Wilder: Fury Gets No Credit for Beating Klitschko
Despite not a great follow up to it, Tyson Fury does hold one of the greatest heavyweight title wins in the record books. Fury upset Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015 to claim the WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight titles, ending the younger Klitschko’s 11-year title reign.
But current WBC Heavyweight Champion Deontay Wilder gives Fury no credit for it.
During their final press conference, Wilder made sure to make his feelings on Fury’s win loud and clear.
“I’ve knocked out every fighter that I’ve faced. You’ve seen it. You was there. Why haven’t he? Why is his [knockout] ratio so low? Why?” Wilder said. “And with [the] Klitschko fight, he didn’t beat Klitschko. Klitschko beat himself. We all know this. If Klitschko would’ve threw more punches, if Klitschko would’ve showed up and threw more punches, the fight would’ve been different. [Fury] knows this.
You only had confidence because Klitschko didn’t throw no punches. That’ll give you confidence if you’ve got a punching bag in the ring. That’s easy. But this time, Saturday comes, you got a different beast in the ring, baby. You got a different mentality. You got a different culture. We come from two different places. We come from two different worlds, man. And I can’t wait to put these hands on you!
Original Story: Boxing Scene