By Chris Williams: Deontay Wilder is still bitter about his two losses to Tyson Fury, feeling he cheated, and he says he wants a fourth fight with him.
Wilder has been vocal in the past about his belief that Fury had something in his glove during their second fight. It was never proven, so there’s nothing Deontay can say about it.
What we do know is Wilder never seemed to recover after being clubbed with a right-hand rabbit punch from Fury in round three of their second fight in February 2020. If Wilder wants to complain about anything, the rabbit punches what be the way to go.
Former WBC heavyweight champion Wilder states that he didn’t go to the authorities about his belief that Fury (32-0-1, 23 KOs) cheated because he wanted the opportunity to punish him and make millions in the process.
If Wilder (42-2-1, 41 KOs) wins his next two fights against Robert Helenius and Andy Ruiz Jr, he’ll be locked in as Fury’s WBC mandatory challenger if he’s still the champion by that point.
Fury’s future is a little murky right now because he could potentially lose to Anthony Joshua or Oleksandr Usyk, both of which have the tools to defeat him.
“Most definitely,” said Deontay Wilder to Fighthype when asked if he wants a fourth fight against Tyson Fury. “Nah, never, because I know the truth behind that,” Deontay said about the potential of burying the hatched and being friends with Tyson.
Wilder has two formidable hoops he must jump through for him to get a chance for a third fight against Fury. At this point, it’s too early to know if Deontay will beat Helenius and Ruiz.
The way Wilder looked in his last two fights against Fury, you’d have to say, no, he won’t get the chance to fight him again.
“I don’t condone cheating and s*** like that. I know that no matter what people say,” said Wilder. It’s just like, you got analysts who say, ‘If he [Fury] did have something in his glove, why did you not go to the authorities?’
“I would tell them, ‘why the f*** would I go to the authorities when I have an opportunity to release my own energy and put my hands on him in the process of maybe trying to kill him and get paid millions of dollars for doing it?’” said Wilder.