Deontay Wilder calls Tyson Fury 'one of the biggest cheats in boxing'
"He's one of the biggest cheats in boxing"
Deontay Wilder has labelled Tyson Fury as 'one of the biggest cheats in boxing' ahead of their eagerly anticipated trilogy fight in October.
Fury and Wilder are set to renew their rivalry on October 9 in Las Vegas and with the Brit having stopped 'The Bronze Bomber' when the pair last fought in February 2020, the American is keen on redemption.
Despite losing by TKO, Wilder blamed the loss on a number of different excuses, all of which were extremely farfetched considering the nature of the defeat.
Now, less than a month until their deciding bout, the 35-year-old has been keen to point out Fury's failed drug test following his February 2015 victory against Christian Hammer.
"Look at Tyson Fury's rap sheet, he's one of the biggest cheats in boxing, but do you ever hear about it?' he told 78SPORTSTV.
"They don't care. When it's all said and done, all over for me, I can look myself in the face, in the mirror and say, 'I did it the right way."
Following his eighth-round TKO victory over Hammer, it was revealed that Fury had tested positive for the banned anabolic steroid, nandrolone.
As a result of this, the UK Anti-Doping suspended 'The Gyspy King' for two years in December 2017, but the 33-year-old's period of ineligibility was backdated to February 2015.
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Throughout his career, Wilder has been extremely vocal and opinionated about the use of performance-enhancing drugs in boxing.
"All these fighters taking these PEDs, you're cowards," he stated.
"It's pitiful… It's all about money, boxing's all about money.
"It seems the people that have power in boxing don't care either because they're making excuses for these cowards."
The pair were originally suppose to fight in July, but after Fury confirmed he had tested positive for Coronavirus, the bout was postponed.
“If he don’t show up he’s going to have to suffer the consequences, the penalties that’ve been set forth," said The Bronze Bomber.
“If he don’t fight, then pay me what you’re supposed to pay me.
"Then you have to give up that belt as well. So it’s a win-win situation for me, it’s a lose-lose situation for him.
"That’s the great thing about it cause, the saying has always said that history repeats itself.
"We know his actions are always the same, he’s done this many of times where he tries to get out of fights.
"He has had a door to escape from. But at this moment in time he has no more doors, no options.
“He has to put up or shut up, fight or retire. Either fight and give me my money or give up that belt.
"It’s a win-win situation for me and with that being said I can sleep at night.”
British boxing fans will more than likely be hoping that should Fury defeat Wilder once again, the chance of seeing him face Anthony Joshua become a more realistic possibility.
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