Wilder: Tyson Fury Is The Reason UK Boxing Is On The Map
As the tease of an Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder fight gets closer and closer to a reality, Wilder stoked the coals of their rivalry.
Earlier this week, Wilder claimed that it should be Tyson Fury, and not Joshua to be considered the king of British Boxing.
On a live stream on his Instagram page, Wilder suggesting that the Fury family had been mistreated in their home country over the past few years.
The Fury family has had a tough lot as of late, starting with Tyson’s cousin, Hughie losing to Joseph Parker in what some call a controversial decision. And as reported on Thursday, Tyson Fury has had issues with the British Boxing Board of Control.
During his broadcast, Wilder defended Fury, and even through allegations of racism towards the Fury family due to their being Gypsys.
“Tyson Fury – if it wasn’t for Tyson Fury, England wouldn’t be on the map like it is, let’s be f****** serious.”
“They quickly forget because Tyson Fury is the type of man that expresses himself and don’t give a f*** what nobody thinks – and that’s the best man to be.”
“His mouth got him in trouble in that country and they hate the Furys. They got something against the Gypsys and all that man, it’s racism at its finest.”
Wilder was expected to defend his WBC heavyweight title against Cuban Luis Ortiz in November at Barclays Center, yet it will be Bermane Stiverne in the contenders slot. Ortiz failed a drug test in late September and the 38 year old has been pulled from the fight, amidst a campaign from his management team to clear his name.
Wilder will face Stiverne for the second time in as many years. Wilder won the heavyweight title from Stiverne in January 2015.
And if all goes according to plan, Wilder’s next opponent will be the ever popular Joshua, who has been at the center of British boxing, and landed international attention for his starmaking fight with Wladimir Klitschko earlier this year. Yet, Wilder believes he shouldn’t be given much credit.
“This man [Tyson Fury] put England on the map. AJ didn’t do that.
“This man beat Klitschko. AJ didn’t do that. Only thing AJ did was beat a guy that came off a loss and how long was he out? At least a year?”
“But they praise him [AJ]. They pick and choose.”