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Tyson Fury: I did exactly what I said I’d do against Deontay Wilder

The reigning king of the heavyweight

Tyson Fury Homecoming Photo by Peter Byrne/PA Images via Getty Images

World heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, like many out there, is living in lockdown these days due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic around the globe.

The WBC titleholder and LINEAL!!!!! champion (OK, I said I’d say it’s Joshua, but I won’t) has plenty of time on his hands, but he’s been staying busy at home and on social media, where you can sometimes catch him giving some cooking lessons, and sometimes adapting his workout routine to the situation we have right now.

We last saw Fury in the ring on Feb. 22, stopping Deontay Wilder in the seventh round of their highly-anticipated rematch. Fury sat down from home with ITV News in the United Kingdom for an interview, and said he’s particularly proud of that win over Wilder, because he followed up on his pre-fight promises.

“It’s just one of those things you take great pride out of doing,” Fury said. “I really did what I said I was going to do. Not many people in boxing especially say something and then do exactly what they said they were going to do.

“I was quite proud of the performance, and I’m really looking forward to getting all this coronavirus out of the way, and getting the world back on track and getting back to me job.”

Wilder (42-1-1, 41 KO) quickly exercised his rematch clause, and a third fight between he and Fury (30-0-1, 21 KO) is being put together. The original target date of July 18 is off, and latest word is the two will meet again on Oct. 3 in Las Vegas.

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