Tyson Fury has officially started the war of words with Deontay Wilder ahead of their highly-anticipated rematch on February 22.
The ‘Gypsy King’ will try to prise the WBC heavyweight crown from Wilder once again after their controversial draw in December 2018.
Before their sequel, there will not be a press conference between the two men with Top Rank and Showtime Boxing confirming the pair will instead attend various media commitments to promote the fight.
Tyson Fury has already started the mind games with Deontay Wilder
However, only Fury was present in Phoenix, Arizona for a TV spot after Wilder pulled out through illness.
And Fury wasted no time in laying into the ‘Bronze Bomber’ via his Instagram page.
“This is Tyson Fury, AKA the Gypsy King,” Fury said. “This is a message to Deontay Wilder, the Bronze Bomber, the big p***y.
“He’s not turned up to any of the media events today, blagging he’s got the flu, because he doesn’t want to be in the same room as me because I’ll take him to school.”
Fury accused Wilder’s promotional team of hiding the American and said the 34-year-old knew he would be ‘humiliated’ if the pair faced off on camera.
“His management team are afraid to put Deontay Wilder in the same room as Tyson Fury – facts,” he said.
“Keep him away Al [Haymon], keep him away Shelly [Finkel], keep him away his trainers, keep him away his wife.
“Deontay, what a little b**** you’ve become. You can’t even come and see me and be face-to-face with me on camera because you’d be humiliated and took to school.”
After a very bitter build-up to the first fight which saw several scuffles break out between the pair, the first fight lived up to and even surpassed expectations.
The first fight was a spectacle for the ages in a genuine back and forth contest
Fury boxed superbly on the night and fooled Wilder to build up what was viewed as a healthy points lead. But a late knockdown from the Alabama-native meant there was still work for the Brit to do leading into the championship rounds.
In the final round, Fury was sent crashing to the canvas after a brutal one-two, but managed to incredulously to get to his feet and win the remainder of the round – leaving the fight scored as a draw.
The huge contest has massive ramifications for the heavyweight division, with Anthony Joshua possibly waiting to fight the winner in what would be an undisputed unification bout for all the belts.
But with a trilogy fight reportedly agreed between the two fighters no matter the result in February, this might have to be put on the back foot for now.
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