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Fury vs Wilder 3: Deontay Wilder solely motivated by seeking revenge against Tyson Fury

Wilder has a one track mind as he heads into his third fight with Tyson Fury.

Tyson Fury v Deontay Wilder - Press Conference Photo by Mikey Williams/Top Rank Inc/Getty Images
Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

Although Deontay Wilder didn’t have many words to share during the opening press conference for his upcoming third fight with Tyson Fury, Wilder did share at least some thoughts with ESPN on the impending battle and says he’s being fueled b

On his motivation going up against Fury for the third time

“What’s fueling me for this fight against Tyson Fury is revenge. Solely revenge, you know. What I done for him and he didn’t do for me, you know, playing games, even cheated.”

On what he learned about himself in that loss to Fury

“What I learned about myself id that I’m strong-willed. I’m a warrior. I understand the situation that I was in and the circumstances that I was under. I could’ve went back to my corner, I could’ve quit and gave up but I didn’t do it. I accepted the challenges I was going to be facing just to see where I am mentally, physically, emotionally. When I say I’m the best I’m truly that. And I proved to myself that I’m every bit of a king that I say I am.”

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