‘Why would I go to the authorities when I can get paid millions of dollars?’: Deontay Wilder says he refused to go the police over Tyson Fury cheating claims so he could ‘kill him’ in the ring… as talks up a FOURTH fight between the pair
- Deontay Wilder has continuously accused Tyson Fury of cheating in their fights
- Wilder accused Ricky Hatton of moving Fury’s gloves to reduce the padding
- He also said that Fury put ‘something the size of an egg-weight’ in his gloves
- Wilder has said he would rather ‘hurt’ Fury in the ring than go to the authorities
- The Bronze Bomber would like to try ‘kill’ Fury while getting paid ‘millions’
Deontay Wilder has said he would rather ‘hurt’ Tyson Fury inside the ring and get ‘paid millions’ while doing so instead of going to the authorities over cheating claims.
Wilder accused Ricky Hatton of moving the Gypsy King’s gloves to reduce the padding around his fists in their first fight and said Fury put ‘something the size and shape of an egg-weight’ in his gloves during their second fight.
When asked whether he would report such claims to the authorities, Wilder said he would rather get justice by trying to ‘kill’ Fury in another boxing match and take a hefty pay-day while doing so.
Deontay Wilder (above) has said he would rather ‘hurt’ Tyson Fury inside the ring than go to the authorities over cheating claims
Wilder and Fury have faced each other three times – with Fury winning two and drawing one
On October 31, 2020, Wilder claimed that Fury had put ‘something the size and shape of an egg-weight’ in his gloves – leaving a dent in his head as a result.
He then accused Hatton – who was in Fury’s corner for their first clash – of moving the Gypsy King’s gloves to reduce the padding around his fists.
Fans and boxing experts told Wilder to report such claims to the authorities but the Bronze Bomber has said he has no plans to get the police involved.
Speaking to FightHype.com via Boxing Scene, Wilder said: ‘You got analysts that say ‘If he did have something in his glove why did you not go to the authorities?’
‘I wish I was in front of them (the analysts) and I would grab their collar and put them close to my face so we can be eye to eye, face to face, so much that my breath touch their face.
The Bronze Bomber sensationally accused Fury of cheating after their first and second fights
Wilder alleged that Ricky Hatton (right) ‘pulled down’ Fury’s glove during their bout in 2018
‘I would tell them, ‘why the f— would I go to the authorities when I have an opportunity to release my own energy and put my hands up on on him in the possibility of trying to kill him and get paid millions of dollars doing it.’ Why would I go to the authorities?’
Wilder insisted he would rather pursue retribution personally inside the ring than seek the help of the authorities. He said the reason behind his decision came down to money.
He said if Fury was ‘locked up’ he would miss out on a lucrative pay-day, whereas, fighting the Gypsy King for a fourth time would give him an opportunity to get justice and a hefty sum of cash.
Wilder said: ‘Ok [I] go to the authorities and they lock him up, then what’s next? That’s it. A good writeup. OK, we proved our case. Nobody getting fed. What justice has that done? That don’t make no sense.
He claimed that Fury’s gloves were adjusted, causing him to tear his ear in the second fight
He went on to add: ‘We are in the hurt business. This is what we do. I can hurt you and get paid doing it. That sounds like a sweet deal to me.’
When asked whether he would take a fourth and final fight with Fury after losing twice and drawing once, Wilder said: ‘You know me, I’ve never ducked or dodged anyone. I’m the one that blessed people with opportunities.’
Wilder also insisted there was no chance of reconciliation with Fury – despite befriending the likes of his former opponent Luis Ortiz. He said the bridges had been burnt because of Fury’s alleged cheating.
Wilder said: ‘Nah, never, because I know the truth behind that. I don’t condone cheating and s**t like that. I know that no matter what people say.’
Wilder’s first accused Fury of cheating after their first fight, which ended in a draw after the Gypsy King hit the canvas twice.
Wilder claimed Hatton was responsible for moving his gloves. He then accused the Gypsy King of adding weight to his gloves in their second.
The Gypsy King rubbished the claims made by the Bronze Bomber, labelling them ‘bulls***’
Wilder shared a video saying: ‘I saw in the first fight when Ricky Hatton was pulling down your gloves to put your fist in the improper position. You tried the same method the second time but this time you scratched flesh out of my ears which caused them to bleed.
‘It’s impossible for a brand new 10oz glove to bend, to keep a smushed-in form or to have loose space. I highly believe you had something hard in your glove, something the size and the shape of an egg-weight. It’s the reason why the side of my face swelled up in an egg-weight form. And it left a dent in my face as well.’
Fury had ignored many of Wilder’s outbursts throughout the year, after he had made a string of claims – including that his ring walk suit was too heavy and that his trainer Mark Breland spiked his water – and said his opponent had ‘lost his marbles’.
‘I think he has lost his marbles,’ Fury said. ‘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. Now someone has spiked his water… it’s one of those things, isn’t it?’
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