Although the term ‘Gypsy’ is often used as a term of ethnic and racial abuse – I use it here – with the greatest sense of respect! In the post-press fight conference, Tyson Fury stated that he was ‘as strong as an ox and as fit as a fiddle!’ His first fight with Deontay Wilder was a ‘draw’ (although many thought Tyson Fury had won) – whilst the second fight saw Tyson Fury ‘stop’ an almost out on his feet Deontay Wilder in the 7th round – and during the third-fight today – Tyson Fury knocked-out Deontay Wilder in the 11th round! Indeed, Deontay Wilder was counted-out lying face-down on the canvas! Tyson Fury achieved all this after contracting Covid19 and fully recovering – when it is believed that even if an individual survives this disease – they are never psychologically or physically the same! In the last six-months Tyson Fury has only been with his family for just two-days (even though his partner just gave birth to their baby-daughter).
Deontay Wilder, unfortunately, is a bully in the gym and a bully in the ring. He is small for a modern heavyweight but possesses an explosive right-hand punch which his management made the best of by carefully selecting opponents for Deontay Wilder to knockout. I acknowledge that as an African-American he has achieved outstanding achievements in a country that has a very pronounced problem with racism – despite starting a boxing career relatively late in his life. However, Deontay Wilder lacks the grace of a true champion. He also has to realise that as a person of ‘Romany’ (Gypsy) extraction, Tyson Fury is not ‘White’ in the sense of those who regularly exploit and persecute Black people in America! Tyson Fury is from an ethnic minority that has suffered terribly throughout history and Deontay Wilder should grant Tyson Fury the same respect Tyson Fury grants him! As matters stand, a new career beckons for Deonty Wilder in the ‘fixed ‘ world of WWE or the bizarre world of MME!