Deontay Wilder breaks silence on boxing future for first time since Tyson Fury defeat

Wilder has spoken for the first time since his historic defeat to Fury in October, and has vowed to provide his greatest heavyweight work n his return subsequent year

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Deontay Wilder has opened up on his boxing future for the first time since being defeated to Tyson Fury and has vowed his career is simply “beginning”.

The American star was crushed for a second consecutive time in Las Vegas by trilogy rival Fury which signalled the top of an period in his career.

Wilder additionally broke his hand through the loss which additional heightened hypothesis that he might cling up his gloves.

But the 36-year-old has promised to return with a bullish defiance admitting he has targets which can be but to be accomplished within the sport.

Wilder informed Telli Swift’s podcast : “I’m feeling nice, I’m doing nice. We didn’t get what we needed [against Fury], however we nonetheless bought one thing out of it. I feel we bought one thing even larger out of it in addition to only a victory.

Deontay Wilder has spoken out for the first time since dropping to Tyson Fury


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“I’m grateful for that. I’m blessed all the way around. With that being said, it’s no complaints at all, we just move forward.

“You come up to a certain point, as humans we feel we come up to a dead end or we fail, we think this is it for us. But when you’re travelling along your journey, nothing should be ‘this is it’.

“For me, this is not it, this is just the beginning. The best is yet to come from me. Although I have accomplished a lot of things, more than I could’ve imagined. I do still have goals in the sport, that’s why I still have love for it.

“I’m looking to accomplish the goals that I still have left. I broke my hand, so I’m in a healing process right now. Once this is over, I’ll resume training for sure. Boxing is a year-round sport, so you’ve always gotta be prepared, you’ve always gotta stay ready. After this, I’m looking to get right back in it.”

The American instantly reacted negatively after the combat by refusing to shake the ‘Gypsy King’s’ hand after sensing their long-term rivalry was now over.

Wilder had success within the combat and will think about himself unfortunate to not have exacted revenge after his opponent survived a double-knockdown within the fourth spherical.

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He has already started plotting his return in line with his supervisor Shelly Finkel who has additionally instructed that the ‘Bronze Bomber’ might pursue a combat with Anthony Joshua.

But his coach Malik Scott has rubbished any probabilities of him focusing on retirement and has admitted the pair have been having 2am telephone calls to debate his return to motion.

“I planned on not talking about boxing with him, but Deontay is such a warrior, such a natural fighter, that he’s already plotting and planning the same way he did after the (second) fight against Fury,” Scott told World Boxing News.

“His whole thing is to get right back, and my whole thing is I’m telling him is not only should you rest, it’s a deserved rest.

After the fight, I kept telling people Deontay’s gonna rest. I don’t want to talk about boxing with him, and I’m not even going to bring boxing up.

“But after the combat, I’d name him like 2-3 within the morning, wake him up and discuss to him about new drills I’ve for him, new stuff we’ve to work on.”

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