HAS DEONTAY WILDER MADE A MISTAKE?
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Following Tyson Fury’s demolition of Deontay Wilder the former WBC Champion has released numerous statements and maintained his intentions to trigger the immediate rematch clause to fight Tyson Fury a third time, as promised and to the disappointment of many around the world Deontay Wilder has formally activated his rematch clause.
For those living under a rock … Tyson Fury defeated Deontay Wilder in their highly anticipated February 22nd rematch via TKO in the 7th round. From the opening bell Fury behaved as if it was round 13 and took the fight straight to Wilder forcing him to fight in a manner he’s unaccustomed to… on the back foot. Dropping Wilder numerous times and leaving his corner little choice but to throw in the towel.
Fury put on one of the most dominant performances in history between two Heavyweights at the highest level and eliminated anyone’s doubts about who the better man was.
Since the fight Wilder has expressed an interesting list of excuses for the one-sided beating including his heavy outfit for his ring walk and conspiracy theories about the Referee and even his own Trainer. Many professional fighters, promoters, and trainers have been on record saying they don’t think Wilder should go into an immediate rematch.
The fact that Wilder is seemingly in denial that he was beaten by the better man on the night doesn’t bode well for the third fight and leads many to believe he will come into a third fight with the exact same tactics… just simply relying on landing ‘The Eraser’.
Never the less the rematch clause has been activated and the bout is rumored to be taking place in just over 4 months’ time on July 18th at the MGM Grand.. again.
Are 4 months long enough for Wilder to correct his wrongs with what seems at the minute to be a fragmented team? What changes would you like to see Wilder make heading into the third fight? At 34 years of age can Wilder realistically learn to do anything differently?
Will it be repeat or revenge? Let us know in the comment section.