Tyson Fury Labels Deontay Wilder A ‘Sore Loser’ Following His Comments When The Match Ended
Tyson Fury described Deontay Wilder as a ‘sore loser’ after the pair went head-to-head at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas last night.
The win came despite the 33-year-old Brit being floored twice in the fourth round, with Wilder delivering a gruelling fight until Fury hit him with the final blow in the 11th round.
Though Fury praised Wilder’s performance, it seems the American was not satisfied with having gone down fighting as he reportedly lashed out at Fury after the bout came to an end, when Fury went to offer his congratulations to his opponent for a good fight.
Recalling their conversation, per The Sun, Fury said: ‘I said, ‘Well done.’ And he said, ‘I don’t wanna show any sportsmanship or respect.’ I said, ‘No problem.”
Fury admitted he was ‘very surprised’ by Wilder’s response, and went on to brand him a ‘sore loser, an idiot’.
He continued: ‘To be a top fighting man, you’ve got to show guts and respect and he couldn’t do it tonight. And that’s it. He couldn’t do it so I’ll pray for him. I’m just thankful we all got out the fight in one piece and go home to our lovely families.’
See footage of the interview below:
Fury admitted Wilder gave him ‘a real run for [his] money’, describing their bout as a ‘great fight’ which was ‘worthy of any trilogy in the sport’ before expressing high opinions of his own ability.
The boxer said:
I always said I am the best in the world and he is second. But I went over to show love and respect and he didn’t want it to so I will pray for him.
Wilder has no love for me because I have beaten him three times. But I am a sportsman and I went over to him to show him some love and respect and he did not want to give it back. That’s his problem, I will pray for him and hopefully God will soften his heart.
The highly-anticipated fight came after a controversial draw in the boxers’ first meeting in 2018 and a 2020 bout which saw Wilder accuse Fury of cheating his way to the win.
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