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Deontay Wilder says he won’t be watching “boring” Tyson Fury vs Francis Ngannou fight

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Former WBC heavyweight champion Deontay ‘The Bronze Bomber’ Wilder 43-2-1 (42) won’t be tuning in to watch conqueror Tyson Fury 33-0-1 (23) fighting boxing debutant and former UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou in a 10-round non-title bout in Saudi Arabia on October 28.

The 37-year-old Wilder from Tuscaloosa, Alabama had a three-fight series with Fury between 2018 and 2021 that saw him eke out a draw in their first meeting before losing the second pair of bouts by knockout.

England’s Fury, 35, has boxed twice since then, knocking out long time contender Dillian Whyte 29-3 (19) and gatekeeper Derek Chisroa 34-13 (23) in six and 10 rounds respectively.

Fury has been in negotiations to face domestic rival Anthony Joshua and unified heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk 21-0 (14) in the past year but failed to come to terms. After these talks fell through he looked further afield for a big money fight against Ngannou, who will bring his own supporter base over from his career in MMA.

The Fury vs Ngannu bout does nothing to peak the interest of Wilder.

“I think it’s gonna be boring,” Wilder said to ESNews. “In my gut, I just feel like it’s gonna be boring. Lot of acting, lot of stuff going on. I don’t think it’s gonna be an exciting fight.

“Some of these fights, because I haven’t really been in it, the heavyweight division, man, it just went down tremendously, bro. The excitement about it is not the same no more. The burn for it is just not the same.

“Like I said, hopefully it’s a great fight, you know, get it on, get it over with, man that’s just how I am. Get it on, get it over with.”

Wilder has not fought since October last year when he knocked out Finland’s Robert ‘The Nordic Nightmare’ Helenius 32-5 (21) in the first round.

He is currently in talks to face former two-time WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight champion Joshua in Saudi Arabia in January.

England’s Joshua is fresh off a seventh-round knockout of Helenius in London earlier this month. Helenius was a late replacement for Whyte, who failed a drug test. Ironically, Helenius failed a drug test for the Joshua fight too.

Both Whyte and Helenius are disputing the results.

After boxing less than a round in almost two years, Wilder says the boxing world is anxious to see him return and bring excitement back to the glamour division.

“I’m bringing boxing back, don’t worry,” Wilder said. “I know the excitement and thrill has been fucking dead.

“There’s no thrill in the heavyweight division right now. Don’t worry. I’m right here, baby. And soon the king will return.

“I will be sitting back on my throne with my crown over my head. Don’t worry. I know y’all been bored. But it won’t be long.”