Gypsy King Doesn't Mince His Words After Scathing Wilder Attack
Better to remain silent and thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt. - Abraham Lincoln
Well ladies and gentlemen, there is no doubt in anyone's minds that former WBC world heavyweight champion, Deontay Wilder, should have perhaps engaged the grey matter before letting his mouth systematically destroy his credibility.
As you'll have no doubt seen on IntuBoxing.com over the last week or so, Wilder has waited some 9 months since his stoppage loss to Tyson Fury to embellish upon his reasons for losing. Now it couldn't have been because he was beaten by a better, more talented fighter now could it? Oh no, that couldn't be it. Wilder has blamed a heavy suit used for a ring walk, a bicep injury (wow, he really should have just stuck with that, shouldn't he?). But now, referee Kenny Bayless, Ricky Hatton, Mark Breland AND the Nevada State Athletic Commission were all in cahoots to remove the king from his throne. And lastly, but by no means least he has accused Fury himself of using an 'egg weight' in his gloves. The reason, apparently, that Fury was able to do so much damage in their February bout. Not from the sheer weight and volume of Fury's many, many unanswered punches to Wilder's skull.
A third bout was in the pipeline. However, an injury and subsequent missing of a deadline made the trilogy fight disappear into the ether. Now, after Wilder's comments, it seems as though Fury has had enough of the Tuscaloosa native altogether.
"Wilder has tried to bring my character down with the bulls*** he's said. If I was like the rest of the world, I'd probably sue him for defamation for £100m, but I'm not really interested. He'll never get a shot at me. Never. For what he's said."
Fury went onto praise potential 2021 foe Anthony Joshua, who himself had to come back from defeat only to regain his titles in his return against Andy Ruiz: "Would I be the same? No. I'd say, 'I lost to a better man, fair play.' But they're not like me. AJ got beat by Ruiz, he didn't make a million excuses. He just said, 'Fantastic, well done.' So I suppose it's different sportsmen."