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Deontay Wilder labels Tyson Fury a ‘lying rat’

Deontay Wilder doesn’t seem too happy about not getting the Tyson Fury rematch.

Deontay Wilder v Tyson Fury Photo by Harry How/Getty Images
Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

The fallout over the fallout of the now defunct Deontay Wilder-Tyson Fury rematch continues to be a talking point between the two heavyweights. Following some social media posts by Tyson Fury, claiming he landed a $100M deal to sign with Top Rank and ESPN, triggered a strong reaction from the WBC champion.

“Yea, the rumors are true @Tyson_Fury I knocked you into a concussion,” Wilder wrote in a Twitter post. “Let me update your brain. I got receipts and it says [you’re] a lying rat #OnMoses. We’ll see who needs who and I’m telling you it’s going to hurt but you’ll get over it. Meanwhile Let me drop this receipt #ExcuseMe.”

Wilder would shortly follow up with this Tweet directed at Fury, including a video of Arum sort of disputing the amount of money Fury is set to earn under his new deal...

“Stop being a CloutChasingHoe @Tyson_Fury. Your boss said that’s not close to being accuracte. In fact that deal was made off the hopes of a rematch with me and if I don’t bless you again [you’re] F***d you big boring no power #Dosser. I’m the Champ but hey don’t take my word just wait...”

I suppose all of this could serve as a build-up to a potential fall fight between Wilder and Fury — with Arum acknowledging he wants to build the rematch into a much bigger event — but really it seems that it’s just as likely that a rematch never happens at all.

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