Deontay Wilder says what will happen if Tyson Fury ducks October 9th fight
By Huck Allen: Deontay Wilder says Tyson Fury will be stripped of his WBC heavyweight title if he chooses to duck their October 9th trilogy match next month in Las Vegas.
Wilder (42-1-1, 41 KOs) says Fury has been trying to get out of giving him his contractually obligated rematch since July of last year, and he believes that he faked his recent COVID-19 illness to swerve fighting on July 24th of this year.
The former WBC champion Deontay believes that history will repeat itself with Fury trying to get out of the fight like he’d done before because he doesn’t want to face him again. It’s too risky.
Fury has a lot to lose against Wilder
For Fury (30-0-1, 21 KOs), you can understand the trepidation that he might have in facing the angry Wilder, as he knows that ‘Bronze Bomber’ will be looking for revenge.
What Fury dealt with before in his first two fights with Wilder pales compared to the danger he’ll face when he meets up with the powerful 2008 Olympic bronze medalist on October 9th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Fury has much to lose in facing Wilder a third time, as there’s a lucrative Anthony Joshua undisputed match that hangs in the balance.
All Fury needs to do is show up for the Joshua fight, and he’s expected to get in the neighborhood of $100 million. It doesn’t matter if Joshua beats him.
Fury will be making so much money just by facing Joshua; the results mean very little. That’s basically a cash-out for Fury, and it won’t matter what happens for the remainder of his career.
Wilder thinks Fury faked COVID-19
“So many have died of COVID. To hear others using this as an excuse is just horrible. May they burn in hell for that. They contradict themselves so many times; it’s just ridiculous at this point,” said Wilder to 78SPORTSTV in talking about his belief that Fury faked COVID-19.
“The dude [Fury] said he had COVID, and then in the next minute, you see him in so many different places. He’s been trying to run away from me since July of last year.
“He paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to try and avoid me. He came up with so many excuses to try and avoid me,” said Wilder. “If he doesn’t fight me, he has to give up his belt.”
Wilder isn’t the only one that believes that Fury faked having COVID to squirm out of their July 24th.
Many fans believe that Fury never had COVID, as they think he was having a difficult time during training camp, getting battered by his sparring partners Efe Ajagba and Jared Anderson.
By postponing the Wilder fight until October 9th, Fury has been given an additional three months to prepare.
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