Wilder Is Certain Fury Won’t Pull Out Of Fight
Deontay Wilder isn’t worried that the last two times Tyson Fury was supposed to fight for a heavyweight title, the fights never happened.
While Fury is prepared to face off against Francesco Pianeta, plans are nearly in place for a November 10th or 17th showdown between Fury and Wilder in Las Vegas.
“It’s not a concern at all for me,” Wilder told BoxingScene.com regarding Fury potentially pulling out of a potential fight. “Me and Fury have been talking closely. We’ve been talking privately and we’ve been having long discussions about this fight. He’s been sincere. I don’t see him not taking this fight because what does Fury have to lose?
“This is an opportunity of a lifetime for him, too. He’s never had the WBC title. He’s never fought for this. The WBC title is the title, so this is a major opportunity for him as well as I. Personally, I don’t think he would pass up this opportunity. I think he’s gonna show up and show out, and he’s gonna give fans what he’s been talking about.”
“He’s already put it out there,” Wilder said about the challenge from Fury. “Talking about saving face [for the United Kingdom], not being embarrassed, because Joshua embarrassed them. If he don’t fight this fight after saying all that, then that ain’t gonna be a good look for him.”
Initial Report: Boxing Scene