Tyson Fury killed ‘sore loser’ Deontay Wilder for being ‘stupid’ after being rebuked after a fight by her bitter rival.
Britain’s 33-year-old Gypsy King won one of the most prestigious boxing bouts, surviving two knockdowns and a few more scares, to settle the WBC world title trilogy in the final round.
He left his corner – and the specially designed stool on which he sat in the middle of the round with Wilder’s face down – to greet and thank the fellow warrior with whom he had scored 30 wonderful rounds .
But the battered and crushed American, 35 – who had so much of his reputation restored with the performance after accusing Fury of cheating on his February 2020 win – saw the chance to turn the iconic rivalry into a spectacular fighting friendship. Gave.
And the two god-fearing men – who had 14 children between them – did not see any bitter enemies.
“I said, ‘Well done.’ And he said, ‘I don’t want to show any sportsmanship or respect.’ I said, ‘Never mind.’”
“I was very surprised by this, but he is a very loser, an idiot.
“To be a top fighting man, you have to show guts and respect and he couldn’t do that tonight. And that’s it.
“He couldn’t do that so I’ll pray for him. I’m grateful that we all got out of the fight in one piece and went home to our beloved families.”
Despite the pits of blood and pounds of flesh they’ve been cut off and separated from each other over the three years, Fury really wanted to settle things respectfully.
“Wilder is a top fighter, he gave me a real run for my money tonight,” Fury took a breather to say somehow.
“It was a great fight tonight, worthy of any trilogy in the game. I always said I’m the best in the world and he’s second.
“But I went to show love and respect and he didn’t want that so I would pray for him.
“Wilder doesn’t have a boyfriend for me because I’ve beaten him three times.
“But I’m a player and I went to him to show him some love and respect and he didn’t want to give it back.
“That’s his problem, I’ll pray for him and hope God softens his heart.”
Fury dropped Wilder in the third but then suffered two ill-fated knockdowns in the fifth.
Tenth Fury folded Wilder again to the canvas and ended it violently the next session – with an uppercut and right hand left no need for the final count.