Tyson Fury Extremely Excited For the Upcoming Trilogy Against Deontay Wilder
We’re inching closer to the October 9 trilogy between WBC world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury (30-0-1, 21 KOs) and ex-WBC champ Deontay Wilder (42-1-1, 41 KOs). On September 29, Fury and his co-promoter, Bob Arum, held a Zoom call with the members of the boxing media to discuss the upcoming fight. The defending champion says he’s ready to go to war with Wilder once again.
“I’m very excited, very looking forward to this fight. I’m very motivated, very focused, and determined, and I cannot wait for it to be October 9. I wish it was this weekend, but I’ll have to wait one more week until I get these big hands on Wilder for the third time.
It’s one of the few heavyweight trilogies we’ve seen since, I believe, Riddick Bowe and Evander Holyfield. So yeah, really looking forward to putting a bit of history into this, let’s fight.”
This match was originally scheduled to happen on July 24 but was postponed after Fury tested positive for COVID-19. After taking time off to recover, the 33-year-old told the media he’s healthy, injury-free, and ready to go.
When Fury TKO’d Deontay Wilder to capture the title in February of 2020, Wilder went on to spew accusations of cheating and foul play. In the lead-up to this fight, the former champ and his new trainer Malik Scott insist fans will see a new and improved fighter.
Fury is unconcerned. He said that Wilder’s accusations are complete rubbish and a sign of weakness. In his mind, they can make all the excuses in the world. They can summon any new game plan or come up with any new fight strategy they want. However, the proof is in the pudding when you get hit and go through the fire on fight night. It doesn’t matter what they do. The champion is prepared to deal with whatever they bring into the ring October 9.
Asked about Oleksandr Usyk’s September 25 win over Anthony Joshua and what improvements Joshua could make in a rematch, Fury said it’s all about training hard and doing the basics. His advice to Joshua is simply to put his best foot forward and swing away.
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In the end, the fighter nicknamed “Gypsy King” says he’s 100 percent and in the best shape of his life. Fully confident of victory, Fury plans on leaving the ring with the title wrapped around his waist.
“I’m ready today, tomorrow, and forever. I’ll always be ready, and I’ll never make excuses because that’s not me… when I beat Wilder, I’ll be on to the next one, so on and so forth.
It’s never about the opponent. I don’t care what they’re gonna do, I don’t care what they bring to the ring. It’s the Tyson Fury show until I hang them gloves up, then anybody else can takeover what they want to do. Until that day, it’s all about me. The roadshow continues.
All these years later, since 2008-2021, nearly 2022, I’m still undefeated. I’m still talking this smack because there ain’t a man out there born from his mother that can stop me or beat me.”
By: Michael Wilson Jr.