Deontay Wilder is Critical of the Tyson Fury “Lineal Status” Marketing Campaign!
In a recent interview with 3kingsboxing.com affiliate and popular YouTube channel 78SportsTV, the WBC champion expressed his feeling about the playful fighter from the UK.
The interview can be viewed at the link below.
Deontay Wilder: “Nobody Cares About Tyson Fury!”
“Fury only fought two guys since being in this boxing game that was worth the wild, he beat Klitschko and got knocked out by me! Other than that he hasn’t fought nobody. He hasn’t done nothing and he’s using this lineal title, this invisible belt that nobody can see as marketing power!
“Nobody really cares about Tyson Fury! The only excitement they really cared about is when he fought me. When it comes to America nobody really cares about him.”
Wilder is eluding to the fact that pundits and old school fans along with Top Rank are claiming from a moral position, Fury is still the lineal champion.
The charismatic fighter has been on tour boasting the lineal title claim even wearing a suit displaying past recognized lineal champions on it. In the beginning of the contest with his first fight on ESPN, the global sports network played a clip explaining why the claim is true.
In essence, Fury has never lost since officially becoming the lineal champion.
Wilder wasn’t done when asked of a possible fight with unified champion Andy Ruiz. Provided a he claims another victory in the rematch with Anthony Joshua, he could be be next instead of Fury.
“Most definitely why not….hell yeah why not I don’t think nobody would stand in the way of that.”
The WBC champion is scheduled to make the tenth defense of the title against Cuban challenger Luis Ortiz in a rematch of their March 2018 bout. The hard punching heavyweight will be looking for a repeat knockout performance.
In their first fight, many fans believe the champion was given extra leeway from the referee when he was hurt badly in the seventh round. This controversy is the reason the champion wants to alleviate all doubt in the rematch.
Additinally, it was undoubtedly the biggest scare of his boxing career and is the reason why the rematch is so intriguing.
Wilder would also add that a date for the fight against Ortiz isn’t set in stone just yet. Although it has been spectulated the fight will take place September 28 or be moved to a date in November.
By: Garrisson Bland