Deontay Wilder Manager: “Wilder Misquoted”
Jay Deas, longtime trainer/manager of heavyweight contender Deontay Wilder is setting the record straight about a recent article in the Daily Star which Deas says misquoted Wilder. The following is from Deas.
“The article stated that Deontay called Tyson Fury a clown, that Fury talks without delivering the goods and that people are laughing at him and not with him. The article went on to quote Deontay as stating Fury was a mascot. I was there when the interview was going on via speaker phone. Deontay did in fact say all those things, but was referring to Kevin Johnson. Deontay has never held his tongue and I’m sure he and Tyson will light up the airways when they do fight. It will be quite entertaining and I’m positive they’ll put on a tremendous fight that will get the world’s attention and land the heavyweight division back on the front page of newspapers worldwide. All Deontay asks is to be quoted accurately.”
Deas went on to say, “We’ve been told it was an honest mistake and we believe this to be true. We asked for a retraction but haven’t seen one yet. I speak for Deontay when I say we want to come back to the UK as it was a tremendous experience. If Tyson beats Chisora, which will be a tall task, we look forward to a mega fight. Count us in as a pay-per-view buy. Deontay will be at my house watching Fury-Chisora 2.”