Tyson Fury reveals what ‘sore loser’ Deontay Wilder said to him after thrilling third fight

  • Rob Swan

Tyson Fury accused Deontay Wilder of showing him no ‘love and respect’ after their thrilling third fight in Las Vegas.

Fury retained his WBC heavyweight crown with an 11th-round knockout against the spirited American at the T-Mobile Arena.

"I was down a couple of times, I was hurt, Wilder is a strong puncher," Fury said after the fight, per BBC Sport. "It was a great fight. I will not make any excuses, Wilder is a top fighter, he gave me a run for my money. I always say I am the best fighter in the world and he is the second best.

"Don't ever doubt me. When the chips are down I can always deliver."

Fury, who drew his first fight against Wilder back in December 2018 before defeating the 35-year-old in February 2020, has extended his unbeaten professional record to 32 fights.

There was plenty of trash-talking between the two fighters in the build-up to the third bout.


Video: Tyson Fury approaches Deontay Wilder after third fight

Fury approached Wilder’s corner after securing victory, in an attempt to exchange some friendly words, but the defeated fighter appeared to have no interest in speaking to his victorious rival.

Watch the footage here:

Tyson Fury accuses Deontay Wilder of not showing respect

Fury then said in his post-fight: “He’s got no love for me, Deontay Wilder. Do you know why? Because I beat him three times.

“I’m a sportsman. I went over to him to show him some love and respect and he didn’t want to give it back, so that’s his problem - I’ll pray for him so God will soften his heart.”

Watch Fury’s interview here:

What did Deontay Wilder say to Tyson Fury?

In a separate interview with BT Sport, Fury added: “I said ‘well done’ and he said ‘I don’t want to show any sportsmanship or respect’. I said ‘no problem’.”

Asked if he was surprised by Wilder’s words, Fury said: “Very surprised. Sore loser. An idiot.

“To be a top fighting man, you’ve got to show guts and respect and he couldn’t do it tonight.”

Watch that interview here:

While it’s a shame that Fury and Wilder couldn’t display some mutual respect after the fight, at least boxing fans know this particularly rivalry was very real.


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