Tyson Fury, the only man to beat Deontay Wilder, has spoken on the American’s latest outing and the potential of a fourth fight.
Wilder made his return to the sport one to remember with a first round knockout over Finland’s Robert Helenius. It served as a reminder of just how devastating a puncher the man from Alabama is – and that quick nights at the office are somewhat of a specialty no matter what some in the sport like to say about his style or skill.
His three-time opponent, Fury, was as impressed as anybody. The pair fought to a draw in their first fight before the Englishman took the next two via knockout. He spoke to IFLTV about the Bronze Bomber’s comeback clash.
“Excellent win. I don’t know anybody who could’ve done that to Helenius. Very tough, strong opponent and Wilder took him out like he was a cardboard cut-out. Fair play. Good punch.”
When asked later about Wilder’s emotional displays after the fight – namely tears at the press conference and a genuine apology to Helenius for putting his lights out – Fury didn’t like to comment. The moment was captured by FightHype.com.
“I don’t know, and I don’t really care to be honest. It’s none of my concern what he does.”
And finally, when asked about the prospect of a fourth fight, ‘The Gypsy King’ seems happy to do it all again.
“Show me the money. How much, where, and when? … That’s what I say to all these fights.”
Not long ago, a fourth fight between the pair seemed unlikely, however Wilder is now one step away from becoming mandatory for Fury’s belt – one he held himself for years. The WBC have ordered a final eliminator between him and Andy Ruiz Jr, with the winner taking first place in line for a shot at the title.