Deontay Wilder: the “coward” Tyson Fury tried to avoid the third fight
With WBC heavyweight titlist Tyson Fury and former title holder Deontay Wilder officially set to fight for the third time on July 24, the 35-year-old “Bronze Bomber” is back in the boxing world and made anything other than making headlines with bold, savage claims about betrayal, corruption and cheating.
Wilder (42-1-1, 41 KOs) and Fury (30-0-1, 24 KOs) were supposed to fight a third time after their February 2020 rematch, and Wilder definitely exercised his contract clause to have this fight takes place. COVID restrictions – along with Wilder’s injury – pushed him back several times, and by the end of 2020, Fury and Top Rank were trying to get out of it, feeling the contract deadline had passed.
But arbitration was ordered and despite lengthy negotiations between the teams for Fury and Anthony Joshua, it eventually came back that the judge sided with Wilder, and the fight quickly fell into place.
“We were contractually obliged to fight, period. He contracted and gave us his word. Wilder told 78SportsTV. “You have to live up to the contract no matter what happens or what you try to do. You have to run the business and you can’t end the chapter without going through Deontay Wilder. “
“Of course I would see that as a cowardly way of trying to move, of trying to avoid me,” he said of Fury trying to make a deal to fight Anthony Joshua instead. “For what purpose, for what reason? We know the reason, and he knows the reasoning, but let it make sense to the fans. I just want to be in a sport where I say I’m the best, they say they’re the best, and the best want to fight no matter what.
As for how the third fight goes next month, Wilder promises it won’t look like the first fight, draw, or second, where Fury stopped him.
“It’s gonna be crazy, it’s gonna be a crazy fight. It will definitely be a different fight than the first and second fight. It will be totally different, ”he said.
Neither Wilder nor Fury, 32, have fought since they last met. Fury will be a pretty heavy favorite this time around, but as he’s said on several occasions – between episodes of pure trashy talk – no one can ignore the power that Deontay Wilder holds, and that makes the American really dangerous, it doesn’t matter who the opponent is or how a fight is going, even.