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.
“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.