“They Deluded Themselves” – Deontay Wilder’s Manager Rips Tyson Fury’s Team

Published 05/29/2021, 6:30 AM EDT
Tyson Fury during the post-fight press conference at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas. (Photo by Bradley Collyer/PA Images via Getty Images)


The ex-WBC heavyweight champ, Deontay Wilder, shook the boxing world by derailing Anthony Joshua’s fight with Tyson Fury. Wilder had a powerful urge to fight ‘The Gypsy King’ in a trilogy. But the Brit wished to face his compatriot in an undisputed title fight. However, Wilder and his team proceeded legally, and the arbitrator ruled the contract in their favor, stating the duo needs to settle their trilogy by September 15, 2021.

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Following the verdict, ‘The Bronze Bomber’s co-manager, Shelly Finkel, gave his take on the ruling and went all guns blazing against Tyson Fury’s team.

In a chat with Sky Sports, he said, “There’s a parable about the dog with the bone. The big bone was Saudi Arabia, and you end up with nothing. [Bob] Arum [Fury’s promoter] wants it in July, because they believe Fury is just going to walk through Deontay, and then they can get that fight on with Joshua, provided he beats Usyk in the fall.”

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“They deluded themselves. [Wilder’s advisor] Al [Haymon] and I just continued to press forward. You didn’t hear us in the papers, you didn’t hear us saying anything.” Finkel added.

Finkel asserted Wilder was uninterested in a step-aside deal to let the Fury vs Joshua bout happen. In fact, the Alabama native and his team are now eager to walk into this third contest against Fury. More than winning, ‘The Bronze Bomber’ will look to derail Fury’s clash with ‘AJ’.

Is Deontay Wilder truly ready for a trilogy against Tyson Fury?

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In this entire scenario that took place between Wilder, Fury, and Joshua’s teams, ‘The Bronze Bomber’ didn’t reveal any comments. Because, over the past few months, he immersed himself in some rigorous training sessions for his return.

BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND – AUGUST 18: Tyson Fury is confronted by rival boxer Deontay Wilder after defeating Francesco Pianeta in a heavyweight contest at Windsor Park on August 18, 2018 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)

Now, Wilder, who seems in the most ideal mindset, is truly ready to take this challenge. His upcoming fight will play an extremely important role in his illustrious career. Furthermore, it will have a huge bearing on the future of the heavyweight division. If he claims a win in this encounter, the 35-year-old will register himself in the history books forever.

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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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