Wilder Doesn’t Blame Fury For Pulling From Rematch
WBC world heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder, does not blame Tyson Fury for pulling out of a rematch.
Fury, who was pushing for a rematch with Wilder after their controversial 2018 draw at Staples Center, but would end up signing with Top Rank and ESPN, who wanted Fury to wait on their second fight.
“We talked and he said he wanted the fight. It happened just like that. I didn’t have to fight Fury, but I wanted to fight the best. Don’t doubt me when I want to close all conversations of doubt,” Wilder told the Richard Poxon podcast.
“I wanted to give it to the fans, live and in action. To prove to you I am the best. I don’t see nothing wrong with that. People who don’t want to see that are not a fan of boxing, you’re just here to cause chaos.
“I can’t control these guys and the path they choose in life,” the WBC champion continued. “They going to choose what’s best for them and their career. I’m a risk, a high-risk. I’m a massive risk to your health and your career.
“When they stalled for a whole week with the contract in front of them, I knew something was up. My manager Shelly was like, ‘they haven’t answered the phone. Maybe they’ll call back’. With Shelly and (Frank) Warren being friends, we knew something was up when he wasn’t answering his phone calls. But it’s all good.”
Wilder will now defend the WBC title against Dominic Breazeale on May 18th at Barclays Center, while Fury will battle Tom Schwarz in June at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Report: World Boxing News