Deontay Wilder reacts to Tyson Fury talking of retiring him
By Charles Brun: Deontay Wilder isn’t too worried about all the retirement talk from Tyson Fury and his dad John going into his fight with ‘The Gypsy King’ this Saturday night at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Wilder (42-1-1, 41 KOs) notes that the Fury’s hasn’t been getting a lot of attention from boxing fans and the media with all his talk of blood & sending him into retirement on the night.
Deontay believes that if he were talking all this mess about blood, he would be getting a lot of flak from people for who he is.
In other words, Wilder is taken seriously when he talks about the potential of gore in his fights, but not so much with Fury.
Deontay amused by John Fury’s tough talk
“It wouldn’t be boxing if I didn’t hear such beautiful words about what’s going to happen because I’m looking for something even more brutal than that,” said Wilder to The Last Stand Podcast with Brian Custer about Fury’s father, John, predicting he’s going to be retired by Tyson.
“If people want to crucify me on top of talking about taking lives and all that, you got to play both fields, baby, because they’ve been saying all these things about killing me, and no one says nothing.
“But when Deontay Wilder says it, they all want to take it seriously. ‘Oh, he said this and this.’ There are many things that John Fury has said. They’re probably the biggest contradictors in the sport of boxing.
“One minute I’m going to kill his son, hurt his son, and then in the next minute, his son is going to have me in the hospital and should have killed me the first time with blood and all that.
“It’s a ping pong with him [John Fury]. With his mind, they’re always contradicting themselves with what they say, so you can’t really take what they’re talking about seriously.
“One thing that is for sure and is inevitable is October the 9th,” said Wilder. “That’s what’s really going to show the truth in what’s really going to happen. That’s what’s going to make this so exciting.
“Anytime I get in any kind of fight, it’s excitement because I am excitement. He [Fury] don’t want it as bad as I, and I damn sure know he hasn’t been training as hard as me. Stay tuned, baby. October the 9th, it’s upon us,” said Wilder.
If Wilder wins this fight, John Fury and Tyson will be troubled, as there won’t be a rematch clause that will force the Bronze Bomber to face them again.
A victory for Deontay will likely send him in the direction of facing the winner of the Anthony Joshua vs. Oleksandr Usyk 2 rematch in 2022.
That’s a mountain of money that Wilder will be enjoying in facing the winner of that fight, mainly if it’s Joshua.
Had Fury given Wilder an immediate rematch last year, he would have an excellent chance of beating him.
After all, Fury was in the prime of his career at the time, massive as a grizzly beat at 273-lbs, and he seemingly had Deontay’s number. Instead, Fury tried to squirm out of his contractual rematch with Wilder and wound up wasting 1 1/2 years of his career. That’s pretty sad.
Wilder never had any doubts he’d get the rematch
“I didn’t have no worries because what they were talking about all that signing and Joshua and him fighting, that was bogus talk. That was never going to happen,” said Wilder about Fury, thinking he could walk away from his rematch clause to face Joshua last August.
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“When you have a white paper and black ink to that paper, and you sign that paper contractually, it’s hard to get out of that. Even the top lawyer in the world can’t get you out of that.
“All that stuff was propaganda; that was never going to happen. There were so many foolish people that believed that, and if you’re one, raise your hand. You are guilty.
“I had no worries with that because I knew we had great lawyers, and we made the contract and deal up that was signed, sealed, and delivered.
“That was stamped right there. It’s just a shame that we had to go to court, and he [Fury] had to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars to try to run from me.
“He was running from the tornado, but I was running to it, and that was the difference. Right was right, and the judge ruled what was right because it was contractual, and that was it.
“It’s been a long journey, almost two years, and here we are now. It feels good to be on the right track to finally get this over and done with.
“I just want this page in my book to be turned, and this chapter closed, and it’s looking like we’re going to finally get it,” said Wilder on the problems he’d had trying to get his contractual rematch with Fury.
It’s a real shame that Fury wound up losing a year and a half of his career trying to squirm out of his contractual rematch with Wilder.
Had Fury just taken the fight last year, he could have already fought twice more since then. It’s just insane how much time Fury sacrificed in his career by trying to weasel out of giving Deontay his rematch.
What was sad is that Wilder gave Fury a title shot in a voluntary defense last year, and this wasn’t a mandatory defense that Wilder had no choice to take.
He Fury a title shot, and he didn’t have to, and it’s pathetic that instead of Tyson doing the honorable thing in giving Wilder the rematch, he tried to walk away. Where was Fury’s sense of obligation?
At any rate, Fury lost a year and a half of his career, and he’s now 33, looking older than he was in the last fight. Who knows what we’ll get from Fury? People sometimes age quickly, and Fury is looking a lot older than he was last time he fought Deontay, which is not a good sign.
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