What Next For Tyson Fury And Deontay Wilder?

By James Slater - 10/10/2021 - Comments

Before last night’s truly incredible fight, Tyson Fury had repeatedly said he would end the career of Deontay Wilder, that Wilder would take such a beating he never fight again. In assessing the amount of damage the almost unearthly Wilder took, and was able to take, in the third fight of one of the sport’s most amazing trilogies (amazing for many different reasons; each of the three fights being almost completely different from the another), Fury may well have accomplished his goal. But might Fury also look at heading towards the exit door himself?

Fury’s wife has been urging Tyson to retire for some time, and last night’s brutal fight will only have strengthened her resolve. We saw two men give their all last night, with both men taking some wicked shots to head and body – mostly head shots – and the toll to be paid will be substantial. Ask yourself, how much did those almost 11 rounds take out of both men? Wilder took a sustained beating, yet he also put some real hurt on Fury’s head and body. How much will either man be left with now?

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It’s perhaps (almost certainly in fact) too soon to be seriously asking either man what he will do next; what his plans are. Rest, rest and recuperation are the only things these two sensational ring warriors will be thinking about right about now, and this is ever so rightly so. BUT – assuming both men do fight on, what could be in their respective futures?

There will almost certainly be no fourth fight between the two; as hard as Wilder tried in fight-three, and as much success as he did have, Fury has again proven he simply has Wilder’s number. But as Fury said post-fight (before once again bursting into song, this when his head was still throbbing!), he is the best in the world and Wilder is the second best. That said (and who disagrees with Fury?) can anyone else beat Wilder? Can anyone else push Fury so dangerously hard and manage to knock him down?

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Again, it all depends on how much Wilder has left, how much more Fury wants to prove and to go on fighting for. Deciding when it’s time to retire is always a tougher than tough thing for a great fighter (have Fury and Wilder now earned the distinction?) but in Wilder’s case, at age 36, and after putting so much into trying to beat Fury and taking so much punishment for his efforts, maybe it is now time to walk away. For sure, Wilder would be more than able to hold his head up high if he did walk away. But of course, no proud fighting man wants to go out on a loss. Will Wilder fight again? It really is too early to tell.

As for Fury, the idea of walking away now, at age 33, when still on top, may seem foolish to some. But Fury is under pressure to call it quits from his wife, he has seen the once-massive unification fight with Anthony Joshua go out the window, and he knows he has more than made his mark on the sport. We might see Fury decide to get a fight with the Oleksandr Usyk-Joshua rematch winner, this in a unification showdown, while there is that Dillian Whyte fight out there. But Fury is his own man, he does what he wants, and he may decide to walk away.

Again, it’s far too early to tell. But for now, we fans must thank Fury and Wilder for giving us one hell of a great fight. Fury-Wilder III delivered, and as such their trilogy will be long remembered. Not bad for a third fight that at one point in time almost nobody wanted to see.

Ali-Frazier and Bowe-Holyfield will remain as the two greatest heavyweight trilogies ever, but Fury Vs. Wilder is right up there.

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20 thoughts on “What Next For Tyson Fury And Deontay Wilder?”

  1. Deluded,. delusional crackhead fanboys in denial. Bring your best heavyweights for grease spots on the canvas

  2. Grease spots, Deontay Wilder will monkey stomp all Europeans into a grease spot on the canvas. They will have to scrape them off of the canvas.

  3. What’s next for Deontay Wilder? That’s a very good question. First bring all of your eurocentric heavyweights to get monkey stomped into a great spot on the canvas. And bring your best, tell them to stop avoiding the best heavyweight champion that ever lived without question, Deontay Wilder.

  4. Blue,
    The gloves were tampered with. No investigation means coercion, conspiring to commit a crime

  5. Typical….
    Still throwing the cheat card out there
    Loaded gloves bent officials the commission was in on it blah blah blah
    Your man got beat up n thats it go away and cry wilder fans your all bad losers
    If the commission allowed dodgy gloves maybe they dont want wilder to win
    Hmmm i wonder why?
    Excuses excuses excuses
    Agian and again

    • Now the evil influence of fury is don, let’s move on to some legitimate fights. Deontay Wilder is an active heavyweight. For now there’s no one that can beat Deontay Wilder without cheating.

    • Legacy of cheating is the documentary Netflix about how the British boxing board of control suspended permanently fury’s boxing license.

  6. You rascals aren’t fooling anyone except for high school boys. Criminals aught to be investigated like the UK did , the British boxing board of control has suspended permanently fury’s boxing license and that is a hell of a lot better than our Mafia run commission who approves worn out gloves. Those gloves should be required to be brand new.

  7. There’s no way fury could ever beat Deontay Wilder without loaded gloves and help from the Nevada State Athletic Commission and the WBC allowing drug test failing and refusal of the investigation. I myself have access to a photo of an eggweight clearly visible through the leather glove.

  8. What’s next for Deontay Wilder and fury? The same old thing, fury will keep on being allowed to fight while on steroids and enhancement drugs until he unifies and retires and Deontay Wilder, if he hasn’t suffered too much neurological damage from the loaded gloves and drugging , will continue to be avoided and continue knocking everyone out, forever.

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      You boys aint got a clue stick to softball or ice skating or whatever it is you lot do

  9. To me it look just like the first fight Wilder did the same thing his was a opponent that he knock out 5 years ago there were a lot of Hall of Famers who reach out help him he didn’t want it and is his mark on boxing history will be question as for Fury i feel there’s more work to do of he wants all of the he want’s to be unified champion.

    • Deontay Wilder has been an inductee of the Canastonia New York international boxing Hall of fame. And he didn’t have to load his gloves and drugging opponents while on steroids and cocaine to accomplish that.

    • Once a crack head, always a crack head. A crack head cheated the greatest heavyweight champion that ever lived five years ago and a crack head cheated the greatest heavyweight champion, Deontay Wilder today. Period , end of story.

    • Deontay Wilder is still young and active. The corrupt criminal acts perpetrated by old fuddy duddy types like Arum, and Larry merchant who as a last dying wish was to just have one White hope in their lifetime will pass and Deontay Wilder will still be here competing and improving on history of honor integrity and excellent legacy.

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