Fury vs Wilder 3: Deontay Wilder thinks Tyson Fury tried to avoid him like a coward
Former WBC heavyweight champion believes Tyson Fury didn’t want anything to do with him.
Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder are due to meet on July 24 for the WBC heavyweight title. But that was not always the case.
After Fury dropped Wilder twice, then stopped him in the seventh round to win the WBC belt and give the 2008 Olympic bronze medalist the first loss of his career, they were ready to fight in a trilogy fight. to set the score once and for all. The third meeting was supposed to take place in July 2020, but Wilder had bicep surgery and was pushed back to December 19. However, the college football conference championship games were on and the fight was postponed again.
Fury grew impatient and felt that the contract deadline for the contest to occur had passed. Instead of trying to set a date for Wilder’s shock, Fury turned his attention to three-belt champion Anthony Joshua. For this reason, Wilder invoked his right to an arbitration hearing to enforce the fight. Months of negotiations ensued between Joshua and Fury’s camps until an agreement was finally reached just over two weeks ago. A day later, it was all gone as the arbitration judge ruled in Wilder’s favor. With the fight now in his sights, Wilder feels that in the end, Fury didn’t want anything to do with him.
“I see this as a cowardly way of trying to avoid myself,” Wilder said 78SPORTSTV. “For what? We know the reason, and he knows the reason.”
“The Bronze Bomber” says Fury had promised him a third fight and expected him to follow through on his end of the affair. It was a long road for Wilder to have the chance to win his championship and the road to compete for the undisputed heavyweight title always passes through him.
“I am ready to take this title back,” said Wilder. “We were contractually obliged to fight.
“He gave his word. When you do all of this – and we have proof of it – you have to stick with that. You have to run the business, and you can’t close the chapter without going through Deontay Wilder.”