As far as Tyson Fury is concerned, he’s the last person to blame for his trilogy with Deontay Wilder getting postponed.
The pair were set to collide this weekend for the WBC heavyweight title. That was until a COVID outbreak in Fury’s camp led to the fight getting postponed.
Wilder was certainly not pleased at the time.
“Again now, he did wrong and I’m the one being penalized,” he said.
The bout has since been planned to be rescheduled for October 9. However, that hasn’t stopped Fury from receiving criticism, especially on social media.
To that, he responded:
“I’m the last person to blame,” Fury said (via the Daily Mail). “I don’t have a large entourage, unlike most world champions with all their ass-licking hangers on. Since coming back into full time camp I hadn’t been anywhere other than my new house here and the Top Rank gym. Nor had my team.
“The only people whose movements I couldn’t completely control were my sparring partners, who change. They came in and out of the bubble and everyone knows this town is full of Covid. I suspect we caught it from one of them.”
When camp resumes, Fury even plans on keeping his team even smaller than before to prevent such a scenario from happening again.
“There were only ten of us on the team this time,” he explained. “But when we go back into camp for a month in England and another month here I will cut us to just four full time. Me, my head trainer SugarHill Steward, his assistant Andy Lee and my old pal Tim who organises my life.
“We will strictly control the access for sparring partners and increase testing. No masseur. No fitness coach. No dietician. Even my two brothers will have to wait to join me until fight week here in Vegas.
“I’ve suffered enough frustration on this roller-coaster. I don’t need more, any more than I would have risked anyone else’s health by coming early out of quarantine.”