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Deontay Wilder slams Tyson Fury: 'He's a sorry excuse for a heavyweight'

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Deontay Wilder was asked about Tyson Fury, and says the big Brit is "a clown of the sport."

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Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury are two young heavyweights considered to be potential futures or even saviors of the division, but Wilder has no love for his UK peer, as the American says Fury is nothing more than a "clown" and "mascot" that people are laughing at:

"You know, he's a sorry excuse for a heavyweight, man, all he wants to do is talk, talk, talk. I mean, he thinks that if he talks a good game that will bring excitement to people and stuff like that. But people don't want to see a person just talk, talk, talk, they also want to see some action too.

"If you're not showing the action behind it, people are not going to believe you anymore. They're just going to assume that you're just a clown of the sport. He's just a big mascot and people now, they're not laughing with him, they're laughing at him."

Wilder (30-0, 30 KO) faces Malik Scott tomorrow night in Puerto Rico on Showtime, while Fury (22-0, 16 KO) is looking for his next opponent, which could be a rematch with Dereck Chisora for the vacant British heavyweight title. Fury last fought on February 15, knocking out Joey Abell in the fourth round.