Wilder Blasts Fury Fight Announcement
On Friday, Tyson Fury announced that he will be making his return to the ring on September 14th against Swedish southpaw Otto Wallin at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Rival and current WBC world heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder, who is near a deal to fight Luis Ortiz later this year, could only shake his head when he heard the news.
“Oh my goodness,” Wilder told BoxingScene.com. “I was just shaking my head. What in the world is he doing? His last fight was just a joke, and now this one.”
“With Fury, he’s a joke overall,” Wilder said of the opponents Fury has selected outside of himself during his comeback. “This lineal stuff is crazy. It don’t look good for boxing to do that. And then you go and fight lower opposition. Like, who is this other guy [Wallin]? Everybody’s putting their titles on the line against tough opposition. But he’s not a champion, so we can understand his behavior and the selection of opponents he’s chosen.”
“I gave Tyson Fury a concussion, so they’re making sure they get him to the prom,” said Wilder of Fury fighting the undefeated and unproven Swede. “I’m his prom. So, they’re gonna make sure he gets there as safe as possible, with his marbles when he gets there. Because he knows when he fights me again, it’s over. Tyson Fury getting up [in the 12th round], it’s a blessing and a curse. The blessing part of it is it makes it controversial and the money goes up. The curse comes from when he was knocked into a concussion.
“The man didn’t know how he got on that ground. When he woke up, he didn’t know how he got up. I’ve gave many guys concussions, even in sparring, and I know how they talk and how they respond. I gave him a concussion. And the curse is he’s gotta go in there with me again. There’s many guys’ careers I ended. It’s gonna be just like finishing the job. He had no choice but to fight me again, too.”
Report: Boxing Scene