Deontay Wilder hits out at Tyson Fury for changing plans
Tyson Fury is not going to fight Deontay Wilder next.
Despite promising negotiations since the pair of undefeated heavyweights fought to a controversial split draw last December, Fury has changed plans and will instead take an interim fight in the hope of building his profile in the United States.
Fresh from signing a landmark deal with ESPN, which will see the network become the exclusive broadcaster of Fury's fights in the US, 'The Gypsy King' reportedly hopes to delay his rematch with Wilder until Autumn.
Fury will first meet an unnamed opponent in May or June on ESPN and 'The Bronze Bomber' was none too pleased after learning of the Brit's changed plans.
Any tweet that begins with 'You sorry muthafucka' is never going to be a kind one and Wilder went on to criticise Fury for a previous promise to fight anyone, regardless of their allegiance to a particular broadcaster or promoter.
You sorry muthafucka. We knew you only said this bec you knew you wasn’t fighting me next. #CloutChaser you requested a warm-up fight first 😂😂😂 I don’t blame you tho, I probably would too if I saw my brains splashed all over the canvas. #Timberrr #Bih #RunHoeRun #NoSmokeWanted
— Deontay Wilder (@BronzeBomber) February 26, 2019
Fury hit back at his American rival by confidently claiming that he'd already beaten him, before suggesting that he was a bigger draw in the US than the New Yorker.
Get your self a bit more well known in America first kid & then I’ll give you another chance.! I already beat you & the world knows it & so do you😉 must be hard for you that a British fighter has taken over the USA 🇺🇸😉 watch me whippppp #ONLYINAMERICA @espn
— TYSON FURY (@Tyson_Fury) February 27, 2019
The World Boxing Council confirmed later on Tuesday that the rematch would not be happening next and revealed that "while Wilder confirmed his willingness to fight the rematch, Fury will take on another fight with expectations to do rematch at a later date."