Former boxing heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder has revenge on his mind.
Wilder will square off with Tyson Fury on October 9 from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Veegas. The WBC heavyweight title will be on the line that night live on pay-per-view.
Fury and Wilder have met twice before, with the current champion winning the most recent bout. This third encounter was delayed due to COVID-19.
“The delay was actually a blessing for me. The more they delayed it, the more time we had to work on my craft and art, along with strategically going over the game plan we’re going to have on October 9,” Wilder said. “It was obviously frustrating, because I was ready to go, and this is the longest I’ve been out of the ring. There’s something about the ring that calls you and draws you back. But I’ve used the time and benefited tremendously.”
The 35-year-old former Olympic bronze medalist feels he is at his best right now.
“This has hands down been the best training camp I’ve had in my entire career,” Wilder said. “Sometimes you need events to happen in life to bring about changes that you need. We’ve had no distractions and I’m just in a happy state mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually.
“You’re looking at a rejuvenated and reinvented Deontay Wilder. The old Deontay is no longer there. I can’t explain it to you, I have to show you on October 9. I’m looking forward to it and I can’t wait.”