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Naazim Richardson reacts to Wilder-Fury draw

The trainer breaks down his thoughts on the outcome of the fight.

Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

Richardson on what he thought of the Wilder-Fury draw:

Boxing, you know what I mean?! You could see how Deontay Wilder came out, he knew ‘If I don’t get this guy outta here I’m not gonna win this fight.’ And he tried to get him outta there.”

On who he had winning the fight:

“I had Deontay up slightly but the way I was judging was the way I knew they was gonna judge it. I knew they was gonna judge it [like that]. I didn’t have him up.”

On if he wants to see a rematch:

“I mean, what Fury does is entertaining but it’s the kind of thing that, you know, you might not wanna watch too much of it. You know what I mean? It’s entertaining but after a while you’re like ‘ok’ — you know, you put your hands behind your back, this is a serious competition. You disrespecting a great champion sticking your hands behind your back and then say ‘I won’ and you picking yourself off the canvas.”

On if Wilder should target a fight with Anthony Joshua or look for Fury again:

“If Joshua wanted to fight these dudes, Joshua woulda fought these dudes, man. Joshua ain’t trying to fight these dudes.”

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