Bob Arum Blasts ‘Disgraceful’ Deontay Wilder For Cheating Accusations Towards Tyson Fury
Top Rank Boxing’s Bob Arum is critical of Deontay Wilder’s cheating accusations towards Tyson Fury.
Wilder and Fury competed in a rematch back in February. Fury scored the seventh-round TKO to capture the WBC Heavyweight Championship. Months after the fight, Wilder dropped Mark Breland from his training camp for throwing in the towel.
Wilder had been quiet as Fury said he’s moving on from a trilogy bout with “The Bronze Bomber.” Fury’s team claims that the rematch clause expired and now the plan is for “The Gypsy King” to face either Agit Kabayel or Carlos Takam on December 5 in London. Wilder’s manager, Shelly Finkel, has claimed that the rematch clause hasn’t expired.
Wilder decided to break his silence on social media. In a video rant, he accused Fury of loading up his gloves in their rematch.
Arum was interviewed by iFL TV and he ripped Wilder over his accusations towards Fury as well as his dismissal of Breland (via Bad Left Hook).
“For him to castigate Kenny Bayless, the referee, and Mark Breland, his chief cornerman, the way he did is disgraceful. They acted properly and they saved Wilder’s life from taking any further punishment when he was completely out and getting thrashed by Tyson Fury.
“Secondly, this talk about the gloves the way he did is disgraceful, because you have to understand the situation with the gloves in the state of Nevada where the fight took place. The day before the fight at the weigh-in, the gloves are presented to the commission who inspects the gloves. Each side then examines the gloves and then each fighter picks a pair of gloves as the gloves they’re gonna use in the fight, and a second pair in case something happens to the glove during the fight, that they could use.”
Fury vs. Wilder III was initially supposed to happen in July. That date got pushed back due to the COVID-19 pandemic. December 19 was looking to be a lock for Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada but once again plans fell through.