The former WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder has sent a message to his long-time rival Tyson Fury.
‘The Bronze Bomber’ has assured Fury he is feeling fine amid worries about his mental state and called on ‘The Gypsy King’ to honor the now expired rematch clause which was part of the contract for their second fight.
Wilder has been quiet since suffering a seventh-round TKO loss at the hands of Fury back in February. However, last week the former champ returned with a slew of accusations directed at Fury. The undefeated champion has since said he will not be granting Wilder a trilogy fight and expressed concern about his two-time opponent’s current mental state.
“It’s not worth me looking at it now. It’s over,” Fury told Gareth Davies in a recent interview (via The Mac Life). “Deontay Wilder has tried to bring my character down with the bullshit he’s said. If I was like the rest of the world, I’d probably sue him for defamation of character for about a hundred million. But considering I’m not, I’m not really interested in doing that type of thing.
“He’ll never get a shot at me now. Finished. For what he’s said — Losing is one thing. Everbody can lose to a better man on the night, but to come out with the amount of BS that he’s come out with over the last eight months. He’s conveniently waited until the contract expired before he’s opened his mouth. It’s ridiculous and I don’t really want to give him any air time. That’s it for the Bronze Bomber.”
“It definitely is defamation of character. For sure,” Fury added. “It is what it is. I’m quite concerned for his mental well being, to be fair, rather than his boxing career. That’s gone.”
Wilder has now taken to social media to reply to Fury, saying he is mentally well and just keen to complete their trilogy of fights.
“Hey @Tyson_Fury, Don’t worry about me I am Fine, Blessed,” Wilder wrote. “The only thing I want from you is for you to honor your agreement and fight me. I gave you 2 shots when I didn’t have to and it changed your life. Now it is time for you to be a man and give me my shot as you agreed to.”
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