Tyson Fury Never Wants to Fight Deontay Wilder Again – Claims Bob Arum

Published 01/15/2021, 9:15 AM EST
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)


Deontay Wilder succumbed to a brutal T/KO loss in a rematch against Tyson Fury in 2020. However, that did not stop the ‘Bronze Bomber’ from seeking the trilogy. But it seems Wilder’s statements on the ‘Gypsy King’ have poured cold water on the third fight ever taking place.

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Recently, Fury’s US promoter, Bob Arum, opened up on Barbershop Conversations and delved into Fury’s stance of not giving Wilder a trilogy fight.

Arum said, ”Tyson Fury has said to me and to the mediator that not today, not tomorrow and not ever will he ever fight Wilder after what Wilder said to him. He regards it as a slur not only against him but against the Gypsy nation.”

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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)

Since that loss, Wilder has claimed that elements like a heavy costume and spiked water cost him in the ring. Not only this, but the Alabama native accused Fury of having an extra cushion in his gloves to knock him out.

Read – THROWBACK: Deontay Wilder Explains Why Tyson Fury’s Father Was Extremely Accurate with the KO Prediction

This news reached the ‘Gypsy King’ who has poured cold water onto Wilder’s plans of having a third fight with him. The 32-year-old believes this is a tremendous insult towards him and he will never share the ring with someone who degrades him to this level.

Will Tyson Fury abide by his words?

The first matchup between Wilder and Fury ended in a controversial draw, but Fury settled the scores on their second outing. Although it is hard for the ‘Bronze Bomber’ to get over this loss, ‘The Gypsy King’ has already moved ahead to get in talks with Anthony Joshua to fight for all the heavyweight belts.

He has shown little interest in a Wilder fight and is seemingly eyeing a bigger pot of gold this time.

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Tyson Fury is a man of his words, and it will be intriguing enough to see if he can stick by the aforementioned statement. He has taken Wilder’s comments to his heart and looks to hurt him by not offering a fight from now.

Given these comments, what do you think Deontay Wilder should do to force his way into contention once more?

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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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