Wilder: I Gave Fury Memory Loss, Can't Take His Words Seriously

WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder has hit back at Tyson Fury for statements that he made earlier this week, where he called the unbeaten champion a "bum" and said he was willing to fight him on the street in a bare knuckle fight.

Fury and Wilder fought to a thrilling draw in Los Angeles in December. Fury went down twice in the fight, including a knockdown in the twelfth and final round where Fury appeared to be out cold before beating the count.

"It's the same typical Tyson Fury, but all of the highlights are of him getting dropped on his back, the same Tyson Fury who I gave a concussion, the same Tyson Fury who I gave memory loss to, to the point where he don't even remember how he got on the ground or how he even got up. So we can't take what he says seriously because sometimes he forgets what he says as well," Wilder said to TMZ.

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The second bout was close to coming to fruition, but that is now not expected until 2020, with Fury set to face Tom Schwarz next month and the WBC champion fresh off an impressive first-round knockout against Dominic Breazeale on Saturday.

"Deontay Wilder cannot run from Tyson Fury forever - the fight has to happen," Fury said to ESPN, the broadcaster with whom he recently signed a deal.

"This rematch has got to happen, but it won't be in May, June, July or August. This fight, I'm being told, is likely to happen in March or April next year.

"We were very close to a rematch. We had contracts, they had contracts, we were trying to agree terms. All of a sudden I had a massive deal from ESPN and they made me an offer I couldn't refuse. That would've been in May I believe."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ironfriend on 05-24-2019

Next year will become the next year and then the next. Tyson Fury has avoided the rematch for now and will find a way to avoid it going forward. He is sure about one thing: he never wants to get…

Comment by andocom on 05-23-2019

I'm starting to think all this crazy talk isn't really helping Wilder's cause either after the breazeale numbers, which is a bit of a surprise to me. Not everyone is Flyod or Conor, love them or hate them, all their…

Comment by Sid-Knee on 05-23-2019

Wilder with his lack of self awareness and irony again. Fury is dumb, but he's not Wilder dumb. No one could possibly be that stupid. OK, his fans have the same level of logic and complete delusion, but that's it.

Comment by Oshio on 05-23-2019

The fight should happen in the United States. There's a huge money there. Two fight deal would be good. One in the US the other in the UK. Oh the sweet scent of money

Comment by Tecnoworld on 05-23-2019

If there's a hw boxer that I really like is Fury. And he really dominated Wilder. But...and this is a big "but", even if he dominated him and would have deserved a win, he was not able to knock him…

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