Tyson Fury ‘disappointed’ by Deontay Wilder calling February rematch his 'easiest fight'

  • Will Day
Deontay Wilder v Tyson Fury

Tyson Fury has told talkSPORT he was disappointed by Deontay Wilder in their rematch and their bout in February was one of his ‘easiest fights’.

When asked what he thought following watching the fight back, Fury told talkSPORT:

"To be honest I was quite disappointed in the challenge that Wilder brought because I did train for 12 rounds at any pace and put myself through hell and back for 10 weeks in the training camp.”

The Gypsy King also went on to say: “I prepared for the best fighter on the planet, I prepared for the most vicious puncher on the Earth that there's ever been and I was quite disappointed because it wasn't the challenge that I expected."

Fury stopped Wilder in the seventh round in Las Vegas to win the WBC heavyweight belt.

Following the first loss of his career, it was clear in interviews after the bout that emotion was still raw and when Wilder was questioned as to why he lost, he explained how his costume that he walked out to the ring in had affected his legs.

The Bronze Bomber’s costume was an outfit designed to celebrate black history month and weighed 40 pounds.

The American’s excuse brought up many questions among boxing fans, and it is hard to believe a man who had been training for a total of around 10 weeks couldn’t handle a minute walk in a 40 pound outfit.

Deontay Wilder v Tyson Fury

Wilder also claimed that he came down with flu just before the scrap.

When Fury was asked about what he thought about the Bronze Bomber’s excuses he told talkSPORT: "Maybe all the excuses he made, some of them were true. Maybe his legs were sore from the costume, maybe he did have the flu, maybe he did have a broken arm or a bone in his back or whatever.”

Fury added: “I'm not sure, because that wasn't the Deontay Wilder that I prepared for. That wasn't the animal I put myself through all those hours in training for." 

Wilder triggered the trilogy clause between the pair and will look to avenge his loss, however with the coronavirus outbreak, it is not certain as to when that fight will happen.

Deontay Wilder v Tyson Fury

Despite the trilogy clause being triggered, Anthony Joshua is always floating around these two and with all of the remaining belts that the heavyweight division has to offer, surely Joshua-Fury has to be coming soon.

Joshua’s promoter and CEO of Matchroom Boxing Eddie Hearn has openly said that if Anthony Joshua only fights once this year, he would very much like it to be against Tyson Fury.

Although all of the hype remains around Joshua, Wilder and Fury, all British boxing has been cancelled for the foreseeable future due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Fury has said that the lockdown will make him a ‘different person’.


Fury, who has been also been known for his battle with mental health issues, says talk of a third meeting with Wilder must be put on hold as priority is given to getting through the current lockdown situation.

Again talking with talkSPORT, Fury said: "You can take positives out of every negative, and the positive I can take out of this one is that I get to spend a lot more time with my family.

"I think people are really realising now what's important in life. Sometimes we get lost in the ride of life, thinking about our ambitions and everything - and we forget about the really important things - families, friends, loved ones, health.”

Deontay Wilder v Tyson Fury

Fury also added: "It has awoken me because I was one of those people who fell victim to that, always chasing stuff and always wanting to do big things, I was never happy sitting at home and I wanted to go out and be active.

"In the couple of weeks I've been locked down I've had time to focus on the things that really matter in my life. I think I'll come back a different person and I think I'll have a different mindset."

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