Former Heavyweight Champ tells The Last Stand Podcast it's not Tyson Fury.
Deontay Wilder is seeking an opponent for early 2021 after Tyson Fury “ran away”, with the former heavyweight champion saying he is now 'looking through opponents'.
It's hard to get a real reading from the outside of what goes on behind the closed doors of the heavyweights current top table. Over the last 2 years all the main players have called one another out, pointed fingers, accused of ducking and running - it was actually to the credit of both Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury that they fought in the first place and even more so again.
Deontay Wilder is still, even at this point, something of an enigma to the Heavyweight division.
Many have questioned his ability as a boxer, pointing out that he is a fighter who relies on one factor only, the catastrophic power contained within his right hand. When you have that to your disposal, maybe the other attributes are less required. It is still a fact that every fighter Wilder has come up against, he has put them on the canvas.
He declared he didn't want to be a part of the Bridgerweight class, stating he would rather stay at Heavyweight before declaring a rematch with Tyson Fury was happening and was in mediation phase.
Deontay Wilder is seeking an opponent for early 2021 after Tyson Fury “ran away.” ???? pic.twitter.com/6Ubromu8mY— ESPN Ringside (@ESPNRingside) November 30, 2020
Then came the controversies. The egg weight, the spiked water, the cheat, the con, the fix. Fury retaliated, well...furiously, stating he would never entertain Wilder again in a ring after the derogatory statements.
Truth is, we don't know where we stand. It's likely the fighters themselves don't. The story this week is Wilder is looking elsewhere because Fury is scared.
Do we believe that? No. Do we expect a response? Imminently.