John Fury has spoken out the prospect of son Tyson facing Deontay Wilder for a fourth time, and had some chilling words to say on the matter.
Rumours emerged this week that Wilder was being considered as an option for Fury’s scheduled outing on April 29th if an undisputed clash with Oleksandr Usyk could not be agreed.
However, the Fury family father told All Out Fighting there was a danger ‘The Gypsy King’ could kill the American if another fight between the pair was made.
“I’m worried about him fighting Wilder, because I’m afraid of him killing Wilder.”
“Wilder’s got a cracked skull, cracked like an egg. That kind of thing can’t be repaired, and when Tyson hits him again he could kill him.”
“Unless you want a funeral on your hands, and the death of Deontay Wilder, keep away from him.”
“You’ve beat him three times, he poses no threat. The only danger he poses is Tyson killing him, and I don’t want to go to my grave knowing my son’s killed someone in the ring.”
Although perhaps not for the same reasoning, the majority of the boxing world is not clamouring out for another meeting between Fury and Wilder, and would rather see the legacy defining fight with Usyk instead.
Issues over where the clash will take place seems to have been the main hold up in negotiations, as the touted date of April 29th creeps ever closer.
Wembley Stadium in London is now believed to be a firm front runner, with Saudi Arabia no longer on the table as Fury was unable to agree a financial package with representatives from the region.