Deontay Wilder accuses Tyson Fury of fighting with ‘egg-weight sized object’ in his gloves and demands rematch

A rematch clause for a third fight has expired according to Fury’s camp

Sport Staff
Sunday 01 November 2020 11:47
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Deontay Wilder has posted a video to social media accusing Tyson Fury of cheating in their two fights.

The former WBC world heavyweight champion lost his title to Fury in the second of those two, after a draw in the first - but Wilder says his opponent put “something hard” in his gloves which left a “dent” in his face.

Fury’s camp have previously denied any such possible wrong-doing, citing members of Wilder’s own party being present when the gloves are donned, but it hasn’t stopped Wilder posting the video claiming all is not what it seems.

“I saw in the first fight when Ricky Hatton was pulling down your gloves to put your fist in the improper position,” he said.

"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 10-ounce 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.”

Wilder further called out Fury for breaking his word and reneging on a third bout between the pair, saying he “gave [Fury] the title shot” when he could have earned more money with an alternative match-up.

Fury’s party have previously said the date for a rematch option has already expired.

“It is time for you to be a man and honour your word, instead of trying to weasel out of our agreement. Scared people run but a scary man will break his contract. You coward a** b****,” Wilder continued.

"What is this bulls*** of you fighting Carlos Takam instead of me, you got to be kidding. When you were going through your darkest time, I told you that if you got yourself together I would give you a title shot. Being a man of my word, I gave you the title shot.

"When that fight was a draw, I told you that I would give you a rematch. You know I was offered more money to fight (Anthony) Joshua than I was getting to fight you.

“Again being a man of my word, I fought you like I said I would. In the rematch agreement, there was a rematch clause.”

A trilogy fight was intended to take place over the summer, but there is no confirmation as yet as to who Fury will fight instead. Takam lost to Anthony Joshua and Derek Chisora in 2017 and 2018 respectively.

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