Tyson Fury accuses Deontay Wilder of avoiding heavyweight rematch

Deontay Wilder v Tyson Fury

British heavyweight fighter Tyson Fury has accused WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder of not agreeing to a rematch after their bout last December.

The fight controversially ended in a draw, much to the disbelief of the majority of the boxing community, who felt as though the Brit deserved to win the fight in which he dominated throughout.

The talk since the fight has been surrounding the potential rematch that was scheduled to happen later this year, however, it was confirmed last week that the fight wouldn’t be happening any time soon.

Fury’s latest comments, however, may explain the reason for the fight cancellation.

The ‘Gypsy King’ has accused Wilder of feeling “bitter” as people believe he should have lost the original fight.

He claims that the ‘Bronze Bomber’ has blanked him and that he’s doing everything he can to arrange the rematch.

“I did text him just after Christmas to say let’s get the fight re-arranged," Fury revealed, as per The Mirror.

“Didn’t have a reply – usually not a good sign! Maybe he’s a little bitter.

“I’ve done everything I can,” claimed Fury.

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Fury, who is 27-0-1, continued on to discuss the original fight by knocking his rival in the process.

“I won the fight quite clearly, ten rounds to two. If you’re not going to win on ten rounds to two, then it’s highly impossible that you’re going to win overseas.

“Maybe if I win 12 out of 12, I might get another draw. Who knows? Wilder needs to improve - drastically.

“If that’s hell, it’s not a very scary place.

“Yeah, he’s the hardest puncher in the world, but you don’t really feel the punches when you’re in a boxing fight.

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“I think your adrenaline’s pumping that much and you’re in the moment, you don’t feel them until the next day really."

Fury, who spent two-and-a-half years away from boxing fighting drugs and depression, is eager to get back in the ring and fight. 

His next opponent is rumoured to be a top heavyweight fighter from Top Rank/ESPN, who are now Fury’s new promotors. 

The three names rumoured are Joseph Parker, Kubrat Pulev and Oscar Rivas.

Time will tell though if Fury and Wilder will face off again and give the boxing community the rematch they want to see.

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