Deontay Wilder is just four weeks away from his WBC world heavyweight title defence against Tyson Fury, and he’s already sending his opponent chilling messages.
Wilder, who has only seen one of his fights go to the judges scorecards, defends his WBC strap against Fury on December 1, at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles.
Fury, a former WBA, IBF and WBO champion has never claimed the famous WBC belt as he prepares to replicate his famous performance against Wladimir Klitschko when he became a unified world titleist with the points win in Dusseldorf, Germany back in November 2015.
Wilder is coming of his biggest career victory as he knocked out Luis Ortiz in March after a thrilling 10 rounds - Fury competes for the third time since his 2018 return to the ring, having had two and a half years out of the sport following a battle with depression and drugs.
However, Wilder sent Fury, who has been training in the famous Summit Gym in Big Bear California, a clear messages as he spoke to reporters during a open-workout.
Wilder's message to Fury
“Tyson Fury doesn’t know what he’s gotten himself into,” Wilder said.
“He better be hugging, and wrestling, and kissing them (bears) as well too because he’s definitely going to need a teddy bear in the hospital, for sure.
“This is no game for me, I don’t play this. This is not a game. I always told my baby, ‘Daddy’s coming home.’ When you fight the Bronze Bomber, these guys know what they’re getting themselves into.
“They can hear the stories, they can hear the tales all they want. But when you get in the ring and feel it, that’s when – and only when – you know what you’ve been hearing, what you’ve been seeing, is real.
“There’s nothing at all about him that concerns me, that scares me. You know, I’m the best in the world. I don’t think no other heavyweight has been through what I’ve been through, to go through so many different calibres of fighters.”
Although Wilder prepares to meet the Fury, it’s fellow undefeated Brit and also current hold of the ‘Gypsy King’s former belts, Anthony Joshua who is also subject of conversation.
When Wilder was asked about the possibility of facing Joshua in AJ’s next confirmed fight date of April 13, at Wembley Stadium, The Bronze Bomber made it clear where his attention lies.
“I don’t have a message to Anthony Joshua,” said Wilder.
“It’s all about Tyson Fury, and I don’t want anyone to ask me about Anthony Joshua at all. He was a coward and that’s that.”
If Wilder is to come through the Fury fight, can a showdown with Joshua for the unified world heavyweight titles finally be agreed?