Deontay Wilder Says Tyson Fury Is Formulating “A Master Plan” to Cheat in the Trilogy

Published 07/07/2021, 12:26 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – FEBRUARY 22: Deontay Wilder (L) grabs Tyson Fury 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)


As their trilogy fight on July 24 inches closer to fruition, Deontay Wilder recently shared his views on his upcoming bout against Tyson Fury. Wilder accused ‘The Gypsy King’ of cheating and was in denial of his technical knockout loss to the current WBC champion.

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Wilder also believes that Tyson Fury’s team will try to “cheat” this time around as well in their heavyweight showdown.

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After their second bout in February 2020, Deontay Wilder first accused Tyson Fury of tampering with the gloves. ‘The Bronze Bomber’ believed that tampering allowed him to set his fists in an “unnatural” position. He also said that Fury had placed a hidden object in his gloves to cause more damage. In addition, Wilder also accused his own trainer Mark Breland of spiking his water with muscle relaxants.

There is no official evidence to back these claims made by the former champ. WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman has since labeled Wilder’s accusations as “ridiculous” and “very sad”. However, Deontay Wilder has not backed down from his stance and has now doubled down on his accusations in a recent interview.

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You think he ain’t gonna try to cheat this time? Oh they’re thinking, they’re coming up with a master plan. But my thing to him—man, you couldn’t even get me out on loaded gloves and the conditions I was under. You couldn’t knock me out, you didn’t knock me out,” said Wilder in the latest podcast interview. (h/t GiveMeSport)

Is Tyson Fury expecting a different Deontay Wilder?

In a recent interview with ESPN, Tyson Fury disregarded Wilder’s accusations and called him an “excuse maker.” He said that he has lost all admiration and respect as a fighter because of his inability to “face reality.

‘The Bronze Bomber’ has brought Malik Scott on board as his new trainer after the second fight. However, Tyson Fury believes that this transition will have no impact on the outcome of the fight.

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Fury shared that he has a good understanding of Deontay Wilder’s game. He revealed he used that to his advantage going into the second fight, which allowed him to secure the early TKO win.

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)

The winner of Fury vs Wilder will most likely face Anthony Joshua next in a mega-heavyweight unification clash. As both fighters have a lot on the line and are looking to seal the deal, it will be interesting to see how this fight plays out this time around.

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