Deontay Wilder Needs a Punch Straight to the Mouth, Says John Fury

Published 03/02/2021, 5:00 PM EST
LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 13: John Fury, father of Tyson Fury speaks during a Boxing Press Conference at the Landmark Hotel on April 13, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Ben Hoskins/Getty Images)


Deontay Wilder succumbed to the most dreadful defeat of his career against the Brit legend Tyson Fury last year. The ‘Bronze Bomber’ enjoyed a cracking run in the big men’s division. But this loss changed the combat sports fraternity’s perception of him.

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Post the fight, Wilder gave several reasons for his loss. He even accused Tyson Fury of cheating and winning this fight.

Recently, the ‘Gypsy King’s father, John Fury, was in a chat with SecondsOut. Therein, he fired back at the Alabama native for his remarks on his son.

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“No other word, (he) wants a punch straight into the mouth. That’s what he wants, a punch straight in the mouth. Coming out with that ridiculous rubbish, a sore loser,” said Fury.

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)

Fury fumed over Wilder for his accusations. Moreover, he yelled at Wilder for firing his trainer, Mark Breland, who threw a towel inside the ring to stop the fight.

John Fury continued, “He got beat fair and square in his country. He got rag-dolled and battered to a pulp. And he’s used every excuse to tarnish Tyson‘s victory. You can’t do it, Deontay. You’re a piece of crap of a man.”

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Has Deontay Wilder poured cold water on his trilogy possibilities with Tyson Fury?

Ever since that brutal loss, Wilder has vouched for a rematch several times. However, citing his remarks, Tyson Fury has already denied a trilogy with him. That’s because the Brit feels Wilder has shown huge disrespect towards him and his community by terming him as a cheater.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – NOVEMBER 23: WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder celebrates after defeating Luis Ortiz in their title fight at MGM Grand Garden Arena on November 23, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Wilder retained his title with a seventh-round knockout. (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images)

Though the ‘Bronze Bomber’ has a powerful urge to confront his rival Fury, his selection of words against him might have just snatched his trilogy.

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Tyson Fury is a man of his words, and he abides by his statements. That said, he might never offer Wilder a third fight as he’s taken those insults to his heart.

However, things can still get back to the primal state if the ‘Bronze Bomber’ apologizes to Fury and his team.

What do you make of John Fury’s comments? Did Wilder take it too far with his verbal jabs on Fury?

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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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