Tyson Fury confirms Wilder fight is still on
Recently John Fury, father of WBC world heavyweight champion Tyson “The Gypsy King” Fury (30-0-1, 21 KO’s), put a scare into the boxing world. He achieved this feat by threatening to pull his son out of his upcoming October 9 bout with Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder (42-1-1, 41 KO’s).
Apparently the Gypsy King’s wife had just had a baby and his new born daughter was in shaky condition. According to John Fury, this situation was placing a great deal of mental strain on Tyson Fury. Naturally, the father said that family comes first and therefore he was open to the possibility of calling the bout off. Thankfully, Fury has just posted a video, with his father in the background, reassuring that the trilogy bout with Wilder will take place as planned.
“Hope be to God that the baby gets out of the hospital on Wednesday and I can start training for the big doser Deontay Wilder; which gives me about seven and a half weeks, which is plenty of time for a mug like that!”
Let’s just hope the two actually get to settle this rivalry once and for all. In their two initial encounters, there weren’t any notable obstacles preventing them from getting in the ring. For the third and final fight however, the prizefight has been delayed by COVID regulations, legal disputes and Fury claiming that he actually contracted COVID-19. Given this rocky backstory, let’s just cross our fingers about hope that the fight gets across the finish line!
By: Bakari Simpson