Tyson Fury reacts to Deontay Wilder sabotage claims and says he ‘won’t wait forever’ for trilogy fight
Tyson Fury believes Deontay Wilder has ‘lost his marbles’ as the Bronze Bomber continues to claim a conspiracy was behind his heavyweight defeat to the Gypsy King in February.
American Wilder lost his titles to Fury as he was dominated in the Las Vegas rematch, being knocked down twice before his corner threw in the towel in the seventh round.
Rather than taking the defeat gracefully, Wilder has spent the eight months since losing crying foul and making various excuses as to why Fury beat him in their rematch after a draw in the first bout.
Immediately after the fight he blamed the costume he wore for his ring walk – claiming it was too heavy and caused him to fatigue – while a bicep injury suffered during the bout was later rumoured to have actually occurred beforehand which meant Wilder was clashing with Fury while injured.
Fury has also been accused of having weights in his gloves, with Wilder claiming an ‘egg-weight’ left a dent in his head.
And last weekend Wilder came out the woodwork after a few months of silence to make further claims, accusing Fury of tampering with the American’s gloves and claiming his water was spiked.
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He also threw a bizarre accusation at his own trainer for being part of the ‘plot’ to dethrone him.
Wilder followed up his incredible video statement with further outbursts, telling Fury to make ‘funeral arrangements’ and adding that he’ll ‘spit on his tombstone’.
And Fury has responded to Wilder’s latest outburst during an interview with talkSPORT’s Fight Night – saying the Bronze Bomber is going crazy.
Fury said: “I think he has lost his marbles!
“First of all it was the suit, then it was the bicep injury, then his trainer was on our team, then the referee was against him, then I had weights in my gloves…
“Now someone has spiked his water…
“It’s one of those things, isn’t it.”
Wilder will have the opportunity to take revenge on Fury with the pair to complete their trilogy, though there is still no date set for the bout which continues to be pushed back.
In fact, the fight may not actually take place until NEXT year, with Fury’s US promoter Bob Arum suggesting February 2021 may be on the cards to ensure spectators are allowed amid changing coronavirus restrictions.
But Fury has issued a warning over the trilogy’s continuing postponement – ‘I’m not going to wait around forever’.
On their planned trilogy, Fury added: “The original date was July 18.
“That didn’t happen because he had an injury so it got put back three months to October, then that didn’t happen because they were trying to get a venue.
“And then they had three dates in December – 5th, 12th, 19th – which I agreed to all them and obviously that didn’t’ happen.
“So, I’m not going to wait around forever.”