Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder had their first pre-fight press conference yesterday, ahead of their trilogy bout on the 24th of July. Fury was mouthier than ever and kept firing shots at the ‘Bronze Bomber’ while also predicting an early finish in the fight. Wilder, on the other hand, was very quiet, and hardly opened his mouth. The pair then had one of the longest face-offs ever, exceeding 6 minutes.
Following the fight, Tyson Fury made a surprising claim that Deontay Wilder would do a job on his (Fury’s) arch rival Anthony Joshua. He claimed that it would take Wilder only one round to knock out someone like Joshua. He then aimed further shots at his fellow Englishman.
“The most important thing to me is Wilder” – Tyson Furyd
Speaking in an interview with Sky Sports, Fury said, “I’ll deal with these guys later – the most important thing to me is Wilder, the most dangerous heavyweight in the world who would knock out Joshua in the first round. I’ve got to get past Wilder then those guys will get their five minutes of fame. I’ll give them the biggest beatdown they have had in their lives.” [via Sky Sports]
“As I’ve told Eddie Hearn, the difference between me and them is they are businessmen and I’m a Spartan. This talk of undisputed means nothing to me. I’m not Hearn or Joshua. I fight because this is what I do – it’s what I was born to do. [via Sky Sports]
That surely is a big claim from Fury. Not sure if he is being serious, since it isn’t that easy to knock out someone as accomplished as Joshua.
Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua was almost finalized!
Just when Fury vs Joshua was almost finalized, an arbitrator ruled that Fury must Wilder in a trilogy bout before September, this year. Had it not been for that arbitrator ruling, Fury vs Joshua would have been made official by now, and the countdown would have begun.
And now, Joshua is set to take on WBO mandatory Oleksandr Usyk in an all important match. Usyk might probably be the most technical boxer he would have ever faced.