Deontay Wilder blasts Tyson Fury for moving their fight date
Former WBC boxing champion Deontay Wilder has attacked Tyson Fury for saying he had Covid-19, alleging the gypsy king was unfit to fight him in July and suffered during his training camp, forcing him to exploit the illness as an excuse.
The duo were supposed to fight for the WBC title for the third time on July 24, but a COVID outbreak in Fury’s camp forced the match to be postponed until October 9.
Wilder now claims that he was told that Fury was suffering during sparring and that the younger heavyweight fighters with whom he was training were ‘piecing him up.’
“I’m all set. The former champion told the PBC Podcast, “I hope they’re ready.”
“I’m hoping they’ve got their priorities straight. Their strategy, or how they intend to approach the conflict.
“They’re attempting to flee it, but I’m sprinting toward it. I don’t think he had COVID… I knew he wasn’t having a good time at camp. He was being reassembled by the young lads.. I had a young man from my camp putting him back together.”
“Sparring has been amazing,” Wilder said of his personal preparations. I’m not allowed to mention names, but there have been a lot of individuals on the canvas.”
The last time Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder fought was in February 2020, and Tyson Fury won.
He trained with Michael Hunter, Christian Thun, Jared Anderson, and Nigerian boxer Efe Ajagba ahead of his third bout with Wilder.