Tyson Fury Said He was Surprised that Deontay Wilder Wants Trilogy
Tyson Fury, the WBC Heavyweight Champion, admits he was surprised when the former WBC Champ Deontay Wilder exercised his contractual right to an immediate rematch.
In February, Tyson Fury dropped Deontay Wilder twice and stopped him in the seventh round of their rematch to capture the WBC world title.
The Gypsy King left no doubt as he beat up and dethroned the WBC heavyweight champion by obviously stopping him within seven rounds.
And as part of the deal for their second bout, the loser would have the option to force a trilogy, and Wilder instantly decided to take up this clause following his first career defeat.
Fury slo said “He didn’t win a second of that second fight, but in this game it’s a short game and a short career, and there’s an old saying – ‘We’ve gotta make hay while the sun shines.’
Tyson Fury believes the former WBC Champion Deotay Wilder’s main influence for taking the fight is the money.
The terms of the trilogy fight give Fury a 60-40 split advantage in terms of the money.
Based on the one-sided nature of the second contest, Fury did not expect Wilder to request a third bout.
Fury explained “Yeah, I was surprised he took the fight because it was a one-sided fight.
“He didn’t win a second of that second fight, but in this game it’s a short game and a short career, and there’s an old saying – ‘We’ve gotta make hay while the sun shines”
“And for Deontay Wilder at the age of 34, how many big fights out there are left for him after a domination like he had?
I don’t know the man’s personal circumstances, but from what I’ve seen of these American fighters and sportsmen, they always live a rockstar’s lifestyle, even though they’re not rockstars.
Fury also added he was quite disappointed in the challenge that Deontay Wilder brought
“Because I did train for 12 rounds at any pace and put myself through hell and back for ten weeks in the training camp.
“And I prepared for the best fighter on the planet, I prepared for the most vicious puncher on the Earth that there’s ever been. And I was quite disappointed because it wasn’t the challenge that I expected”
“Although it was a fantastic victory for myself and it was a great fight, it just did seem that Wilder maybe wasn’t himself.
He added, “Maybe all the excuses he made, some were true. Maybe his legs were sore from the costume, maybe he did have the flu, maybe he did have a broken arm or a bone in his back or whatever.