Bob Arum Fumes at a Journalist in Tyson Fury Cheating Remarks: ‘Stop That Sh*t’

Published 01/16/2021, 10:36 AM EST


The world witnessed the mighty heavyweight clashes between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury. However, the second outing between the two didn’t quite go in the American’s favor and he got brutalized by the ‘Gypsy King‘. Since then he has called out Fury several times for a trilogy and even accused Fury of cheating to win the second fight.

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Recently, Bob Arum was in a conversation with Barbershop Conversations where he addressed a journalist who wanted to talk about Fury’s supposed cheating in the Wilder fight.

Arum interrupted him and said, “No No No! Everything else you said is okay, when you say he cheated in 2 (Wilder vs Fury 2) and you talk about this, that is as crazy a controversy …and you gotta stop that sh*t!”

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JUNE 12: Boxer Tyson Fury (L) and Top Rank Founder and CEO Bob Arum attend a news conference at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on June 12, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Fury will face Tom Schwarz in a heavyweight bout on June 15 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Arum defended his prime fighter and rubbed off any claims pertaining to him cheating in this fight.

The whole incident began when Wilder asserted that Fury had an extra cushion in his gloves in their rematch. He felt this was the only reason the ‘Gypsy King’ could knock him out. As soon as Wilder’s accusations reached Fury, he decided never to step inside the ring with ‘Bronze Bomber’ again.

Instead, he is focused on Anthony Joshua and a couple of bouts to decide the best heavyweight boxer today.

Will Tyson Fury forgive Deontay Wilder?

The first contest between Wilder and Fury ended in a tragic draw. However, Tyson Fury left no stones unturned in his rematch against the Alabama native. Wilder didn’t land a single big shot on Fury in their rematch and got knocked down multiple times en route to his first career loss.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – FEBRUARY 22: Tyson Fury knocks down Deontay Wilder in the fifth round during their Heavyweight bout for Wilder’s WBC and Fury’s lineal heavyweight title on February 22, 2020 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Wilder has reasoned many points for his loss, but accusing Tyson Fury of cheating might have been the final straw. The ‘Gypsy King’ is a man of his words and, it appears he won’t forgive the American so easily.

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Read – Deontay Wilder Claims He Felt Sorry for Tyson Fury: ‘He Was Broke’

What do you make of Bob Arum’s remarks to the journalist?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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