Fury: Wilder Is Happy To Settle For Third Place
While Deontay Wilder credits his “Bronze Bomber” nickname as an homage to fellow Alabama born boxer, the “Brown Bomber” Joe Louis, Tyson Fury feels there’s another reason.
“I’m here to be the best,” Fury said in a recent interview. “If I can’t be the best, then I don’t wanna be the rest. Second place ain’t for me, and third place definitely ain’t for me. But Deontay Wilder is happy to come in the top three. That’s why he calls himself ‘The Bronze Bomber,’ because of his bronze medal in the Olympics. I’d throw that bronze medal in the bin because I didn’t win the gold.
“So, for me, it’s about being the best, number one. For other fighters, it’s just about being on the podium, being in the top three. So, if he can mix it with the big boys and be mentioned with the best, then no problem.”
Wilder earned a bronze medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics, following a loss to Clemente Russo of Italy.
Quote Via Boxing Scene