WBC and Lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has voiced his opinions on Deontay Wilder’s emotional press conference following his knockout win over Robert Helenius.
Wilder showed little respect to Fury after their trilogy bout last year, repeating outlandish claims of cheating.
Speaking in an interview with YouTuber True Geordie, Fury commented on Wilder’s more sympathetic reaction to his latest outing:
“Maybe I knocked a bit of sense into him, and maybe he’s been humbled by the three beatings I gave the sucker.
He’s a former knockout victim of the Gypsy King!
I think so [that Wilder’s losses to Fury have softened him up]. A man’s got to do what a man’s got to do.”
Wilder explained breaking down in his post fight press conference as an expression of concern for the his opponent’s health, reminding everyone of the dangers this sport possesses.
The fight was ‘The Bronze Bomber’s’ first in over a year, after a spell of inactivity following his knockout loss to Fury in their trilogy bout in October 2021.
Wilder’s next fight is likely to be against Andy Ruiz Jr, as the WBC is expected to order the bout as a final eliminator for Fury’s belt aimed for early next year.
Fury is currently in camp himself preparing for another trilogy fight, this time against long time foe Derek Chisora.
The announcement of the fight was met with initial backlash after fights against Oleksandr Usyk for the undisputed championship and Anthony Joshua for an all-british mega fight both fell through, not to mention the fact Fury’s already beaten Chisora twice.
Fury momentarily lost his cool during the interview, even hurling insults when pressed about choosing Chisora over other potential opponents.