Fury: “50 Million Won’t Get Me To Step Aside”
Even though Tyson Fury is set to fight Otto Wallin this weekend in Las Vegas, he refuses to entertain the idea of passing up his rematch with Deontay Wilder
Fury, who returns to Las Vegas this weekend to face unbeaten Swede Otto Wallin, and is looking to face Wilder in February if both men win their next fights, with Wilder possibly fighting Luis Ortiz in November in a rematch of their 2018 rematch.
“I’ve heard about Wilder saying he wants to pay me some step-aside money [for Wilder to face the winner of Ruiz-Joshua 2] but I wouldn’t take $50 million to step aside because it doesn’t mean that much to me. I only care about winning and victor,” Fury told Gareth Davies regarding Wilder’s belief that Fury would step aside to let Wilder attempt unification against either Andy Ruiz or Anthony Joshua.
“The truth is Wilder doesn’t want to fight me. He couldn’t beat me when I’d had three years out the ring and he couldn’t beat me when he knocked me down twice. So he hasn’t got a chance of beating me now,” he continued.
“I don’t care if he’s got 104 belts. Belts are lovely things to have, to hold, to win. But it’s about more than a belt between me and Deontay Wilder, I want to beat the man himself.”