Former WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder has reiterated his belief that Tyson Fury cheated in their rematch and claims the ‘Gypsy King’ will attempt to do so again in their trilogy fight on July 24. But a hyped-up Wilder insists he will gain revenge in the best manner possible – by ending Fury’s career.
After being silent at last month’s press launch, ‘The Bronze Bomber’ has yet again alleged wrongdoing in his seven-round beatdown at the fists of Fury in February 2020.
Wilder has made numerous, unproven assertions about Fury’s dominant victory including spiked water and loaded gloves. Given that the gloves were inspected by the Nevada State Athletic Commission and Wilder’s corner before last year’s bout that allegation seems fanciful at best though the controversy has gained traction among the American’s supporters on social media.
Ahead of their July 24 grudge match at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Wilder has maintained that Fury will bend the rules to ensure victory. Wilder was dropped twice in their 2020 return but finished on his feet, which the Alabama banger views as some kind of moral victory given his unsubstantiated and widely disputed allegations about loaded gloves.
“You think he ain’t gonna try to cheat this time? Oh they’re thinking they’re coming up with a master plan. But my thing to him – man, you couldn’t even get me out on loaded gloves and the conditions I was under,” Wilder told 78SPORTSTV. “You couldn’t knock me out, you didn’t knock me out.
“This [trilogy bout] closes the chapter of me and Fury. My mind is very violent right now and I’m trying to end his career and other things as well. [I will] let you fill in the blank.”
Fury and Wilder previously drew in December 2018, but for their third meeting the ‘Bronze Bomber’ has enlisted former opponent and friend Malik Scott as trainer following his high-profile dismissal of former coach Mark Breland, whom he accused of spiking his water in the February 2020 rematch.
Scott says he respects Fury but believes the greatness of Wilder will prove the charm third time around.
“I consider Fury a great boxer, Wilder is just greater,” Scott told 78SPORTSTV. “Deontay Wilder’s going to be heavyweight champion of the world for the second time. Tyson Fury will not make it out of five rounds. That’s my prediction for the fight.”