Tyson Fury has hilariously responded to Deontay Wilder’s accusations of cheating in the best way possible – by comparing himself to Tommy Shelby from Peaky Blinders.
‘The Bronze Bomber’ was comfortably beaten by The Gypsy King last February, but Wilder is still convinced that Fury cheated in their second fight.
The American believes the Briton tampered with his gloves while he was backstage and said his former trainer Mark Breland was also in on the act which left Fury in hysterics.
“I highly believe you put something hard in your glove, something the shape and size of an egg,” said Wilder shortly after losing his belt.
“The reason why the side of my head swelled up in the shape of an egg and left a dent in my head.”
Fury has always vehemently denied those accusations, but now it seems he is trying a different tactic.
“You know what? I’m going to cheat again because I’m going to smash his face in,” Fury told MMA Fighting.
“According to him, that’s cheating because he’s not supposed to lose.
“Unfortunately, I’m going to cheat again. I’m going to kick his ass, sea bass.
“I had horseshoes in there. You know I’m a gypsy don’t you? You ever watch ‘Peaky Blinders’?
“I loaded the gloves with horseshoes and dynamite. This time I’m going to do exactly the same. Put a bit more metal in there.”
Fury also said that it says more about Wilder than anything else, although to some extent he understands why he’s doing it, as he believes he is just trying to convince himself and those around him that he can actually win the fight.
“It does say a lot,” he added.
“We’ve boxed 19 rounds and he’s practically won two rounds out of 19.
“I’m not really too bothered about it but you’ve got to respect everyone that gets in the ring with a pair of boxing gloves on or any fight, whether it’s MMA, kickboxing, Muay Thai, boxing whatever – every man’s trained and coming to win.
“With Wilder, in my opinion, he’s come out with all this stuff – I’ve cheated, I’ve done this, I’m a natural born cheater, his coach.
“I must have some power, mustn’t I? Because I’ve even got his coach on my side.
“Not to mention Jay Diaz, he’s on my payroll, too. I’m like Tommy Shelby here, I’ve got them all on the payroll.
“He’s on the payroll too, Jay Diaz, because he was in the changing room while I was getting my gloves on the whole time. So he must have helped me and Wilder’s in denial about that.
“But let me just put that out there as well. You’ve got all this stuff. Whether he believes it or not is another thing.
“But he has to try and sell the fight somehow. He has to try and make a reason why he could win.
“So he clearly couldn’t do the reasons why in a boxing fight so he has to make other reasons for his own self, for the people around him who are saying he can do this, he can do that.”