Tyson Fury responds to Deontay Wilder's claims he isn't a champion

Tyson Fury took to Instagram to bat away claims that he wasn’t a true champion from none other than the man he defeated in February, Deontay Wilder.

Fury blasted the former heavyweight champion for “letting himself down”.

Wilder had given an interview to the PBC Podcast and explained how things had gone wrong in the build-up to his rematch with Fury back in February.

Due to this, Wilder claimed that Fury didn’t receive “the real Deontay Wilder” or the best Deontay Wilder, and even went as far as to say that he was “a zombie” in the ring.

Wilder was knocked down numerous times by Fury in Las Vegas and the fight was stopped in the seventh round. This came fourteen months after their epic draw in Los Angeles where Fury got up from a 12th round knockdown.

The Bronze Bomber went onto say: “I don’t see Fury as a champion. He ain’t the champion yet, we still got one more fight left.

“And I’m looking forward to giving the world the best of Deontay Wilder.”

Wilder and Fury have been signed on to complete their trilogy sometime in the future, unknown due to the current Coronavirus global pandemic.

Tyson Fury finally engaged with Wilder’s comments when BT Sport Boxing released a picture of the quote on their Instagram page.

The 30-year-old WBC heavyweight champion replied: “Keep letting yourself down @bronzebomber it’s sad.

“It was you I smashed that’s the truth. Just admit it and move on, it’s just a fight you win some you lose some that’s boxing pal.”

Both fighters had hinted towards retirement in the not-too-distant future, with Wilder sensationally claiming that he could retire should he lose his third fight with Tyson Fury.

There, of course, remains the money-spinning fight somewhere down the line to unify the division with boxing fans still clamouring for that Tyson Fury fight with Anthony Joshua.

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