Wilder to Fury: You’re the biggest joke in the game
By Scott Gilfoid: Unbeaten 6’9” British heavyweight Tyson Fury (20-0, 14 KO’s) and 6’7” American talent Deontay Wilder (27-0, 27 KO’s) went at it when Fury went after Wilder out of the blue on his social media site causing the 27-year-old Wilder to fire back with a brief salvo of his views on Fury. It seems that Wilder’s response shut Fury’s yap because he didn’t respond after that.
Fury: “Bronze Bomber [Wilder] say it all Bronze Bomber 3[rd] place loser who fights bums. Man, you’re a laughing stock. You even use the 3[rd] place in your name.”
Wilder: “Tyson Fury, you’re the biggest joke in the game. It started when you upper-cut yourself. You’re the queen of all B*****. I would fight him [Kevin Johnson]. I’ve sparred Kevin many times. The thing is would he take it?”
Fury is referencing the fact that Wilder captured the bronze medal in the 2008 Olympics, which is more than you can say about Fury because he never got that far. Wilder wins the bronze medal after only 20 amateur fights, while Fury ends up with nothing because he’s not a member of the 2008 Olympic squad or any Olympic squad. I’d say that Wilder comes out ahead.
Wilder was trying to get a fight with Fury a year ago, and called him out continuously without any luck. Instead of fighting Wilder, Fury chose to face 41-year-old Martin Rogan, Vinny Maddalone, and Kevin Johnson.
None of those fighters are even close to being as powerful and as dangerous as Wilder. I can understand why Fury and/or his promoter wouldn’t be so eager to take the Wilder fight because the chances are too high that he would have been knocked out.
Wilder and his promoters at Golden Boy Promotions are looking to set him up with the 6’5” heavyweight contender Tony Thompson next. Thompson just beat the UK’s best heavyweight in David Price by knocking him out in the 2nd round last month in Liverpool, England.
As for Fury, he’s facing a smaller fringe contender in Steve Cunningham (21-5, 12 KO’s) next month in Fury’s first fight in the United States at the Madison Square Garden Theater, in New York, New York, USA.
It’s interesting that Fury’s promoter has picked out a really small guy for Fury to face instead of someone closer to his own size or someone with big power. If you look at Fury’s resume this has kind of been the norm because he’s never faced anyone with big power before, and a lot of the guys are much smaller than him.
I’d have to favor Wilder if he and Fury were to ever fight. Fury doesn’t have the power to KO Wilder, which means Fury would have to be able to take 12 rounds of Wilder’s huge right hands in order to win. I don’t think Fury could handle 12 rounds of getting hit by Wilder’s sledgehammer right hands, and I could see Wilder ending the fight within four rounds.