Deontay Wilder tells Tyson Fury he ‘doesn’t respect him’ as new footage exposes ring row | Boxing | Sport
New footage has emerged of Deontay Wilder telling Tyson Fury he “doesn’t respect him” just moments after the 11th-round stoppage in Las Vegas on Sunday morning – sparking more intensity in their long-standing feud.
The duo had already fought twice before their trilogy final in Nevada, with the first fight ending in a controversial draw in December 2018, followed by a convincing Fury win in February 2020.
Having been arranged originally for July 2020, the bout was pushed back until the Christmas months following concerns over Wilder’s condition and the Covid-19 pandemic.
And upon further postponement, Fury insisted he’d had enough and backed away from another fight, leading Wilder to call him a cheat.
The feud raged on until last week’s fight, where tensions ran high after previous altercations had seen the pair constantly lambast each other in the press.
And following Fury’s 11th-round knockout of the Bronze Bomber, new footage has emerged of Wilder telling Fury he ‘doesn’t respect him’.
Just moments after the fight had culminated in a stoppage, Fury and Wilder were seen coming to blows over their professionalism.
Fury marched over to Wilder’s corner and could be heard saying: “Disrespect. I beat you fair and square tonight, that’s it. I respect you because I’m a man.”
However, in reply, Wilder showed no empathy to what Fury was saying by replying: “I don’t respect you. I don’t respect you, bro.”
It is just the latest installment in what has been a three-year long feud between the pair, with another match unlikely to happen after Fury won two of the three fights.
Fury previously labelled Wilder ‘an idiot and a sore loser’ after failing to show respect following his victory.
“I just said to him ‘well done’ and he said ‘I don’t want to show any sportsman ship or respect,” Fury said to BT Sport.
“I just said ‘no problem.’ He’s a sore loser and idiot. Do you know what, to be a top fighting man you’ve got to show guts and respect.
“He couldn’t do that tonight and that was it. 100 per cent [would have been nice for him to say well done] but it’s up to him.
“I’m just thankful, we get out of the fight in one piece and we go home to our lovely families.”
Fury was sent to the canvas twice in round four by Wilder after knocking him to the floor in round three.
Wilder’s famous right hand was always a threat – with past history of being hit by it in the 12th round of their first bout.
But having both been downed twice each and by outboxing Wilder for the rest of the fight, Fury finished it once and for all in the 11th with a punch that sent Wilder straight to the canvas.
It remains to be seen who Fury will fight next, with big rumours that an all-British clash between the gypsy king and Dillian Whyte could happen.