Deontay Wilder thinks he knows why Floyd Mayweather didn't enjoy his fight against Tyson Fury

Deontay Wilder v Tyson Fury - New York Press Conference

Floyd Mayweather was said to be ‘disgusted’ by the outcome of Tyson Fury’s fight against Deontay Wilder on Saturday night.

‘Money’ was ringside for the heavyweight clash at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and he gave the first five founds to Fury.

“Fury has the combinations, and a very, very fast jab and is taking his time,” Mayweather told Showtime at the end of the fifth.

The bout would eventually end as a draw which, according to Fury’s trainer Ben Davison, Mayweather couldn’t believe.

“Floyd Mayweather’s walked out this arena disgusted… that says it all,” Davison told BBC Radio 5 live, per the Evening Standard.

Mayweather isn’t alone in his belief that Fury deserved to win the fight.

He was the superior boxer but couldn’t get his hands on the WBC heavyweight belt after suffering two knockdowns.

Wilder hits out at Mayweather

It would seem as if Wilder has heard about Mayweather’s thoughts, for he’s now fired shots at the 41-year-old.

According to Wilder, Mayweather couldn’t enjoy his fight against Fury because he wasn’t the centre of attention.

Read Wilder's full comments below.

“I’m a heavyweight and the fight, Saturday, was a great start to bring the heavyweight division back, you know,” the heavyweight said.

“Oh they loved it. They loved every bit of it. The world loved it. And I don’t think he liked that. I don’t think he liked that.

“He wanted all the attention on him. It’s sad that it’s like that but the heavyweight division is where it’s at.


“People know we’re big guys, they know they want to see heavy hitters. And when you get a fight like that, that’s what they want to see, the excitement back.

“He always wants the attention. But no more of that. I’m going to continue to do what I’ve got to do.”

Deontay Wilder v Tyson Fury

Wilder was then asked if he’s the new Mayweather of boxing.

“I’m the new Deontay Wilder of boxing. I don’t want to be Floyd,” came his response.

“I’m coming and there’s a lot of fighters jealous of me for no reason.”

Deontay Wilder v Tyson Fury

When people talk about Mayweather, the topic of money is never far away.

And Wilder doesn’t believe it will be long before he’s collecting the same nine-figure fees that Mayweather earns in the ring.

“Oh most definitely. I’m a heavyweight,” he added.

The heavyweight division will need to grow at a rapid pace in the United States in order for Wilder to make as much money as Mayweather does.

But a fight against Anthony Joshua will earn him a very, very nice pay packet.

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