Wilder: “Fury Cheated In The Second Fight And I Stand By That”

Wilder Maintains his Position on the Second Fight with Fury

Deontay Wilder recalls the second fight with Tyson Fury
Deontay Wilder recalls the second fight with Tyson Fury | Credit: Ryan Hafey/PBC, PA

Deontay Wilder Still Believes Tyson Fury Cheated in their Second Fight

In boxing, bad blood runs deep with fighters and oftentimes there is no forgiveness or regret for things they say to each other. Former WBC heavyweight champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder (42-2-1, 41KO) still holds a belief that WBC champion Tyson “Gypsy King” Fury (32-0-1, 23KO) cheated in their second fight.


Wilder is looking to make a return to the ring since losing in a trilogy against Fury in 2021. He is scheduled to take on former sparring partner Robert Helenius on FOX pay-per-view live on October 15.

The two big men engaged in a highly contested trilogy that saw them both hit the canvas multiple times. The first encounter ended in a draw and Fury walked claimed KO victories in the latter two. Moreover, their insults toward one another became extremely personal and cut deep.

After losing for the first time by stoppage, The Bronze Bomber was silent for a while before emerging with a video accusing Gypsy King of cheating. His belief that the WBC champion did something illegal in their second fight has never wavered.


In an interview on The Last Stand Podcast with Brian Custer, Wilder did not back down when asked if he regrets the allegations of Fury cheating in the second fight.

“I gotta say I stand by everything. What you don’t understand doesn’t mean I have no understanding because you’re not in the field. You’re not in the position, nor in a place, nor sitting at the company of men that I sit at the table with.”

“The fans don’t really understand the business […] they only see what they see, and I can’t hold you accountable for nothing but that.”

Wilder ended the statement by saying he is at peace and happy, which is something no one can take away.

By: Garrisson Bland

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Garrisson Bland - Head of Public Relations/Senior Journalist. Garrisson is the Head of Public relations for 3kingsboxing.com as well as a senior writer. He is also the host of YouTube boxing show "Truth And Facts Sports Talk."