Tyson Fury Open to a Fourth Fight with Deontay Wilder!
In somewhat odd fashion, WBC heavyweight champion Tyson “The Gypsy King” Fury (32-0-1, 23 KO’s) took to his social media to send an atypical message. During the post, Fury gave a shout out to three-time opponent Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder (42-2-1, 41 KO’s). In it though, he acknowledged knocking Wilder out. Yet, in the same breath that he gave The Bronze Bomber credit, he also seemingly condemned him for being a spoil sport.
“Hi guys, it’s my anniversary of knocking out Wilder out for the third time. A year today, we was involved in a very, very epic battle in one of the greatest trilogies in the history of boxing. Although Wilder came up short three times, he was still a worthy opponent. He fights next week, I wish him luck. I’m sending positivity which is something that he could never do to me. Hence the reason he lost three times because what goes around comes around, remember that.”
On October 15, Wilder will make his first appearance in the ring since last losing to Fury. In his return match, The Bronze Bomber will test his might against challenger Robert Helenius. For most observers, this will be Wilder’s match to lose. This is even more so when realizing Helenius was a former sparring partner of The Bronze Bomber. Despite his two losses at the hands of Fury however, Wilder still holds the #1 (WBC) ranking.
FOURTH TIME’S A CHARM?!
In the aftermath of Wilder’s second match with Fury, he accused The Gypsy King of everything shy of voter fraud and cheating on his taxes. Clearly Fury has taken the high road on this subject. This is further evidenced during a recent Q&A with SecondsOut. During this brief sit-down, The Gypsy King revealed his willingness to dance with The Bronze Bomber one more time.
“Wilder in the meantime, if he beats Helenius, they are going to make a final eliminator. Him and Andy Ruiz, and if he beats Ruiz guess who’s back again? Big D! I don’t mind because the man wants to fight, it’s a great fight. We’ve had three good fights and if he becomes mandatory again and I don’t get this other fight with this middleweight guy, who I am just going to run through, then we’ll do Wilder again. Who wouldn’t want to watch that again?”
Taking his current ranking and tremendous power into consideration, it’s not terribly hard to see Fury versus Wilder 4 having a real chance of taking place. First let’s see what takes place when The Bronze Bomber is caged in the ring with Helenius. Yet, assuming that he does prevail in that contest, we really could be only one or two fights away from Wilder getting another shot at Fury!
By: Bakari Simpson