As Deontay Wilder prepares to exact his vengeance against Tyson Fury in their October 9th trilogy match, Wilder holds a virtual media presser and talks about where he’s at in camp and how he plans to regain his WBC heavyweight title. Check out some excerpts of what Wilder had to say below...
Wilder on how he’s feeling leading into his upcoming fight with Tyson Fury
“I’m super focused. I’m more focused now than I’ve ever been in my entire career. This is the second phase of my career. Like I said, I had fun my first album coming, defending the title for five years, ten title defense — I gave my time to people and it was appreciated, but sometimes it wasn’t. At this point in time we’re serious about everything. I’m super focused, I’m in a happy place, and I’m glad that I’m here.
“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, we understand everything that has happened and we’re just looking forward to it...I’m gonna beat his ass, just as simple as that. Just beat his ass.
On if he ever considered calling the people after accusing Fury of using tampered gloves
“I didn’t go to the measurements of that. Like I said, I want it back in blood. So that’s up to me. So come October the 9th, I will get my revenge...an eye for an eye, and that’s what I’m looking forward to.
“It has hands down been the best training camp of my entire career. Sometimes you need certain events to happen in life to bring about a change of things, whether that’s getting rid of people out of your life, whether that’s changing up the regiments of training inside the camp, or anything that feels to need a change. This is the best camp I’ve had all the way around and this is the first time where I had all my guys with me at all times...
“You’re looking at a rejuvenated Deontay Wilder, reinvented Deontay Wilder. The only Deontay Wilder is no longer there. It’s something that I can’t explain to you but will show you October 9th.”