clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Tyson Fury on Wilder’s weight lifting: “If boxing were about looks I’d be a road sweeper”

Tyson Fury doesn’t seem impressed by Deontay Wilder’s bodybuilder videos.

Tyson Fury v Deontay Wilder - Press Conference Photo by Meg Oliphant/Getty Images
Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

With their trilogy fight coming up on July 24, WBC heavyweight titlist Tyson Fury doesn’t seem too impressed with Deontay Wilder’s social media videos, particularly the ones where he’s weight lifting and yelling about stuff.

Fury was his usual self when speaking with talkSPORT about the footage:

“I’m absolutely quaking in my boots for the big bodybuilder. I’m shitting myself because them muscles are terrifying. ... You’ve got one man who’s quick as lightning, who can knock you out with one punch. And you’ve got one guy who doesn’t have a great engine, that gasses out after three or four punches. He looks good, but looks can be deceiving. If it was about looks, I wouldn’t be heavyweight champion of the world, would I? Definitely not, I’d be a road sweeper.”

Fury (30-0-1, 22 KO) stopped Wilder (42-1-1, 41 KO) in their Feb. 2020 rematch, dominating the fight, and his comments here are pretty consistent with how he’s always talked about Wilder. He also said flat-out that he considers Wilder a truly dangerous puncher still, and that aspect of taking Wilder very seriously is what keeps him a solid favorite for the third fight. Fury may joke and boast, but he does not come to play or to ignore what others do well.

The bodybuilding cracks are consistent for him, too, as he’s said basically the same things about Anthony Joshua many times over the years.

Sign up for the newsletter Sign up for the Bad Left Hook Daily Roundup newsletter!

A daily roundup of all your global boxing news from Bad Left Hook