Deontay Wilder ‘DOES’ respect Tyson Fury, but refused to shake his hand because his’mind wasn’t really there,’ according to his management.
DEONTAY WILDER respects Tyson Fury, but he declined the handshake after the bout because his’mind wasn’t really there.’
The heavyweight opponents have now fought for 30 exhilarating rounds, culminating last weekend in Las Vegas.
Before his brutal knockout in round 11, Fury scored three knockdowns and got up from the canvas twice.
He sought to embrace Wilder by offering his hand after a successful conclusion to the trilogy series.
Despite the fact that his attempts were ignored, Fury later called the slain American a “sore loser.”
Wilder’s co-manager Shelly Finkel, on the other hand, informs the ex-champion that he respects Fury and is willing to accept the peace offer right now.
“Him and I have talked about it, and he does,” Finkel told SunSport (respect Fury).
“I believe his mind was playing tricks on him, and if Deontay met Fury now, he would give him a great hug.””
GET INVOLVED IN SUN VEGAS: WITH THOUSANDS OF GAMES TO PLAY AND NO DEPOSIT REQUIRED, GET A FREE £10 BONUS (Ts&Cs apply) Wilder, 35, drew with Fury, 33, in their first fight in 2018, but was defeated in the rematch last year, losing the WBC belt.
But he refused to accept defeat, blaming it on everything except the Gypsy King’s boxing masterpiece.
Despite losing on the night of his promised vengeance, Wilder’s performance and reluctance to let up helped him restore his reputation.
And Finkel agrees that the night’s best guy won, hailing Britain’s unbeaten, two-time champion.
“It was a fair result, Fury fought the correct fight,” he remarked.
“The count on Fury getting up was a touch long, but it doesn’t matter; the fight was what it was, and Fury deserves full credit.”
“He’s a huge man with a lot of power and versatility. And he’s always been a gentleman around me.” I believe his mind was playing tricks on him, and if Deontay met Fury now, he would give him a big hug.
Wilder has now returned to Alabama, where he will serve a six-month medical ban and recover for an extended length of time.
He’ll also require surgery next week to repair a broken right hand he suffered during the battle.
Finkel stated, ” “He’s doing great, and he gives all credit to Fury for his performance.
“But Deontay got hit in the ear early in the fight, possibly around the third round, and it threw his equilibrium off.
“I was watching, and I thought to myself, ‘What happened to his legs?'” Because he worked so hard in the gym.
“He also shattered his right hand midway in the middle rounds… Brinkwire News in a Nutshell