Tyson Fury Vows To Never Fight Deontay Wilder Again
Tyson Fury has no interest in fighting Deontay Wilder a third time.
Fury and Wilder were expected to collide in a trilogy bout sometime this year. That plan was halted once Fury’s team claimed that the rematch clause expired. Fury is now looking to defend his WBC Heavyweight Title against Agit Kabayel on December 5 in London.
Wilder has hurled cheating accusations Fury’s way. “The Gypsy King” earned a seventh-round TKO victory over Wilder back in February to capture the WBC gold. “The Bronze Bomber” has accused Fury of loading his gloves.
Speaking to Gareth A. Davies, Fury said he will never fight Wilder again due to his claims (h/t Boxing News 24/7).
“It’s over. Deontay Wilder tried to bring my character down with the bulls***. So if I were like the rest of the world, I’d probably sue him for defamation of character for $100 million. But considering I’m not, I’m not interested in doing that type of thing.”
Wilder’s TKO defeat to Fury was the first loss of his pro boxing career. Wilder had gone 42-0-1 before the rematch with Fury. Now that he’s seemingly missed out on a trilogy fight with Fury, many are wondering what will be next for Wilder.
Fury is hoping to handle business against Kabayel and move on to a title unification bout with Anthony Joshua in 2021. Joshua has a title defense scheduled for December 12. He will put his WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and IBO gold on the line against Kubrat Pulev. Fury and Joshua have agreed in principle to two fights.