Tyson Fury jokes he will cheat again in his trilogy bout against Deontay Wilder on Saturday in Las Vegas.
The two fought back in February of 2020 where Fury scored a dominant TKO win. The fight was never close and since the loss, Wilder has made a ton of excuses and accused Fury of cheating, which he jokes he will do again this time out.
“You know what? I’m going to cheat again because I’m going to smash his face in,” Fury said Monday on The MMA Hour. “According to him, that’s cheating because he’s not supposed to lose. Unfortunately, I’m going to cheat again. I’m going to kick his ass, sea bass. I had horseshoes in there. You know I’m a gypsy don’t you? You ever watch ‘Peaky Blinders’? I loaded the gloves with horseshoes and dynamite. This time I’m going to do exactly the same. Put a bit more metal in there.”
Fury admits he’d rather see Wilder accept the loss and say he’s going to come back better to help sell the fight. Yet, if the cheating comments is what he wants, the heavyweight champ is confident he will not only win again on Saturday, but he will finish Wilder again.
“It does say a lot,” Fury explained. “We’ve boxed 19 rounds and he’s practically won two rounds out of 19. I’m not really too bothered about it but you’ve got to respect everyone that gets in the ring with a pair of boxing gloves on or any fight, whether it’s MMA, kickboxing, Muay Thai, boxing whatever — every man’s trained and coming to win.
“With Wilder, in my opinion, he’s come out with all this stuff — I’ve cheated, I’ve done this, I’m a natural born cheater, his coach. I must have some power, mustn’t I? Because I’ve even got his coach on my side. Not to mention Jay Diaz, he’s on my payroll, too,” Fury continued. “I’m like Tommy Shelby here, I’ve got them all on the payroll. He’s on the payroll too, Jay Diaz, because he was in the changing room while I was getting my gloves on the whole time. So he must have helped me and Wilder’s in denial about that.
“But let me just put that out there as well. You’ve got all this stuff. Whether he believes it or not is another thing. But he has to try and sell the fight somehow. He has to try and make a reason why he could win. So he clearly couldn’t do the reasons why in a boxing fight so he has to make other reasons for his own self, for the people around him who are saying he can do this, he can do that,” Fury concluded.
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