Not much has been heard from Deontay Wilder ever since his stoppage loss to Tyson Fury back in February of this year. However, former WBC heavyweight Champion’s protege Raphael Akpejiori has some interesting revelation about Deontay Wilder ahead of the hugely anticipated trilogy bout against Tyson Fury targeted for later this year in December.
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Akpejiori (7-0, 7 KOs), an unbeaten heavyweight puncher from Nigeria has been under the guidance of Deontay Wilder for quite some time. Ahead of the match-up, he revealed that Wilder is going to upset Tyson Fury despite Fury’s confidence going into the third bout.
“He will beat Fury if he sticks to the game plan from his coaching staff, and I know that he has all the physical tools. Right now he is in amazing physical shape, that I can tell you for sure. You will see a completely different Deontay, mentally and physically in the ring, when that bell rings again for that third fight. That I can tell you.” Akpejiori said about the former Champion.
Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder takes place in December 2021
Wilder’s protege claimed that the former Champion is in amazing shape both mentally and physically. He stated that we would see a different Wilder in the trilogy bout against Tyson Fury later this year.
“You’re going to have to wait for Deontay to break it down and address those rumors [regarding his injury and fitness]. Listen, I can tell you from my conversations with Deontay that he was ready to fight Tyson Fury in July. The only reason why he didn’t fight Tyson Fury in July, was because the fight was moved due to the coronavirus pandemic and the lockdown that came after that. He does the same workouts that we’ve been doing. I don’t know how somebody can be injured and do all that. It’s really hard stuff, I can tell you that for sure.”
Not much has been heard from Deontay Wilder from the last eight months. On the other side, Tyson Fury has remained active on social media with a recent appearance on UFC 3 game launch. Fury has called out Wilder on multiple occasions to fight him inside the ring. However, Wilder’s protege maintained that Wilder was ready to fight Fury back in July. The delay was due to the pandemic which resulted in the promoters moving the scheduled event to a later date. An argument can be made that the boxing world is undermining Deontay Wilder ahead of a potential Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua super-fight. Deontay Wilder will look to silence the world with an upset win over Tyson Fury to reclaim his throne at the Heavyweight division.