Boxing fight: Deontay Wilder refused to demonstrate “sportsmanship or respect” after Tyson Fury knocked out the American in their third WBC heavyweight title bout, according to Fury.
After a stunning knockout in the 11th round to retain his WBC heavyweight title in Las Vegas, the British star put an end to his lengthy drama with Wilder.
However, Fury has accused Wilder of rejecting his words of respect after the fight when he walked to the American’s corner.
“I’m not going to make excuses, Wilder is a great boxer,” Fury stated.
“He really gave me a run for my money tonight, and I’ve always claimed I’m the best in the world and he’s the second-best.”
“He doesn’t like me, Deontay Wilder, because you know why: I beat him three times.”
“I’m a sportsperson. I walked over to show him some love and respect, but he refused to return it. That is his issue.”
Fury revealed their conversation to BT Sport Box Office, saying, “I just said well done and he said, ‘I don’t want to show any sportsmanship or respect.” ‘No problem,’ I said.
“I was astounded. You’re a jerk and a loser.
“To be a top fighting man, you have to demonstrate courage and respect, and he couldn’t do it tonight, and that was the last of him.”
Fury had felled Wilder in the third round, but was down twice in the fourth before knocking him down again in the tenth and thus ending the fight.
“I’ve got to thank my trainer Sugarhill because without Sugar, America’s own, Detroit’s own, I wouldn’t have gotten through that fight today,” Fury added.
“He informed me. ‘Get your jab going, big dog, and throw that right hand down the middle,’ he advised. Only the big dogs use it late in fights.’
“I said, ‘Yes, I’ve got you,’ and then I went and took it out of the bag.”
After Anthony Joshua lost his WBA, IBF, and WBO belts in last month’s unanimous decision loss to Oleksandr Usyk, Fury maintained his 32-fight unbeaten record, solidifying his position as the division’s leading champion.
“I’m without a doubt the finest heavyweight of my generation,” Fury declared.
“No. 1 Look at what I’ve accomplished.
“I’ve travelled to America for my last six fights and faced the most destructive puncher in our sport’s history.
“Three times, not once, not twice.”
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