Controversial heavyweight destroyer Deontay Wilder has issued a chilling threat to rival Tyson Fury ahead of their July 24 meeting in Las Vegas. Not averse to a contentious line or two, the outspoken Alabama banger once stated that he wanted a body on his record.
This time Wilder used the popular YouTube medium IFL TV to warn fans ahead of his third meeting with the “Gypsy King” that they can expect some extreme brutality. “If your stomach can’t digest what your eyes are about to see, don’t come to the fight,” roared the former WBC champion.
Wilder’s behavior has become increasingly unhinged since he lost to Fury in their February 2020 rematch. Fury outboxed, busted up, and stopped Deontay after seven bruising and bloody rounds.
Indulging in several fan-driven conspiracy theories around the ending, Wilder fired veteran trainer Mark Breland and has since hooked up with eccentric former pro-Malik Scott. Scott, who last fought in 2016 and was once knocked out by Wilder in a single round, has been stoking the fires himself ahead of the fight stating that they are preparing to commit a legal homicide.
Given Wilder’s uncontrollable nature and devastating one-punch power, the chances of him knocking out Fury and spinning the heavyweight division on its head are not beyond the realm of possibility. In their first fight, Wilder dropped Fury twice; heavily in the final round, before Fury rose to his feet against the odds and the fight was declared a draw.
Once a likable, almost comedic, figure of the heavyweight class, the “Bronze Bomber” has since fully turned heel and claims that his demeanor and mindset have irreversibly changed.
“I ain’t as nice as I used to be,” he admitted. “My mind is very violent at this moment in time and I just can’t wait.”
If Tyson Fury is not on his A-Game come July 24 then the Manchester man, trained by Sugar Hill and Andy Lee, could be in for a rough night’s work. For Deontay Wilder it has become more than a boxing match. The PBC powerhouse is training like a man possessed and is quite literally out for blood.