Deontay Wilder has revealed that he will struggle to patch up the disdain he has for Tyson Fury.
The former WBC heavyweight champion shared a ring with the Brit three times, losing twice by stoppage, and is set to return from last year’s defeat on October 15.
Wilder faces Robert Helenius at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, and he knows that a win against the Finnish fighter will put him in pole position to face Andy Ruiz Jr, with the victor potentially taking on ‘The Gypsy King’ for the green and gold bauble.
And although a win for Wilder next month could eventually lead to him taking on Fury once again – providing he gets past former unified heavyweight champion Ruiz Jr. who dropped Luis Ortiz three times last weekend en route to a 12-round points win at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles – the 36-year-old has stated that he has a real dislike for the 34-year-old.
In an interview with FightHype, Wilder was talking about the love he has for former opponent Ortiz, who has just been beaten by Ruiz Jr., and insisted that he could never have a similar relationship with Fury, despite their in-ring history.
“No, [I could] never [have a good relationship with Fury].
“I know the truth behind behind that and I don’t condone cheating.”
Since his first loss to Fury, Wilder has levelled some wild and often bizarre accusations at ‘The Gypsy King.’ None have been found to be accurate.
“People ask me why I didn’t go to the authorities if I thought he had something in his glove and I say to them,I would grab their collar and pull them close and say: ‘Why would I go to the authorities when I have the opportunity to lay my hands upon him and have the possibility to try to kill him and get paid millions of dollars [for] doing it?”
Wilder was then asked if he would be keen on facing Fury for a fourth time.
I’m back, I’m in the division, in the business, whoever’s here, if they bring a helluva fight, let’s do it.
I’ve never ducked or dodged anyone.”