rant on and on about his fighter in his presence and attempted to defend him to the best of his capabilities. Still, during the entire ordeal, Wilder sat stone-faced with his headphones in as he ignored the drama that was happening around him.
Immediately following the theatrics, Wilder and Fury moved on to a face-off that lasted well over five minutes. With neither man refusing to move an inch, both team Wilder, as well as team Fury and a bevy of security guards, separated the two. As Wilder walked past the numerous media members that were in attendance, Fury took the time to stop and answer all questions that were thrown in his direction.
Throughout it all, while Fury couldn’t care less that Wilder refused to talk to him or most of the media. After listening to the Alabama product spout for years on end that he would knock Fury out but failed to do so on two separate occasions, Fury believes that the nonstop questions from media members would have annoyed Wilder to no end.
“It shows how much of a p*ssy he is. He couldn’t take what the media was going to say.”
Deontay Wilder: “Enough Has Been Said, It’s Time To Cut Off His Head”
By: Hans Themistode
For the first time in well over a year, Deontay Wilder met face to face with the man who handed him the first defeat of his career in Tyson Fury. The two originally faced off in February of 2020 with Fury walking away with the one-sided win via seventh-round stoppage win.
Since then, the two have gone back and forth in the courtroom as Wilder sought to enforce his contractually mandated rematch. After several months of deliberation, Wilder was awarded the winner of their dispute.
During the entire ordeal, Wilder stood mostly silent as Fury would routinely rip him in the public eye. Now, after locking in an official fight date of July 24th, Wilder believes that the time for talking is just about over with.
“Enough has been said,” said Wilder during today’s press conference. “It’s time to cut off his head. Come July the 24, there will be bloodshed. Get your tickets now and I’ll see you soon.”
Fury, 32, was originally blindsided by Wilder’s victory in court. The current WBC and Ring Magazine heavyweight titlist was in the midst of negotiating an undisputed showdown against unified champion Anthony Joshua. Those plans, however, have fallen by the wayside as Wilder will, in fact, get exactly what he was looking for.
Recently, Fury revealed that training camp to face Wilder for a third time has officially begun. And while he’s confident that he’ll have more than enough time to deal with Wilder, the Alabama native disclosed that he has been working on his craft ever since suffering the upset loss.
For a number of months now, Wilder has unveiled several workout videos of himself and trainer Malik Scott. While the power was still evident, the Alabama native also showed off a more refined game, working on his jab, head movement and work to the body.
At no point over the course of his career has Wilder ever been lauded for his boxing ability but considering that his patent one-punch knockout power couldn’t lead him to victory, Wilder has worked on the rest of his game. With the added time off, the former long-reigning champion simply can’t wait to show off the new wrinkles to his game.
“I’ve been training non-stop during the pandemic and I’ve been building. All this time between fights is going to be good for me and bad for him. I’ve had nothing but time to progress. Whatever he does on July 24, we will have an answer for it. I’m training very hard and my mind is very violent. I’m ready to go.”
Chapter III: Undefeated Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury Meets Former Champion Deontay Wilder in Las Vegas For Epic Summer Showdown
Two heavyweight kings are set for a third world title showdown as undefeated WBC world champion Tyson “The Gypsy King” Fury puts his title on the line against former longtime heavyweight champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder Saturday, July 24 from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The resumption of one of the great heavyweight feuds, Fury vs. Wilder III will be broadcast live on pay-per-view.
Tickets go on sale TODAY, June 15 at 12 p.m. PT and can be purchased at www.t-mobilearena.com or www.axs.com. The event is promoted by Top Rank, BombZquad Promotions, TGB Promotions and Frank Warren’s Queensberry Promotions. A Premier Boxing Champions presentation.
“I’m excited to once again be fighting in Las Vegas, the home of The Gypsy King,” Fury said. “For the last 18 months, I’ve been living rent free in Wilder’s head. He got smashed to pieces in our last fight, and for some reason, he wants it again. Let’s go. The Big Dosser is getting knocked spark out.”
Wilder said, “Nothing has changed. It’s still one face, one name, one champion – Deontay Wilder. I’m in the best shape of my life. July 24, I’m going to show the people why I’m still the baddest man on the planet.”
Fury (30-0-1, 21 KOs), from Manchester, England, has held the lineal heavyweight crown since dethroning Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015. His comeback from substance abuse and mental health issues inspired millions, and it was the two fights against Wilder that propelled him back to the top of the heavyweight heap. Their December 2018 draw — with Fury rising off the deck in the climactic 12th round — elevated both men to the forefront of the boxing world. Fury knocked out Wilder in the seventh round of their one-sided February 2020 rematch; however, Wilder wanted an immediate third crack at his 6’9, 270-pound adversary.
Wilder (42-1, 41 KOs), a 2008 U.S. Olympic bronze medalist from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, won the heavyweight title in January 2015 and re-energized the heavyweight division, captivating fans with his electrifying power and charisma. Wilder held the WBC heavyweight world title for more than five years, notching 10 consecutive successful defenses, more than all-time greats Mike Tyson, Joe Frazier and Lennox Lewis, while earning a reputation as one of the most devastating punchers in boxing history. Nine of his 10 title defenses ended via knockout, including a pair of come-from-behind victories over Cuban star Luis Ortiz and a one-punch, first-round demolition over 2012 U.S. Olympian Dominic Breazeale. Wilder’s knockout ratio of more than 93 percent still stands as the highest for any heavyweight champion, past or present.
Efe Ajagba Vs. Frank Sanchez, Adam Kownacki Vs. Robert Helenius Rematch And Jared Anderson Appearance Round Out Deontay Wilder Vs. Tyson Fury III Undercard
By: Hans Themistode
The third installment between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury has officially been transformed into a night of heavyweight boxing.
With both Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) and Top Rank hosting the card, they have decided to put their talent in the ring against one another. According to their contractual agreement, both sides have the right to put one fight on the undercard as well as a joint bout. For Top Rank, they have decided to showcase the talent of rising heavyweight prospect Jared Anderson (9-0, 9 KOs). The undefeated Toledo, Ohio native will open the pay-per-view card against an opponent yet to be named.
Following that bout, heavyweight contenders Adam Kownacki (20-1, 15 KOs) and Robert Helenius (30-3, 19 KOs) will have their long-awaited rematch. In March of 2020, Kownacki walked into their showdown as the prohibited favorite. While he was dominating the action early on, Helenius floored his man in the fourth round before finishing him off. The loss for Kownacki represents the only blemish in his young career.
With Top Rank and PBC announcing bouts within their own stable, both sides have reached an agreement for the final undercard contest that will see both sides trek out an undefeated prospect.
Newly signed Top Rank prospect Efe Ajagba (15-0, 12 KOs), who once partnered with PBC, will take on fellow undefeated prospect, Frank Sanchez (18-0, 13 KOs). For Ajagba, he made his Top Rank debut in September of 2020, easily outpointing Jonathan Rice. He then followed that up with a knockout of the year candidate over Brian Howard in April of this year.
As for Sanchez, after working closely with Eddy Reynoso, trainer of pound for pound star Canelo Alvarez, the Cuban born native has continued to look more and more impressive. In early May of this year, Sanchez extended his knockout streak to three in a row with a sixth-round stoppage win over Nagy Aguilera.
The long list of heavyweight bouts on the night will come to an end with Fury and Wilder. After settling for a split decision draw in their first contest in December of 2018, Fury made a huge statement in dismantling Wilder via seventh-round stoppage in their 2020 rematch. The loss for the Alabama native ended his five year title reign.
The night of heavyweight boxing goes down on July 24th, at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on pay-per-view.
Malik Scott Believes Deontay Wilder Ends Tyson Fury: “We Built A Facility To Do A Licensed Homicide”
By: Hans Themistode
For mostly a year and a half, Deontay Wilder has gone from loquacious WBC heavyweight belt holder to silent former champion.
Following his loss to Tyson Fury in February of 2020, the Alabama native quietly worked behind the scenes with Arbitrator Daniel Weinstein. Reason being is because despite having a mandated rematch clause in their contract, Fury elected to move away from a third showdown with Wilder in order to pursue an undisputed contest against Anthony Joshua.
Although the British stars believed they had a deal in place, Wilder shocked the world when Weinstein ruled in his favor, forcing Fury to face him before September 15th.
Recently, Wilder has released several videos of himself working with new trainer, Malik Scott. Now, with several training sessions under their belt, Scott not only believes that Wilder will win but more importantly, he’s convinced that this could be the last time Fury is ever seen again.
“We built a facility to do a licensed homicide,” said Scott during an interview with 78SPORTSTV. “Deontay Wilder is not playing. He built a facility to get this job done. When he wakes up and rolls out of bed it’s right to work. Everything we’re doing he’s right to work.”
Wilder, 35, not only suffered the first defeat of his career at the hands of Fury but most considered the manner in which he lost to be a complete shock. After knocking Fury down twice in their first contest which took place in December of 2018, Wilder was forced to settle for a split decision draw. Heading into their most recent contest, Wilder was believed to have the clear edge in terms of power. Yet, with Fury scoring knockdowns in the third and fifth rounds before ultimately stopping Wilder in the seventh, the British star displayed a different dimension to his overall boxing skills.
Regardless of their most recent outcome, however, Scott is completely convinced that Wilder will put an end to his rivalry with Fury in the most violent of ways. Having stood across the ring from Wilder in 2014, Scott knows exactly what it feels like to get hit with his right hand as he was stopped in the first round. That said, with the amount of motivation Wilder currently has, Scott can’t quite recall seeing him this focused for a fight.
“I’ve never seen it before from him like this at this level. I’m proud of him already for what we’re about to get done.”
Tim Bradley Gives Deontay Wilder Advice: “Take It To Tyson Fury”
By: Hans Themistode
Tim Bradley still thinks highly of Deontay Wilder. Regardless of the Alabama native suffering an embarrassing seventh-round defeat at the hands of Tyson Fury in February of 2020, Bradley believes the former WBC belt holder is still a great fighter.
Both Fury and Wilder will get the opportunity to lock horns once again in just a few more months. In preparation for their third showdown, Wilder has released several videos of himself and newfound trainer Malik Scott.
Wilder’s concussive right hand has always been the focal point of his attack. However, from what he has shown in his workout footage, Wilder has turned his attention to other parts of his game. While he still showed off the sort of power that can knock down a tall building, the former long-reigning champion was seen slipping punches, attacking the body and working on his overall boxing skills.
As former two-division world titlist Tim Bradley has tuned in to watch what Wilder has been working on, he reluctantly shakes his head. While he doesn’t find anything wrong with Wilder wanting to add new wrinkles to his game, he simply hopes he doesn’t attempt to change his fighting style too much.
“I’ve been watching the videos of him training,” said Bradley during an interview with FightHype.com. “I see him moving and thinking and I get it and understand it but if you’re trying to outbox Tyson Fury, that ain’t going to work. You been fighting one way your whole career and I get it, you’re trying to sharpen your tools, as you should. We’re talking about working on fundamentals, mechanics, working on technique, which is all good things but that ain’t going to work.”
For roughly 13 years now, it was the sheer power of Wilder (42-1-1, 41 KOs) that received both praise and adulation, not his boxing abilities. Yet, with Fury (30-0-1, 21 KOs) finding a way to nullify his right hand in their previous meeting, Wilder failed to adjust and found himself on the wrong end of a one-sided beating.
With their trilogy officially set to take place, Wilder appears to be preparing himself for a 12 round boxing match as opposed to an all-out war. That being said, cramming in a few sessions on the heavy bag isn’t going to help Wilder in the long run in the opinion of Bradley. If he really wants to hand Fury the first loss of his career, Bradley believes there’s only one way to do it.
“Take it to him. Take it to Tyson Fury. Keep your technique, come behind your jab and bring it to him.”
Leonard Ellerbe Backing Deontay Wilder Against Tyson Fury: “I Hope He Beats The Dog Sh*t Out Of Fury”
By: Hans Themistode
Leonard Ellerbe couldn’t help but smile once it was revealed that Deontay Wilder won his legal arbitration against Tyson Fury.
The former WBC heavyweight titlist enlisted the help of Daniel Weinstein as he pursued a third showdown with Fury. After settling for a draw in December of 2018, Wilder was handed the first loss of his career in February of 2020 via seventh-round stoppage. While the Alabama native enacted his immediate rematch clause, Fury grew impatient as surgery to Wilder’s left bicep as well as the uncertainty of COVID-19 left their third contest up in the air.
Rather than continue to wait, Fury attempted to move forward with an undisputed showdown against unified titlist, Anthony Joshua. Despite promoter Eddie Hearn publicizing that a showdown between the pair was a virtual guarantee, Ellerbe believes he underestimated the entire arbitration process.
“You got one guy who does a lot of talking and that’s his job to do that,” said Ellerbe during an interview with FightHype.com. “But in this situation, they miscalculated the whole arbitration. They thought they could just move on but it played its course and we see what the results are.”
Those previously mentioned results, saw Wilder emerge victorious from their legal dispute. Now, Fury has no choice but to face Wilder by September 15th. Unwilling to protract their contest any longer, promoter Bob Arum has stated that their third contest will take place in Las Vegas, Nevada at the Allegiant Stadium on July 24th.
With their matchup officially set in stone, Ellerbe didn’t mince words in terms of who he wants to win.
“I hope he beats the dog sh*t out of Fury.”
At first glance, the words of Ellerbe would appear to be coming from a man who is holding a grudge against the British native. On the contrary, Ellerbe doesn’t have an issue with Fury at all. But, after spending the better part of a year listening to Fury gloat and run Wilder’s name through the mud, Ellerbe is simply hoping that he’ll make him eat his words.
“I don’t have any issues with any of them but I just hope he beats the sh*t out of him. He talks a lot of sh*t, a lot of sh*t. I wanna see him bring that same energy in the third fight.”
Anthony Joshua Ready To Move On From Tyson Fury: “Bring Me Any Championship Fighter Who Can Handle Their Business Correctly”
By: Hans Themistode
Like most of the boxing world, Anthony Joshua was incredibly upset with the fall out of his showdown against Tyson Fury due to legal arbitration.
After several months of intense negotiations with team Fury, Joshua was taken aback once it was revealed that Deontay Wilder was actually next in line for Fury. The former WBC belt holder suffered a seventh-round stoppage defeat at the hands of Fury in February of 2020. Despite having a mandated rematch clause in their contract, Fury attempted to bypass Wilder and move forward with an undisputed showdown against Joshua.
Completely confident that their contest was guaranteed to happen next, Fury took to his social media page to not only announce his showdown against Joshua but also to place an official date on it.
“I have got some massive news,” said Fury on his Twitter account several days ago. “I have just got off the phone with Prince Khalid of Saudi Arabia and he told me this fight is 100 percent on August 14. All eyes of the world will be on the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. I cannot wait, I repeat, cannot wait to smash Anthony Joshua on the biggest stage of all time. This is going to be the biggest sporting event ever to grace the planet Earth. Do not miss it.”
While fans, media members and pundits were ecstatic over the news, Wilder remained patient. His tranquil nature was immediately rewarded as arbitrator, Daniel Weinstein, ruled in Wilder’s favor. Now, Fury has no choice but to face him by September 15th.
With his dream of becoming the first undisputed heavyweight champion since Lennox Lewis roughly two decades ago falling apart, Joshua lashed out in a fit of rage.
“If there was an arbitration going on, why announce to the world we are fighting?” Asked Joshua on his Twitter account. “The fight was signed, undisputed.”
All along, Joshua remained hopeful that a showdown with Fury would take place next. In order to do so, the former Olympic gold medalist needed to clear several hurdles. For starters, Joshua was tasked with two mandatory challengers. The first came in the form of recent number one contender for the IBF, Kubrat Pulev, while the second came from the WBO in Oleksandr Usyk.
Unable to face both, Joshua took care of business against Pulev, stopping him in the ninth round in their December 2020, showdown. As for Usyk, the former undisputed cruiserweight champion agreed to step aside to allow Joshua to face Fury with an agreement in place that he would face the winner.
Now, with Fury out of the immediate picture, Usyk has stepped to the front of the line. In the mind of Joshua, he has no problem with facing the Ukrainian or anyone else for that matter, he simply wants someone who is serious about facing him to step up to the negotiating table.
“Tyson Fury, the world now sees you for the fraud you are,” continued Joshua. “You’ve let boxing down. You lied to the fans and led them on. Used my name for clout, not a fight. Bring me any championship fighter who can handle their business correctly.”
Bob Arum Targets July 24th For Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder 3: “It’s Better To Get Rid Of Him And Go About Our Business”
By: Hans Themistode
Bob Arum was left speechless when it was revealed that former WBC heavyweight champion, Deontay Wilder, had officially won his legal arbitration.
After suffering a seventh-round stoppage defeat at the hands of Tyson Fury in February of 2020, Wilder attempted to enact his mandated rematch. Yet, due to left bicep surgery, as well as the uncertainty of COVID-19, their bout was postponed on several occasions.
No longer willing to wait, both Fury and Arum went in another direction. Recently, the British native revealed that an undisputed title fight between himself and unified champion Anthony Joshua was taking place on August 14th. But while Fury, Arum and fellow promoter Eddie Hearn, continued to tell the public that things were going according to plan, Wilder enlisted the help of arbitrator, Daniel Weinstein.
Now, with Weinstein officially ruling in Wilder’s favor, Fury has until September 15th to face the former belt holder. Despite the news, it was originally reported that Arum intended to pay Wilder to step aside and guarantee the Alabama native a shot at the winner. With that said, Arum doesn’t appear interested in having Fury face Wilder down the road. Instead, he intends on dealing with him.
“We’re not paying Wilder to step aside,” said Arum during an interview with ESPN. “It’s better to get rid of him and go about our business. We can make Fury-Joshua fight for November or December.”
Unwilling to protract negotiations, Arum has already reserved Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada, on July 24th for their third, and presumably final, showdown.
As for Joshua, he’ll now be forced to head in another direction. A showdown against WBO mandatory challenger Oleksandr Usyk appears to be his likely target. The former undisputed cruiserweight champion was deep in negotiations to take on former Olympic Silver medalist, Joe Joyce, while Fury and Joshua took care of their undisputed showdown. The winner of Usyk vs Joyce was originally expected to be awarded the WBO interim title, as well as a mandated shot at the winner.
Nevertheless, with Wilder stepping in to face Fury instead, Usyk will likely pursue his title shot against Joshua next.
Deontay Wilder Wins Arbitration, Tyson Fury Must Face Him By September 15th
By: Hans Themistode
Despite promoter Eddie Hearn shouting from the mountain tops that a showdown between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury was signed, sealed and delivered – Deontay Wilder patiently stood back and awaited the legal results.
The former WBC heavyweight titlist suffered a brutal seventh-round stoppage defeat at the hands of Fury in February of 2020. Refusing to go away quietly, Wilder attempted to enact his mandated rematch clause. Yet, despite both sides agreeing to meet in the ring once more, Fury grew impatient as Wilder underwent surgery on his left bicep surgery paired with the uncertainty of COVID-19 forced several postponements.
Unwilling to wait any longer, Fury claimed that he moved on and would instead pursue a showdown with unified champion Anthony Joshua. While the pair may have begun negotiating terms for a two-fight deal, Wilder was behind the scenes working with an arbitrator, Daniel Weinstein, to force Fury to meet him in the ring for a third time.
Now, after taking several months to listen to both sides, Weinstein has ruled in favor of Wilder. According to reports, Fury vs Wilder 3 must take place before September 15th.
The news of Wilder winning the arbitration comes at a bit of an awkward time. Just yesterday, Fury revealed that not only was his contest against Joshua taking place next but the British native even went as far as to give an exact date and location.
“I have got some massive news,” said Fury on his Twitter account. “I have just got off the phone with Prince Khalid of Saudi Arabia and he told me this fight is 100 percent on August 14. All eyes of the world will be on the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. I cannot wait, I repeat, cannot wait to smash Anthony Joshua on the biggest stage of all time. This is going to be the biggest sporting event ever to grace the planet Earth. Do not miss it.”
Wilder, 35, has sat sequestered on the sidelines since his stoppage defeat to Fury. While he has mainly remained quiet, the Alabama native has recently released several videos of himself working on his craft with new trainer, Malik Scott.
With Fury now obligated to step into the ring with Wilder in the coming months, Joshua could find himself standing across from former undisputed cruiserweight champion, Oleksandr Usyk. For roughly two years now, the Ukrainian has remained in the mandatory position to challenge Joshua. However, he was willing to step to the side in order to allow Joshua and Fury to settle their differences in the ring.
Usyk’s contingency plan, involved a contest against former Olympic Silver medalist, Joe Joyce. The winner of their perceived showdown was set to be awarded with the WBO interim title and a mandated date with the winner between Joshua and Fury.
Nevertheless, with Wilder winning the arbitration, he figures to throw an unexpected monkey wrench in the plans of everyone.
Tyson Fury: “Malik Scott’s A B*tch And So Is Deontay Wilder, You Can’t Teach An Old Dog New Tricks”
By: Hans Themistode
Former WBC heavyweight titlist Deontay Wilder was mostly quiet following his stunning seventh-round stoppage defeat at the hands of Tyson Fury in February of 2020. The Alabama native may have been a man of few words but behind the scenes, he was busy making changes.
Shortly following his defeat, he canned now former, co-trainer Mark Breland and has seemingly pushed Malik Scott to the forefront of that position. Recently, Wilder released a video of himself and Scott working on combination punching and his defensive movement. Wilder’s workout video has received close to one million views on his Instagram account. Amongst those who tuned in to see what Wilder has been working on is Fury. Needless to say, Fury believes Wilder’s new training regimen is a complete waste of time.
“You can’t teach an old dog new tricks,” said Fury during an interview with FightHype.com
Presently, Fury is deep in negotiations with unified heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua. Both sides are hoping to finalize a two-fight deal that would see them matchup once sometime in the Summer and then again later on this year.
Yet, if Wilder has anything to say about it, Fury will be forced to step inside the ring with him instead. After coming up short in 2020, Wilder immediately enacted his rematch clause. Both sides were given a certain amount of time to work out a deal and face off against one another. However, due to Wilder undergoing surgery on his left bicep, their contest was postponed. To make matters worse, COVID-19 prevented fans from attending any sporting events until just recently, making their immediate rematch even more complex to make.
While Wilder simply wanted more time, Fury elected to move on to a possible showdown with Joshua. In an effort to stop their contest from taking place, Wilder has sought legal action and both sides are now currently waiting on the decision of an arbitrator.
Regardless of the final verdict, Fury insists that he has no issue with fighting Wilder, Joshua, or anyone else for that matter. In fact, if the boxing commissions will allow him, he’ll take on Wilder and his newfound trainer on the same night.
“Malik Scott’s a b*tch and so is Deontay Wilder. I’ll fight both of them, one after the other on the same night. Smack them around like little p*ssies. I’m open to all fights. All the heavyweights out there, champions and nonchampions alike. There’s heavyweight boxing and there’s the Gypsy King boxing and I’m lightyears ahead of these motherf*ckers.”
Andy Ruiz Jr. Reacts To Deontay Wilder’s Workout Video: “We All Have Our Little Struggles But He’s Looking Good”
By: Hans Themistode
Deontay Wilder has been mostly out of the public eye ever since suffering a devastating knockout defeat at the hands of Tyson Fury in February of 2020. On the night, Wilder was dropped numerous times before ultimately succumbing in the seventh round and forfeiting his WBC heavyweight crown.
Besides a back and forth war of words with former co-trainer Mark Breland, Wilder’s future plans have been mostly kept under wraps. Although a date for his return has yet to be revealed, the Alabama native posted a video of himself training for the first time since his defeat.
While many in the boxing world were anxious to see Wilder sporting a pair of boxing gloves in over a year, Andy Ruiz Jr. was particularly interested in seeing what he’s been working on. The former unified heavyweight titlist couldn’t help but nod his head in approval when discussing what he saw from the short video clip.
“He looks pretty good,” said Ruiz Jr. during an interview with FightHype.com “And he has a new trainer as well. We all have our little struggles but he’s looking good.”
Ruiz Jr., 31, is just a few days away from making his own return to the ring when he takes on fringe contender Chris Arreola at Dignity Health Sports Park, in Carson California on FOX pay-per-view.
For Ruiz Jr., he’ll look to show that he’s dedicated to his craft after losing in embarrassing fashion to Anthony Joshua in December of 2019. Although Ruiz Jr. made history in becoming the first fighter of Mexican descent to win a heavyweight world title six months prior, he admitted that he lost his way and enjoyed the fruits of his labor for far longer than he should have.
If everything goes the way he envisions it, he’ll jump back into the win column with big fights lined up in his future. Amongst them, he hopes, is a showdown with Wilder.
“If they want to fight, I’ll be willing to fight.”
Dillian Whyte On Deontay Wilder: “I’d Fight Him In His Own Home, The Kitchen, The garage, The Garden, Wherever”
By: Hans Themistode
Dillian Whyte is still living off the high associated with scoring an impressive knockout win. The current heavyweight contender peeled himself off the mat in his first stoppage defeat against Alexander Povetkin in August of 2020, to push the 41-year-old on the brink of retirement.
Following the win, Whyte (28-2, 19 KOs) set his sights on facing some of the bigger names in the division. With unified heavyweight titlist Anthony Joshua currently wrapped up in negotiations with fellow unified champion Tyson Fury, both men are seemingly off the table. However, a certain heavy-handed knockout artist is still currently available in Deontay Wilder.
The former WBC belt holder is patiently waiting on the verdict of an arbitration he is enforcing against Fury to push a third fight between them. If for some reason things don’t go his way legally, Wilder could be left without a dance partner. But before the former world titlist flips through his Rolodex to find his next opponent, Whyte believes the two should get it on.
“I think the public demand for the Wilder fight is already there, to be honest,” said Whyte to Sky Sports. “There’s a lot of demand for it already. Fighting in America doesn’t hurt and it does increase the profile and the interest, and a different fan base and following. It would be good to get a big fight in America in the summer.”
Although Whyte says he would be perfectly alright with fighting Wilder (42-1-1, 41 KOs) in America, up until this point, the British native has fought only once stateside. Presumably, Whyte would be outside of his comfort zone. But even with that being the case, the current WBC interim titlist is perfectly alright with it. With both Wilder and Whyte screaming and shouting at one another through social media and interviews for years, Whyte is willing to face Wilder anywhere at this point. Even in the most awkward of places.
“I’ll fight Wilder in Alabama if that’s what is going to make him feel secure and safe enough to take the fight. If he wants, he can have the home judges, his hometown, whatever. I don’t care. I’d even fight him in his own home, the kitchen, the garage, the garden, wherever. I just want to get hold of him and hurt him.
“I’m going to go to fight, I’m going to give it my all, and be the best I can be. I always come to fight and leave it all in the ring. I’m coming for war. I’m coming to put on a destructive display. Wherever the fight is, whatever is going on, I’m cool.”
Andy Ruiz Jr.: “I Would Love To Fight (Deontay) Wilder And Tyson Fury”
By: Hans Themistode
In just over a month, Andy Ruiz Jr. will find out if the monotonous training he has done with new trainer Eddy Reynoso will yield winning results. The former unified heavyweight champion is set to take on fringe contender Chris Arreola on April 24th.
While he’s focused on Arreola and jumping back into the win column, Ruiz Jr. can see an even bigger fight taking place in his peripheral vision.
“I would love to fight (Deontay) Wilder and Tyson Fury,” said Ruiz Jr. during an interview with Little Giant Boxing. “Everybody has been talking about those fight.”
First things first, however, Ruiz Jr. must take care of business against Arreola. Provided he do just that, the Mexican native will sit back and weigh his options. Although a matchup with either the hard-hitting former WBC belt holder in Deontay Wilder would draw plenty of attention, so would a showdown against current titlist Tyson Fury.
Choosing between them ultimately comes down to who can provide him with the final piece to his championship puzzle. Having held almost every world title following his upset win over Anthony Joshua in June of 2019, Ruiz Jr.’s title reign was quickly truncated in their immediate rematch. But while he isn’t a current champion, he still has the WBO, WBA and IBF titles in his trophy room in his palatial estate. The only thing missing from his collection is the WBC title.
That in turn, makes picking his next opponent an easy choice to make.
“I want that green belt. I have all the belts but that belt, I’m missing that one. I know Anthony Joshua is going to fight Tyson Fury but I need that belt baby.”
As bad as he wants to complete his collection, Ruiz Jr. doesn’t want to get too ahead of himself. When last seen, Ruiz Jr. was getting dominated by Joshua as his championship status fattened his bank account and made him listless and took away his work ethic.
He’s since parted ways with former trainer Manny Robles and ventured under the wing of Eddy Reynoso. By all accounts, their partnership appears to be working but with their first official fight together just around the corner, the jury is still out on whether or not their relationship will prove to be a sagacious one for Ruiz Jr.
With that said, the former heavyweight titlist is supremely confident that Reynoso is the right man in his corner and with his guidance, he believes the sky is the limit.
“After Arreola, I want to keep fighting and training to look better and better.”