Deontay Wilder to file lawsuit against Tyson Fury if he doesn’t get trilogy
By Charles Brun: Deontay Wilder says he’s going to file a lawsuit against Tyson Fury if he’s not given his trilogy match against him. Speaking with 78SPORTSTV, Wilder (42-1-1, 41 KOs) says his focus now is getting the third fight with Fury and filing a lawsuit if he fails to get what he wants.
In recent weeks, WBC heavyweight champion Fury and his management have made it known that they’re moving on, believing that the rematch clause has expired. Fury plans on fighting December 5th against a still to be determined opponent.
Wilder said on Twitter that he gave Fury a helping hand by fighting him in 2018 when he needed a fight.
“When you were going through your darkest time, I told you that if you got yourself together I would give you a title shot.
“Being a man of my word, I gave you the title shot,” said Wilder on Twitter about him giving Fury a title shot in 2018, not long after he returned to the ring following a 2 1/2 year layoff.
Wilder certainly did give Fury a title shot that he’d done precious little to earn unless you consider wins over Sefer Seferi and Francesco Pianeta as earning a title shot.
Wilder to file a lawsuit if he doesn’t get Fury fight
“For me, if this fight doesn’t go as it’s supposed to, the date was December 19th, I always stated, crowd or no crowd with me, it doesn’t matter, but if they continue with this foolishness, we are filing a suit against them and everyone that was a part of it,” Wilder said to 78SPORTSTV about Tyson Fury.
Wilder sounds serious about filing a lawsuit against Fury if he doesn’t get his third fight. What’s unclear is if Fury will be allowed to fight while the lawsuit is going on.
“When that fight was a draw, I told you that I would give you a rematch. You know I was offered more money to fight Joshua than I was getting to fight you. Again being a man of my word, I fought you like I said I would,” Wilder said about Fury.
If not, then he’s really better off just fighting Wilder next rather than waiting until the lawsuit ends before he can get back in the ring.
You can certainly understand why Fury might not want to fight Deontay again. With the power that Wilder has, he could obliterate Fury’s chances of a monstrous payday fight against IBF/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua in early 2021.
Maybe Joshua and his promoter Eddie Hearn would still be interested in fighting Fury with him coming off of a knockout loss to Wilder, but it would look not good in the eyes of the boxing world.
The money they thought they were going to make on the Joshua vs. Fury fights would likely be far less if Tyson is coming off of an embarrassing knockout defeat to Deontay.
Deontay’s ultimate goal is to get a trilogy
“I’m going to fight sometime at the first of next year,” said Wilder. “But the ultimate goal is to get this fight over with once and for all. I mean, I don’t see why he’s running. It’s one more fight.
“If you feel like you did all this, especially you talk about the first and the second, then the third would be no problem. It would be a piece of cake, wouldn’t it?
“But if you’re a man that knows you did something wrong, that you cheated and you were not fair in your actions, then it’s a concern and worry. He knows he cheated,” Wilder said.
It sounds reasonable for Wilder to be pushing for his third fight with Fury, as they did have a contract, and he helped him out by giving him the first fight. Wilder didn’t have to give Fury a rematch last February.
That was something he chose to do rather than walk away from the rivalry. So that was twice that Wilder helped Fury by fighting him. So now that Wilder is the one that would like a fight, Fury has chosen to go in the opposite direction.
That looks bad given that Wilder twice helped Fury give him fights that he didn’t have to.
Fury wasn’t Wilder’s mandatory when he fought him in 2018? He was a former heavyweight champion who had gained a ton of weight sitting around eating for nearly three years.
Wilder could have ignored Fury by fighting Joshua or anyone else, but he didn’t do that. He helped Fury, and now when he needs the assistance, he’s not going to get the fight he wants.
Deontay talks about his silence
“Not only the first one but the second as well. The third fight, ‘He’s silent. What is he doing?'” said Wilder about the reaction he’s gotten from Fury over his silence.
“Don’t worry about me. I’m living my life and enjoying my fam. It’s sad. You’re a grown a** man, worried about me like I’m a woman.
“Remember, silence is golden, but my ears can still hear, and my eyes can still see. The King is back.
“We ain’t going nowhere. We still on it. Get the drums ready and beat it because the war is still going,” said Deontay.
Wilder didn’t have to talk for him to be given a third fight with Fury, and that’s the part that is hard to understand. Why should Wilder have to talk for him to get the third fight?
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