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Tyson Fury volunteers to fight Deontay Wilder

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By Scott Gilfoid: Tyson Fury (25-0, 18 KOs) tweeted today saying that if WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (37-0, 36 KOs) can’t get a replacement opponent for his next title defense on February 25, then he’ll agree to fight him on that date.

Fury likes to flap his gums about fighting Deontay, but he never fights him. This is pretty much the norm for Fury. I don’t think he wants any part of fighting the hard hitting Deontay, and I can’t blame him. Deontay has true one-punch power, and he would get to Fury’s chin and test it. Could Fury take Wilder’s power? I doubt it.

It would only be five weeks of training camp for Fury, and that probably would be a long enough camp for him to take off the weight that he’s on in the last two years since he stopped fighting. Fury hasn’t fought since beating 40-year-old Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015. Fury lost motivation after beating Klitschko, which is too bad for him because he probably would have beaten him a second time.

Wladimir looked feeble and old against Fury.
Deontay, 6’7”, needs a replacement opponent due to his previously scheduled challenger Andrzej Warzyk testing positive for the banned drug stanazolol. Wilder’s promoters are looking careful at the World Boxing Council’s rankings in order to find a suitable opponent. You’re not going to get much this close to the February 25 fight date. Hopefully, the boxing fans understand this and don’t give Deontay too much grief.

“@BronzeBomber, if you don’t find an opponent I’ll fight you on your date in Feb. I only need 5 weeks for a bum like you son, this is the only fight!” said Fury. “And by the way, @BronzeBomber please stop fighting tomato cans. You’re @WBCBoxing heavyweight champion! Beat up on some proper fighters, not bums!”

So there it is. Fury says he’ll step up and fight Wider if he can’t fight someone to face him. Wilder didn’t even bother pursuing Fury’s offer, because he knows full well that there is no chance that he’ll take the fight. It would be bad news if Fury found himself in the ring against Deontay on February 25. I can’t imagine Fury having taken off enough of the weight for him to be in any kind of condition for the fight. Fury might need a 10 to 15 week training camp to get ready for his comeback fight. The first 10 weeks would likely be a fat farm for Fury to take off the weight he’s put on, and then the last five weeks would be actual training. I’m not sure that 5 weeks is going to be nearly enough for Fury to get ready for Deotay.

“I’m ready to go now I can’t wait 5 weeks but get in shape your time is coming @Tyson_Fury,” said Deontay on his Twitter. “Stay sitting on the toilet for now. Beside, your mouth still have diarrhea and your stomach looks like ole Saint Nick’s.”

Wilder still believes that him and Fury will fight one of these days, but it doesn’t look like it’s going to happen. Fury is enjoying the good life after making a ton of cash in his match against Wladimir in 2015. If that money never runs out for Fury, then I wouldn’t be surprised if he never returns for a comeback. Fury’s boxing fans want him to come back, but that’s probably not enough to get him off the couch and onto a treadmill so that he can burn off the fat.

“Like I’ve said many times I’m the greatest of all times, no contest, just because my face don’t fit don’t mean I’m not the greatest,#nufsaid,” said Fury. “For all those asking about my comeback, I don’t see anything in the next 10 years, might do a @GeorgeForeman come back in another era.

@BronzeBomber, like I said before, baby boy, any time, any place, anywhere, because there’s ONLY one TYSON fury & the 🌎 knows it, holla at me.”

It’s so sad how Fury is jabbering about wanting to fight Wilder, and yet he never actually will. I guess Fury knows how that fight would turn out. Fury is a good fighter when he’s facing someone like Wladimir, but it’s a whole different story when it comes to him fighting a talent like Deontay.

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