Don’t expect a trilogy between Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder to ever happen.
Following Fury’s seventh-round TKO win over Wilder in February, the pair were set to compete in a third fight later this year only for the rematch clause to expire.
Fury claimed he accepted a number of dates but in the end, decided he was done waiting as he is now set to take on Agit Kabayel on December 5 before potentially meeting Anthony Joshua in a title unification fight next year.
But even if the possibility of a trilogy arises in the future, “The Gypsy King” won’t be taking it. Not after the allegations from Wilder that he cheated in both their fights.
“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.”
In addition to claiming Fury cheated by using an egg weight in his gloves, Wilder also claimed former trainer Mark Breland was disloyal by throwing in the towel and played a part in his water supposedly being spiked.
And more than his boxing career, Fury is concerned with Wilder’s current mental state.
“… 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.
“Some people can’t take loss. Imagine being undefeated for 12 years as a professional, ten [title] defences, and you were told you could beat this guy and he’s come back after three years out of the ring, ballooning up in weight, and given you a boxing lesson? And then absolutely annihilated you in the rematch. So, would I be the same? No, I’d say right, I lost to a better man, fair play. AJ got beat by Ruiz and he didn’t make a million excuses. He just said ‘fantastic, well done’. Suppose it’s different sportsmans for different places. It’s up to him what he wants to do.”
What do you make of Fury’s response?