Tyson Fury slams Deontay Wilder for requesting that he ‘move over’ for Anthony Joshua’s fight for $20 million.
Due to Deontay Wilder, Tyson Fury’s scheduled fight with Anthony Joshua on August 14th is in serious peril.
Tyson Fury has spoken out about the shocking news that an arbitration court found in Deontay Wilder’s favor, forcing a third battle between the two fighters. A heavyweight unification bout between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua has long been expected to take place this year, with contracts signed earlier this year for a two-fight deal.
Eddie Hearn has been forthright about the situation, indicating on several occasions that he believes the fight will go on as planned.
Fury even revealed in a video on social media at the end of last week that a date had been arranged on August 14th in Saudi Arabia.
That battle, however, appears to be in risk when the Daily Star reported that Fury has been ordered to fight Wilder a third time before facing Joshua.
In February 2020, Fury knocked out Wilder to capture the WBC world heavyweight title in a rematch of their controversial 2018 draw.
There was always a deal in place for a third battle between the two fighters, and it was originally scheduled for December of last year.
When those arrangements fell through, Fury’s camp was reportedly convinced that the clause for a third fight had expired, allowing him to move on and seek a deal with Joshua.
However, the arbitrator’s decision now suggests otherwise, throwing a wrench in Fury’s planned battle with Joshua in a few months.
The 32-year-old has now reacted to the current developments by publicly criticizing Wilder’s alleged demands.
With a number of various messages, Fury posted a still of Wilder practicing with new trainer Malik Scott in the background on his Instagram account.
“What a farce @bronzebomber has become,” he wrote.
“Asked for $20 million to get rid of #joker.
“It appears I’ll have to crack his head once more.”
Scott, who recently joined Wilder’s camp as his new trainer, also commented on Instagram that the “Bronze Bomber” had no intention of retiring.
He wrote, “Wilder declined and had no interest in step-aside money.”
“Over here, you’re dealing with a completely other kind of motherf***er.
“He wants the blood, not the money from the step-aside. Brinkwire Summary News.”Retribution.”