Tyson Fury Slams Deontay Wilder Over Alleged Step Aside Money Demand
Tyson Fury isn’t staying quiet on Deontay Wilder’s arbitration win.
Fury had his sights set on a massive heavyweight title unification bout with Anthony Joshua. The title fight was penciled in for Saudi Arabia on August 14. A big wrench got thrown into those plans.
Former federal judge Daniel Weinstein ruled that Wilder is owed a trilogy fight with Fury by September 15. Wilder had taken things to court for the third fight after Fury’s team attempted to move on to the Joshua bout. Top Rank Boxing’s Bob Arum and Queensberry Promotions’ Frank Warren insisted that the arbitration wouldn’t get in the way of booking Fury vs. Joshua but clearly that isn’t the case.
Fury has responded to the news by claiming Wilder asked for $20 million to step aside (via Michael Benson).
Tyson Fury: “What a joke Deontay Wilder has become, asked for $20million to move over. Joker. Looks like I have to crack his skull again.”
— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) May 18, 2021
“What a joke Deontay Wilder has become, asked for $20million to move over. Joker. Looks like I have to crack his skull again.”
Wilder’s trainer, Malik Scott, had claimed that Wilder turned down an offer.
“Wilder declined and had no interest in step aside money. Y’all dealing with a whole different type [expletive] over here. He want the blood, not that step aside money. Retribution is upon us.”
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