John Fury believes that Deontay Wilder's trilogy fight with his son Tyson will cost the American heavyweight his boxing career – and perhaps his life.
Wilder will face heavyweight world champion Fury in a trilogy fight on October 9 after the fight was pushed back from July 24 due to an outbreak of COVID-19 in Fury's training camp.
After fighting to a controversial split decision draw in their first fight, Fury defeated Wilder by a one-sided seventh round TKO in their rematch last year, the first professional loss Wilder has suffered during his boxing career.
And Fury's father believes 'The Bronze Bomber' is making a big mistake in going ahead with a trilogy fight.
“He can look terrible in a training camp, but when he gets in that ring, he’s a different man, different animal,” Fury told Boxing Social. “And they got it wrong twice.
“And they’ll get it wrong the third time. But the third time will cost him his career and his life, probably.
“If he’s not dead, he’ll be an invalid, which is a silly man. But if they want to sell their soul and put their life on the line for money, which I’m sure they will, get on with it.”
With Fury suffering a nasty cut against Otto Wallin months before rematching Wilder in February 2020, his father believes Wilder has been strategic in choosing his time to face 'The Gypsy King'.
“Like Tyson got cherry-picked with Deontay Wilder twice.
“Because if they never saw Tyson’s eye hanging off against Otto Wallin, a terrible performance, they wouldn’t have wanted the second fight.
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“But they saw the Otto Wallin fight and thought, ‘Yup, Wilder can’t lose. Wilder will chin him.’
Fury's father is not the only one concerned about the danger a trilogy fight could bring. Wilder said earlier this year that he is ready to commit a "legal homicide" inside the ring when he fights Fury for the third time.
“My mind is very violent,” Wilder said. “We built a whole facility to commit a legal homicide and that’s just what it is, my mind is very violent at this time.
“The only thing about it is, at that point in time, I have to wait until I get in the ring to really release because I can’t do it on the outside, it’d defeat the purpose.
“The baby’s got to eat, but when I do get in the ring, this is what I love about it.
“I’m able to release everything I’ve been feeling, everything I’ve been thinking, and get paid to do it.”
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