Tyson Fury bent out of shape over Deontay Wilder not shaking his hand

By Boxing News - 10/10/2021 - Comments

By Allan Fox: WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury was bent out of shape after Deontay Wilder refused to shake his hand last Saturday night after losing to him by an eleventh-round knockout in Las Vegas.

Fury (31-0-1, 22 KOs) ended his three-fight series with ‘The Bronze Bomber’ Wilder (42-2-1, 41 KOs) with an emphatic 11th round KO at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

After losing the fight, Wilder wasn’t a happy camper because he had given it all, dropping Fury twice in the fourth round and coming close to scoring a stoppage. For his part, Fury knocked Wilder down in rounds 3, 10, and 11.

If you’re Wilder, you had to be a tad bit upset at watching a potential big payday of $100 million against Anthony Joshua in 2022 go down the drain with a loss to Fury.

Given the magnitude of the loss for Wilder, Fury shouldn’t take it personally that he didn’t want to shake his hand and tell him what a great job he did.

Fury labels Wilder “Cowardly Man

“He would go; there was only a matter of time before he went,” said Fury to iFL TV on Wilder. “He went down first and went down last, and that’s all she wrote. I went up to him to say ‘well done to him, and he wouldn’t have any of it.

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“The man’s a sore loser and a proper s*** house,” Fury continued with his rant about Wilder refusing to shake his hand. “That’s the true heart of a cowardly man when he won’t shake a better man’s hand.

“Not once; three times I beat him,” said Fury in choosing to reinvent history by overruling the judges that scored his first fight with Wilder a 12 round draw.

“Today wasn’t my greatest night,” said Fury. “Two years out of the ring, and it wasn’t all there completely. I still did enough to be victorious, and I showed heart. I showed heart like a Lion again,” said Fury.

For a winner, Fury sounded more than a little bitter after the fight instead of happy about his defeat. I guess he felt it was important that Wilder would be a good sportsman after the battle.

The problem is that Wilder has viewed Fury as being a non-sportsman from the get-go with his belief that he did something with his gloves, rabbit punching, and headlocks.

We have no way of knowing if Fury did something illegal with his gloves or not, but it was hard not to miss the rabbit punches, holding, and the headlocks that he used.

Tommy Fury impressed with Tyson’s win

“Wilder, even when he’s out on his feet, even his little shots are still knockout shots,” said Fury’s half-brother Tommy Fury.

“Deontay is always dangerous, but it takes the best of the best to put a man down like that. That’s exactly what he done in there.

It’s the best fight I’ve seen. I’ve never seen a fight even come close to that. Tyson is number one; Wilder is number two. He’s always going to be dangerous, but now he’s out of the way and done with. So, that’s it.

“What motivation.  He [Fury] got knocked down, and I don’t know how many times. He still carried on and trudged through and stopped him in the end. It’s a motivation for anyone.

Wilder was still throwing with massive power even after he broke his hand and was dog-tired in the later rounds of the fight. It was a great fight, but this wasn’t the best performance from Fury, who looked out of shape and rusty against Wilder.

If Fury wants to beat the Anthony Joshua vs. Oleksandr Usyk winner, he will need to come in better shape than that.

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