WATCH: Tyson Fury Storms The Ring After Deontay Wilder's KO Just To Harass Him (Video)
January 17, 2016
Ever the entertainer, showman, and notorious trash talker, lineal heavyweight champion of the world Tyson Fury, still riding the high from his upset victory over longtime former champion Wladimir Klitschko in November, stormed the ring after WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder’s thrilling 9th round KO win over Artur Szpilka, just to get in Wilder’s ear/head and call him out.
Fury, who had been watching from ringside, stormed into the ring to confront Wilder, and just to call him a bum. Wilder did not seem to be amused and called Fury nothing but an act and a fraud. Fury even took his suit jacket off and threw it on the canvas, trying to bait Wilder into doing something stupid, and ruin his night. But Wilder didn’t take the bait, and wouldn’t get involved in any scuffle.
Wilder has another mandatory defense against brutal Russian brawler Alexander Povetkin later this year, which will by far be the toughest test of his career. Fury, meanwhile, owes Klitschko an immediate rematch in April or May. If both men are still champions afterwards, a unification bout is inevitable in late 2016 or at some point in 2017. It’s been a longtime since there was a heavyweight championship fight with this kind of intrigue and trash talk leading up to it.
This is not the first time Fury and Wilder have had words about each other. Fury, after his fight with Klitschko for example, said Wilder had to wait his turn, and that he wasn’t worry about a “novice basketball player.”
Meanwhile, after the fight, Wilder was pretty upset with Fury and his antics, and echoed statements that he’s said in the past about Fury. “I don’t take the guy serious at all,” Wilder said per AL.com. “We know Fury likes to entertain and promote. I just wasn’t in the mood tonight.”
Hopefully these two can get through their mandatories. Because when you take 2 giants that can punch the way they punch, and talk the way they talk, it has excitement written all over it.
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