TwitterFacebook

Deontay Wilder rips Tyson Fury’s level of competition and reveals hopes for rematch

Press Release

The article that you're about to read is an official announcement issued to Ring News 24 to publish as a press release.

KO Boxing Forum

Deontay Wilder rips Tyson Fury’s level of competition and reveals hopes for rematch

Deontay Wilder, the WBC heavyweight champion of the world, has never been one to hold back his words. So, it should be no surprise that Wilder had some things to say about his rival Tyson Fury during a recent interview.

Wilder fought Fury to a split-draw this past December, scoring two knockdowns to avoid his first defeat. A rematch between the two was scrapped when Fury revealed he had signed an exclusive agreement with Top Rank. Wilder is with Premier Boxing Champions and has been fighting exclusively on SHOWTIME.

See Also

Fury instead facing contender Thomas Schwarz on June 16th, knocking him out in two rounds. Wilder wasn’t exactly impressed.

“I watched it [the Schwarz fight] and Fury did what he was supposed to do,” said Wilder. “He had a punching bag in there with him,” Wilder told WBN. “If you look at Fury’s resume and the things he’s done, he hasn’t really fought anybody of excitement besides from Klitschko or me. Everybody else has been lower opposition.”

Wilder believes that Fury, who ended a lengthy layoff last year, may have been somewhat forced into taking on a challenge like he presented.

“Coming back from his little layoff [and fighting] another guy getting popped for drugs, he came back in with two low guys up in England,” Wilder said. “He then finally caved in and fought me. But then he comes back again with the same routine against another low guy but he wants to claim he’s the best; it’s kinda crazy.”

For Wilder, he believes Fury is getting away with cherry-picking just a bit.

“I sit back and see certain things,” Wilder said. “It’s crazy how he fights lower opposition guys and nobody is really talking about it. I can’t see why. If I would have fought a Tom Schwartz, then you wouldn’t have heard the last of it, that’s just facts. Guys like that you’re supposed to knock out silly.”

Wilder understands how the business works and seems to see where Fury is coming from. There is talk of the two men rematching in February of 2020.

“Everybody has got their own plan in their career and what they’re trying to do with it,” said Wilder. “Everybody is trying to make it to the top and to stay there as long as they can until it’s time to retire. I guess he’s just doing his part.”

Wilder looks to be facing Luis Ortiz on September 28th in Los Angeles in a rematch of their excellent first fight. Wilder won that meeting via 11th round TKO after overcoming some tough moments. Wilder vs. Fury took place on SHOWTIME pay per view and Wilder reveals it would be a joint pay per view for the rematch.

“We are definitely going to make it work for the networks,” said Wilder. “I think it’s going to be a joint network. We just want to provide the people with a great fight. That’s what we’re doing so he’ll be with ESPN and I’ll be with my network,” concluded the American.

Read more articles about:
red-speech-300×267

Click Here, If you wish to add a COMMENT to the above article or any of the Ringnews24 boxing articles.

FITE – BOXING TV FIXTURES

TOP STORIES

Anthony Yarde's father dies from coronavirus

Anthony Yarde's father dies from coronavirus

Light heavyweight contender Anthony Yarde 19-1 (18) has revealed his father has passed away from coronavirus. The 28-year-old Brit made the news public on his Instagram feed early on Sunday morning, adding his dad was fit and healthy. Yarde use…

Anthony Crolla shattered at loss of gym in fire

Anthony Crolla shattered at loss of gym in fire

Former WBA lightweight champion Anthony Crolla is gutted after his Greater Manchester gym was destroyed by a fire. The blaze started on Sunday morning at Morton Mill in Failsworth, destroying a number of other buildings. The 33-year-old Bit ret…

Floyd Mayweather reflects on the passing of Roger Mayweather

Floyd Mayweather reflects on the passing of Roger Mayweather

Floyd Mayweather has reflected on the recent passing of his uncle and former trainer Roger Mayweather at 58 earlier this month. Roger Mayweather was reportedly suffering from ill-health in recent years including diabetes. The former WBA super f…

Dillian Whyte claims Anthony Joshua never wanted a rematch

Dillian Whyte claims Anthony Joshua never wanted a rematch

Dillian Whyte believes Anthony Joshua was never serious about facing him in a rematch. The Brixton ‘Body Snatcher’ was in negotiations to face the WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight champion last April, but said the short lead-up time compromised the fi…

Mike Tyson says Deontay Wilder has a chance to exact…

Mike Tyson says Deontay Wilder has a chance to exact revenge on Tyson Fury in third fight

Mike Tyson has refused to rule out Deontay Wilder getting his revenge on Tyson Fury when they clash for a third time in October. Fury claimed the WBC heavyweight championship with a dominant seventh-round stoppage of Wilder in Las Vegas last month…

Jeff Horn worried about weight gain as he awaits rescheduling…

Jeff Horn worried about weight gain as he awaits rescheduling of Tim Tszyu fight

Former WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn 20-2-1 (13) has admitted keeping his weight down is a challenge during his enforced break from the ring due to the global coronavirus pandemic. The 32-year-old Australian was scheduled to face up-and-comi…

Welcome

Welcome to Ringnews24; read the latest boxing news from around the world.

The site is run by boxing fans James Tonks and Lee Daley.

If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free toEmail Us

Write for Ringnews24

KO BOXING FORUM

CONNECT WITH US