Fury, never one to mince his words, has hit back with a heated message to his rival Wilder after the American told him his “life depended on” a strong performance in their trilogy
Tyson Fury has brutally hit back at Deontay Wilder’s chilling threat in a foul-mouthed attack of his own.
The Brit will finally look to put an end to his three-year-long feud with Wilder on October 9 in Las Vegas, and has said that he will “smash Wilder’s face in”.
He brutally stopped the American in their February 2020 rematch in Las Vegas, having fought him to a draw in December 2018 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
And he believes it will be a similar outcome when he takes on Wilder for a third time at the T-Mobile Arena in two weeks’ time.
“This fight right here, you better be preparing,” Wilder said when asked for a message to Fury ahead of the bout. “You better train your butt off as if your life depends on it, because your life depends on it. Don’t go up missing.”
Fury responded with a short and sweet reply of his won, saying: “I’m going to smash your f***ing face in, you p****, how’s that for a message?”
The pair have been at loggerheads since before Fury’s 2018 ring return, with the Gypsy King claiming that he was inspired to get fit again after watching a video of Wilder saying he’d never come back.
Fury ballooned in weight after winning the unified heavyweight title from Wladimir Klitschko in 2015, ultimately quitting boxing for almost three years on a downward spiral that saw him drinking heavily, taking drugs and even reportedly attempting suicide.
But after just two lacklustre comeback fights in the summer of 2018, Fury and Wilder agreed during a meeting in Belfast to fight for the American’s WBC heavyweight title, eventually making a December date.
They fought to a draw in Los Angeles, with many experts feeling the result was very favourable for Wilder, who had been completely outboxed for most of the fight.
However, Fury was dropped twice by the American’s wildly powerful right hand, including once in the twelfth that almost ended the fight.
But he arose from out of nowhere, and many fans feel that he had done enough to win the bout.
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In their rematch just over a year later, Fury made sure not to leave it to the judges, changing up his training team to adopt a more aggressive style.
He dropped Ben Davison in favour of SugarHill Steward from the famed Kronk boxing gym, who prepared him to go after Wilder and take the fight to the American.
And he did it in style at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, dropping his rival twice in the third and fifth rounds before the bout was stopped in the seventh.
But Wilder has since refused to accept the result, citing a number of outlandish scenarios as the reason for him losing his first professional fight.
He claimed that his ring walk costume weighed him down on the way to the ring, and has also alluded to Fury tampering with his gloves.
The pair will finally settle their rivalry on October 9 in Las Vegas, having already missed out on a number of trilogy dates due to the coronavirus pandemic.