Tyson Fury slams Deontay Wilder for bad sportsmanship after KO loss but lauds Anthony Joshua after Andy Ruiz Jr defeatNovember 11, 2020
TYSON FURY slammed Deontay Wilder's sportsmanship after his KO loss but praised British rival Anthony Joshua's response to losing to Andy Ruiz Jr.
Fury battered Wilder in the pair's rematch in February to claim the WBC belt after a dramatic draw in their initial 2018 bout when the Gypsy King climbed off the canvas in the 12th round.
After months of silence the dethroned Bronze Bomber has hit out at the result making extraordinary claims that Fury cheated by using a weight in his glove in the Las Vegas contest.
Wilder also said he believed his water was spiked before the fight as he had 'no control' over his body.
But Fury let rip at the American's excuses and lamented his bad sportsmanship in an interview with boxing journalist Gareth A. Davies.
He said: "I think he's lost his marbles.
"First of all it was the suit, then it was the bicep injury, then his trainer was on our team, then the referee was against him, then I had weights in my gloves and now someone's spiked his water.
"It is defamation of character isn't it, mature.
Would I be the same? No. I'd say, 'Right I lost to a better man, fair play.' But they are not like me are they."
"I'm quite concerned for his mental wellbeing to be fair, rather than his boxing career – that's gone.
"Some people can't take loss. Imagine being undefeated for 12 years as a professional and make ten defences.
"And you were told you could beat this guy – he's come back after three years out of the ring and ballooning up in weight, given you a boxing lesson and then absolutely annihilated you in the rematch.
"Would I be the same? No. I'd say, 'Right I lost to a better man, fair play.' But they are not like me are they.
"AJ got beat by Ruiz and he didn't make a million excuses he just said, 'Fantastic, well done'. So I suppose it's different sportsmen for different places."
Fury confirmed the Wilder trilogy fight was OFF last month after organisers failed to deliver a date for a 2020 showdown.
The Gypsy King said his rematch clause had expired and he instead was lining up an all-British colossal heavyweight unification bout against Anthony Joshua in 2021.
The pair have verbally agreed a bumper two-fight deal for next year, leaving boxing fans chomping at the bit.
But both will first be in action before the end of the year, with AJ due to defend his belts against Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev at the 02 on December 12.
Fury has revealed he will fight in London on December 5 with an opponent yet to be officially confirmed, although European champ Agit Kabayel is widely touted to be the man.
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