Wilder: Fury will never be my friend


You won’t believe it, but the former WBC heavyweight champion American Deontay Wilder (42-2-1, 41 KOs) still believes that his only offender in the professional ring Briton Tyson Fury (32-0-1, 23 KOs) cheated in their second face-to-face confrontation.

The fighters met three times. In 2018, the match ended in a draw. After 2 years, Fury confidently dealt with Wilder, took away the WBC belt. In 2021, in the third face-to-face fight, both hit the floor several times – the Briton retained the title, knocked out the American in the late rounds of an unforgettable fight.

Fury will never be my friend
He speaks Wilder. “I just could never have a good relationship with him. I know the whole truth. And I don’t condone cheating. I never avoided anyone. I am the one who gave fighters a chance to fight for the title. It’s all business. And my business is not only to earn a solid loot. My business is also to give fans cool fights. Yes, I’m ready for the fourth fight with Fury.”

According to Wilder, something was wrong with him in the second fight: he accused his coach Mark Breland of working for Fury (later fired), complained about the heavy suit in which he entered the ring, and also claimed that the opponent cheated with gloves – allegedly a heavy blunt object was sewn in there to increase the force of impact.

Deontay will return to the ring in October – ahead of him is a moderately intermediate fight with Robert Helenius. The other day, Fury funny “ran over” an expert. All because of Joshua and Wilder.