Deontay Wilder Says There’s Consequences If Fury Pulls Out Of Fight And Blasts Ex-Trainer
Deontay Wilder said if Tyson Fury pulls out from their upcoming fight again, it’s a “lose-lose” situation for him.
Wilder (42-1, 41 KOs) said Fury (30-0-1, 21 KOs) will suffer financial penalties and be stripped of his WBC belt if he withdraws from their trilogy fight scheduled for October 9 in Las Vegas.
“If he don’t fight, then pay me what you’re supposed to pay me. Then you have to give up that [WBC] belt as well,” Wilder told 78SportsTV.
“So it’s a win-win situation for me, it’s a lose-lose situation for him,” he added. “That’s the great thing about it because the saying has always said that history repeats itself.”
Fury, the British WBC heavyweight champion, defeated Wilder in a seven-round stoppage via TKO in February 2020.
He then tried to pursue a clash with Anthony Joshua for his WBA, WBO and IBF belts, but it was halted because Wilder won an arbitration case, enforcing a previously contracted trilogy fight.
Fury-Wilder III was set for July 24, but Fury pulled out after testing positive for Covid-19. Wilder has said he thinks his rival faked testing positive for the virus.
“So many have died of COVID. To hear others using this as an excuse is just horrible. May they burn in hell for that,” Wilder said. “They contradict themselves so many times; it’s just ridiculous at this point.”
Amidst Wilder’s other accusations for his loss to the British boxer, Wilder blames his ex-trainer Mark Breland for not helping him improve.
Breland has since been replaced by Malik Scott.
“But with Malik, he brings everything out of me,” Wilder said.
“It’s not that I didn’t have the skill and ability to do certain things, I just didn’t have no-one to bring that out of me.
Fury-Wilder III is still set for Saturday, October 9.