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Deontay Wilder plans to retire after Tyson Fury was knocked out in last fight – “I achieved all of my goals in this sport”


Deontay Wilder has admitted he is considering hanging up his gloves following his knockout loss to Tyson Fury.

The former WBC heavyweight champion failed to regain his title at T-Mobile Arena in October, despite Fury being on the canvas twice.

Wilder revealed he’s at a crossroads as he reflects on retirement
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Much like he did in their first fight in 2018, “The Gypsy King” climbed the web twice and refused to lie down – this time stopping Wilder with an emphatic 11th round ending to wrap up the trilogy. .

“The Bronze Bomber” has tentatively hinted that he will be making a comeback in the summer of 2022, with fellow former world champion Andy Ruiz Jr presented as a possible opponent.

However, six weeks after turning 36, Wilder has now admitted to being at a crossroads with his career and family life.

“These are mixed feelings because in the end I achieved all of my goals in this sport. I told my daughter when she had one that I would be a champion and that I would be able to support her beyond her belief, ”he told Kevin Hart in an episode of Cold As Balls on the Laugh Out Loud network.

Deontay Wilder plans to retire after Tyson Fury was knocked out in last fight – “I achieved all of my goals in this sport”
Fury KO’d Wilder to retain heavyweight title
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” I did it. There are a lot of things that I have accomplished that I think I have to prove to anyone because I have already proven [myself].

“Should I move on? Should I try again? Or should I just retire and focus on the other things that I already have, other things that I want to get into? “

Prior to fighting Fury for the first time in 2018, Wilder was considered by many in the United States and beyond as perhaps the most dangerous heavyweight champion in history given his fierce power and the fact that ‘he had knocked out every man he had ever faced.

Still, battles with Fury showed his heart and desire as a warrior, but somewhat exposed his lack of technical foundation, with the Briton correcting mistakes in his draw in 2018 to put Wilder on the back foot.


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