WBC Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury says he’s no longer entertaining a trilogy fight with Deontay Wilder.
Fury and Wilder were scheduled to collide back in July but the COVID-19 pandemic caused plans to change. The trilogy bout was then moved to December 19. Once again, that date ended up not being feasible. Fury was clearly losing patience as he claimed he’d be competing in December with or without Wilder.
“I was looking forward to smashing Wilder again. A quick and easy fight, but Wilder and his team were messing around with the date. They don’t really want to fight the lineal heavyweight champion. They know how it ends. The world knows how it will end: with Wilder on his ass again.”
Fury went on to claim that Wilder’s team consistently attempted to change the date of the fight. Once December 19 was off the table, it was the final straw for “The Gypsy King.”
“Then they asked me if I would agree to push it to December. I agreed to Dec. 19. Then they tried to change the date again into next year. I’ve been training. I’m ready. When they tried moving off Dec. 19 and pushing to next year, enough was enough. I’ve moved on.”
Time will tell if cooler heads will prevail for Fury vs. Wilder or if Fury will indeed move on to a new opponent.