Deontay Wilder talks Tyson Fury training camp preparations!
Former WBC heavyweight champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder (42-1-1, 41KOs) is in the midst of, by far, his most important training camp of his 13-year career. The man who hails from Tuscaloosa, Alabama is seeking redemption as he looks to reclaim the coveted WBC title he lost to Tyson Fury back in February of 2020. The power puncher has made shakeups in his inner circle by exalting former long-time co-trainer Mark Breland. After doing that, he brought in longtime friend, former opponent and main sparring partner Malik Scott to help make improvements ahead of his trilogy bout with the Gypsy King in October.
Making an appearance on the PBC podcast, Wilder divulged how training camp was going ahead of his do-or-die third fight with Tyson Fury.
“Oh my goodness, camp has been going amazing. You know, I got all the people I need with me, they got the same mindset as I. All of our mindsets is violence right now, and we’re looking forward to October 9 to get it on.
I got all my brothers that I’ve been with for a long time, now they’re all apart of the team, and now it’s really a family team right now. It’s something I should’ve had a long time ago, but you know you always try to give other outsiders opportunities to come in. But at this point and time in my career, I got all my guys with me that love me deeply as I love them and that’s what it should be about…if anybody can push you hard, it’s going to be the ones that love you the most. Because they’re the ones who want to see you do well and make it, and succeed.
That’s what I have right now, especially with bringing Malik on to the camp. It’s a move I should’ve made years ago. But like I said, I gave other people opportunities while my brother was doing other things, and at this point in time it was the right time to bring him on and I’m glad that I did it.”
It’s clear that Wilder is in a better headspace and happy with the changes made in his camp. The question is whether these changes equate to a triumph in a fight that not many people expect him to win. We certainly will find out once the two gargantuan heavyweights close their rivalry on October 9!
By: Jerrell Fletcher