Deontay Wilder has bad intentions on his mind.

The former WBC heavyweight champion will face the current holder Tyson Fury for the third time this summer having not fought since February 2020. That night in Las Vegas saw Fury win the title after stopping Wilder in seven rounds after a one-sided rematch.

The trilogy bout was agreed after the American won his arbitration hearing this month which ruled Fury must face the ‘Bronze Bomber’ once again after trying to agree an undisputed heavyweight title fight against Anthony Joshua.

Wilder, now trained by Malik Scott, was speaking to 78SportsTV about facing Fury once again and described the ‘Gypsy King’ as a “coward”.

“A coward’s way of trying to move, trying to avoid me,” said Wilder reacting to Fury trying to get the Joshua fight.

Wilder went on to describe his mindset going into this fight and the damage he wants to inflict on Fury.

“My mentality is how you been contemplating about hurting a person so bad to the point you want to disfigure them where his mother won’t even know who he is if she pass by him. When you’ve been having your mind set on this, on one person to decapitate him in every way possible… when I do see him I’m gonna allow him to see how I feel. I’ve been pre-meditating on whooping this man. Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide, he gotta go through me.”

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