Deontay Wilder On Tyson Fury: “His Mother Won’t Even Recognize Him!”

Deontay Wilder says he is looking to disfigure Tyson Fury

Deontay Wilder, WBC Heavyweight champion Tyson Fury
Deontay Wilder (left), Tyson Fury

Deontay Wilder says he is looking to disfigure Tyson Fury

When Deontay “Bronze Bomber” Wilder (42-1-1, 41 KO’s) lost his rematch to WBC World Heavyweight champion Tyson “Gypsy King” Fury (30-0-1, 21 KO’s) he fell into silence. For months he said little to nothing on his social media and provided no interviews. Starved of any direct information, a great deal of people assumed that he was a broken man, hiding in the shadows licking his wounds. Then he initiated and won a legal arbitration to force a third fight with Fury.

Now, with a secured fight date, Wilder has felt much more talkative. So much so that he has staged his first formal interview, with 78SportsTV, since his rematch with the Gypsy King. During this sit-down the Bronze Bomber, along with Malik Scott, has assured the boxing public he has not been cowering in the corner. Instead of becoming withdrawn and despondent, the hard-hitting Alabaman promises that he has been hard at work.

“With the whole situation with the arbitration and all that, I’ve just been training. That’s all we been doing, training, focusing and just getting love from the family and stuff. I didn’t really worry about it too much because I already knew we had the proof. We had all the evidence and we had a damn good lawyer!”

“…It’s been a great camp. Like Malik said, this is our third one, going into another one real soon. And that’s what it’s all been about, train, train, focusing, getting back to me, you know, it’s going to be crazy!

~ Deontay Wilder


When it comes to the subject of Tyson Fury specifically, Wilder lets it be known there clearly was no love lost.

“My mentality is how you been contemplating hurting a person so bad to the point you want to disfigure him where his mother won’t even know who he was if she passed by him. And when you been having your mind set on this one person and how you want to decapitate him in every fucking way possible, it’s like it’s that premeditated stuff.”

~ Deontay Wilder


Other than merely getting his mind right, his new head coach Malik Scott is thrilled that Wilder’s body is fully healed. Granted this extended layoff, Scott informs the public that the Bronze Bomber was able to mend some very old wounds.

“It’s going to be a bad thing come July! And he’s fully healed! All those title defenses, I’m not saying this because nothing else. When he won the title, he was injured. Night before injury, we had to bring an eye doctor in. He almost couldn’t fight because something went into his eye up in his eyelid. The man hasn’t had a healthy body basically his whole career! He is one hundred percent healthy now! A-1 doctors on board, have gotten certain jobs and certain injuries he’s been dealing with, all that is over with. His mind state is kill, kill, kill with the surgical blueprints behind it now!”

~ Malik Scott

Well it definitely all sounds very good, but we will have to wait until fight night to see how this new and improved Wilder performs. Yet, if we get half of what Team Wilder is currently selling, it should be one hell of a show!

By: Bakari Simpson

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