The third fight between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury was the one most had wanted but the COVID-19 pandemic has altered those plans. With no audience, concerns over the revenue it would generate were raised.
Hence, the fight has been saved for another day and this will only happen once the pandemic is checked. There is no telling when that will be and the best that boxers can do right now is settle for other fights with the intent of keeping themselves in shape.
Fury has that in mind and is reportedly open to face Carlos Takam. Unfortunately, Wilder saw it differently and went on a social media rant. He called on Fury to honor their trilogy, revealing how he did the same when the “Gypsy King” was going through dark times on Instagram.
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“What is this bullsh*t of you fighting Carlos Takam instead of me, you got to be kidding,” Wilder wrote. “When you were going through your darkest time, I told you that if you got yourself together I would give you a title shot. Being a man of my word, I gave you the title shot.”
“When that fight was a draw, I told you that I would give you a rematch. You know I was offered more money to fight Joshua than I was getting to fight you. Again being a man of my word, I fought you,” he added.
Wilder claims that Fury did something to his gloves resulting in a 7th round TKO loss the last time they met. The 35-year-old also fired his trainer Mark Breland for throwing in the towel. For him, Breland was acting on “fake love.”
With no trainer by his side, a well-known personality stepped up to offer his services – Floyd Mayweather Jr. Ordinarily, that would be an honor but Wilder saw the gesture differently.
“It's publicity. When I see people do that stuff, it's for publicity. But to the offer [from Mayweather], thank you, but no thank you. I don't feel any love from that man. Their actions don't show that,” Wilder said.
Also, some felt that Wilder was undergoing some kind of depression with his social media rants. The former boxing champion said he is fine and that he is too blessed to be stressed.
“I heard people saying they think I’m depressed and stuff like that. You know, I’m too blessed to be distressed,” he stated. “I don’t do any interviews unless I’m promoting the fight. Things haven’t been bad, so why would I feel the need to speak?”