Fury Blames Wilder For Rematch Postponement
Speaking to GQ UK, former unified world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has labeled WBC world heavyweight champion, Deontay Wilder, “bitter”.
Fury insists that Wilder and not Fury, was the one who walked away from the negotiating table in a new interview with the magazine.“I did text him just after Christmas to say let’s get the fight arranged,” said the former WBA, WBO and IBF champ.
“Didn’t have a reply – usually not a good sign! Maybe he’s a little bit bitter.”
Fury told the magazine he did “everything I had to do” to ensure a rematch with Wilder, but the issues was complicated when Fury signed with Top Rank and ESPN, the latter is reported to have told Fury to wait on the rematch.
Regarding the December 1st fight in Los Angeles, Fury believes he was robbed of a victory, and that he won ten of the twelve rounds.
“I won the fight quite clearly,” the former champion claimed. “10 rounds to two. If you’re not going to win on 10 rounds to two, then it’s highly impossible that you’re going to win overseas.”
“Maybe if I win 12 out of 12, I might get another draw. Who knows? Wilder needs to improve – drastically.”
With the Wilder fight on the back burner, Fury told GQ that he’ll be down to fight anyone for his upcoming ESPN debut. “I’ll just fight anybody, the local binman, anyone as long as I can keep active and keep busy,” he said.
“It’s not the boxing that drives me, it’s the training. When the boxing’s done, I will always continue to train and that will keep me well, mentally and physically.
“I thought it was the boxing that does that, but I’ve realized it isn’t. It took me a long time to figure that out, 20 years.”
Quotes via The Mirror