Tyson Fury’s father, John, has claimed that should Deontay Wilder step up to fight his son for a fourth time, it would be the final fight of his career.
Following fighting to a controversial draw in their first meeting, Fury followed up with two consecutive knockouts in the second and third.
Now, Wilder is back in the division with a bang and could potentially be lined up by the WBC to face ‘The Gypsy King’ once more. He has been ordered to face Andy Ruiz in a final eliminator for a shot at the title.
Should it happen, Fury’s father told the Daily Mail it would send the American into retirement.
“I’d like to see him get the Ukrainian rabbit [Oleksandr Usyk]. If the rabbit does what’s right, then the rabbit can have it. If Deontay Wilder want’s it, he can have it too.”
“But let me tell you this – if Deontay Wilder gets in the ring with Tyson Fury again that’ll be the end of Deontay Wilder’s career. We know what spot to hit on, his weak spot. Tyson will hit him in that weak spot harder than he’s ever been hit.
We’re not bothered about Wilder’s power, what we can do and what we can’t do. Tyson can beat Deontay Wilder 7 days a week and four times on a Sunday, he’ll take them all on.”
The third fight saw a sustained beating on Wilder, despite the American having some success himself. With that in mind, Fury may be referring to a particular shot in the second which Wilder struggled to recover from – a thudding hook that landed just above his ear.
Whether it’s all bluster or a genuine game plan, it will serve as a warning to Wilder who does seem to struggle with the Fury mind games before fights.
Finally, and perhaps unsurprisingly, John Fury said that his son was a level above not just ‘The Bronze Bomber’, but every man in the division.
“All of them, no matter who they are, if they step up to the plate and it makes business sense Tyson will fight them. He can beat them all at a canter. Tyson is an elite fighter while the rest are all good. There is a world apart between an elite fighter and a good fighter.”
Fury returns to the ring on December 3 in a voluntary defence of his WBC belt against Derek Chisora. Should he come through the fight as expected, an undisputed bout with Oleksandr Usyk awaits in 2023.