“No Matter What Deontay Wilder Does, I’m Still Going to Knock Him the Fu*k Out” | Tyson Fury Not Playing With Deontay Wilder Trilogy

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The beef that is fueling the trilogy between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury is heating up. At the final main event press conference, the pair shared the same stage today; words and intentions were not minced.

WBC and lineal heavyweight world champion Tyson “The Gypsy King” Fury wants to keep his champion status this Saturday. He has been adamant that his last win was not a fluke and continues to press his campaign as the true heavyweight ruler.

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“You can go to college and get a master’s degree in nearly two years, so for a boxer, that’s very easy to do,” said Fury. “No matter what Deontay Wilder does, I’m still going to knock him the fu*k out!”

Former heavyweight world champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder has been silent in the lead-up to the event. He has made significant changes to his camp in the aftermath of losing his WBC title to Fury.

However, now Wilder needs redemption. Not just in the form of a win, but a decisive victory to dispel the result of their last fight.

Fight Week Is Upon Us

The two made their grand arrivals in Las Vegas Tuesday evening to officially kick off fight week for their highly anticipated heavyweight title trilogy fight. The showdown takes place this Saturday, Oct. 9, live on PPV from T-Mobile Arena.

The resumption of one of the great heavyweight feuds, Fury vs. Wilder III fight week, began with both fighters stating their intention to settle this rivalry once and for all on Saturday night.

“I see me beating him up and then knocking him out,” said Wilder. “I’m going to put on a great performance Saturday night.”

Initially, the heavyweight showdown was scheduled for Saturday, July 24, until Fury tested positive COVID-19. That led to accusations from Wilder that Fury faked his diagnosis to give him more time.

However, this wasn’t the first of the allegations.

Deontay Wildin’

Wilder has gone on a tear, claiming that Wilder uses performance-enhancing drugs and even claiming that an old member of his team assisted in drugging him in the second fight.

That trainer was Olympic gold medalist Mark Breland, who was hastily fired after throwing in the towel with his fighter repeatedly punched in the corner.

Enter Malik Scott, a former heavyweight turned-boxing trainer savant who seems to have turned around Wilder’s outlook on the game. Through Scott’s lens, Wilder seemed almost to have King’s disease and was a victim of his success.

The two went on a tear, producing viral training videos that showed Wilder exploring more of the tools in his toolbox instead of relying only on his sledgehammer right hand. Wilder’s physique also became more prominent and ripped in the process.

Then Wilder tapped in Bermane Stiverne’s head trainer and legendary cutman, Don House.

With Fury continuing his relationship with former Emanuel Steward protégé Sugarhill Steward, both camps are complete with the power they feel necessary to be effective.

With a hungry former champion in Wilder against a determined current champion in Fury, the trilogy fight looks to be one of boxing’s best offerings yet.

Rhett Butler is a Boxing Writer Association of America Journalist, Play-By-Play Commentator, Combat Sports Insider, and Former Mixed Martial Arts and Boxing Promoter. The New York City native honed his skills at various news outlets including but not limited to: TIME Magazine, Money Magazine, CNN's Wolf Blitzer Reports, and more. Rhett hosts the PRITTY Left Hook podcast, a polarizing combat sports insider's take featuring the world's biggest names.