Former WBC heavyweight world champion Deontay Wilder took a different route in his quest for revenge against Tyson Fury on Saturday, Nov 9th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
The 35 year old Alabama Knockout Artist has been seen less both on social media and promotional videos. Instead he has dedicated more time to his craft ahead of the rematch with Fury, who dropped him twice in the rematch and stopped him in the seventh round of their rematch back in February 2020.
Wilder has kept himself away from the media all through the build up for his third meeting, which portrays a different aspect of his character unknown to everyone and the Boxing World throughout his five year reign as the WBC champion.
Wilder brought in Malik Scott as his head trainer and fired Breland from his corner. A move which he claims has given him the opportunity to make changes in his game and also help him utilise more of his attributes, he has failed to utilise properly.
Wilder, who has trained with Scott for over a year will be expected to display those changes against Fury, when they square off on Saturday at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
“Most everything has changed,” Wilder said during a recent Zoom conference call. “I’m super-focused. You know, I’m more focused now than I’ve ever been in my entire career. You know, this is another part, a second phase of my career. Like I said, I had fun in my first album coming out, defending the title, you know, for five years, 10 title defenses. You know, like I said, I gave my time to people, you know, and it was appreciated, but sometimes it wasn’t. And at this point in time, man, we’re serious about everything. I’m super-focused. I’m in a happy place and I’m glad that I’m here. You know, I’m happy. They say things happen for a reason, and sometimes we don’t understand that reason until we get in a situation or a certain place in life, and then we understand.
“And with me and my team aboard, we all understand everything that has happened. And we’re just looking forward to it. We all smile. You know, we all laugh. You know, I always talk about the love I have in my camp, and it is so real. You know, I love to display it. I love to talk about it because, you know, so many people look for this type of love, because it’s so many fake people out there that show fake love. And I know for sure if I see love it’s between the family that I have within my team and my brotherhood that I have with all my guys. You know, and that means a lot to me.”
Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury will be entering the Boxing Ring for the first time in 17 months and will those changes in his game will be expected ones the bell is heard in the first round.
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