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Deontay Wilder reacts to Tyson Fury’s win over Tom Schwarz

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WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder was not overly impressed with Tyson Fury’s performance on Saturday night.

Fury returned to the ring for the first time since his dramatic draw against Wilder in December, ruthlessly dispatching the younger, unbeaten Schwarz with a flurry of punches in the second round.

Fury is scheduled to fight again in the fall, and then the target is a rematch with Wilder in the first quarter of 2020.

Wilder saw nothing on Saturday that worries him, as he mentally prepares to face Ortiz, and then face Fury.

“It was a cool performance. It wasn’t much of an opponent. I think (Schwarz) only threw four punches. He was a punching bag.” Deontay Wilder told The Athletic over the phone on Sunday. “Fury did what he was supposed to do. They’re trying to promote him up, saying things, selling this story about him over and over again, talking about him as the lineal champion… It’s building him up. But the performance (on Saturday against Tom Schwarz) was just OK.”

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