John Fury believes Deontay Wilder deserved more than a handshake when he met his son, Tyson, in Saudi Arabia recently.
All three men were in the Middle East for Tommy Fury’s win over Jake Paul. The two heavyweight rivals met for the first time since their thrilling trilogy in which Fury won twice after the first result being a draw.
In the aftermath of the second fight and ever since, Wilder has branded Fury a cheat, providing mad theories on tampered gloves and spiked water.
Strangely, all of that was left aside when they bumped into one another in Saudi, with a handshake and a hug before going their separate ways.
Speaking on the incident, Wilder recently said he still ‘couldn’t stand the cheat’ but was reserved out of respect for their surroundings.
When reflecting on the meeting and Wilder’s words, an animated John Fury said that if he was in his son’s shoes he would’ve attacked the American. He told the Mirror via freebets.com that the world champion didn’t have that ‘fire.’
“I just think Wilder is a horrible, decrepit man I just don’t like him at all. He can’t take a loss. If I was a young man like Tyson, we would have have a roll around on the carpet.
I would have hit him both hands straight in the mouth, but I haven’t bred a son like me. Tyson’s a great boxer but he doesn’t have my fire. If a man insults me I will hit him straight in the mouth.
I said to Tyson ‘why don’t you hit him?’ He should have been hit.”
So despite the embrace, there’s clearly no love lost between the Fury clan and Wilder. There’s a distinct chance the beef might find itself settled in the ring for a fourth time, as well.
Wilder has remained number one ranked with the WBC after losing the world title to Fury, and he’s seemingly one fight away from being called as a mandatory challenger.