Tyson Fury sends a bullish and expletive-ridden message to Deontay Wilder ahead of their trilogy showdown next month, promising to ‘smash his f****** face in’ and labelling his heavyweight rival a ‘p****’
- Tyson Fury takes on Deontay Wilder in their heavyweight trilogy bout next month
- Both fighters have now recorded bullish messages for each other in the build-up
- Wilder warned Fury that his ‘life depends’ on preparing well for their showdown
- But Fury opted for a simple approach, telling Wilder he would ‘smash his face in’
Tyson Fury has recorded a brief and bullish video message for his nemesis Deontay Wilder ahead of their heavyweight bout next week.
Both fighters will square off against each other in Las Vegas on October 9, and have been in a confident mood ahead of the trilogy fight which will settle their rivalry.
In the latest dark twist in the build-up, Wilder and Fury both filmed brief clips for each other in an attempt to lay down the gauntlet.
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Tyson Fury (R) has recorded an expletive-ridden message for Deontay Wilder before their fight
‘This fight right here, you better be preparing,’ Wilder said after being quizzed over whether he had a message for Fury.
‘You better train your butt off as if your life depends on it, because your life depends on it. Don’t go up missing.’
Fury, on the other hand, opted for a no holds barred approach, issuing a chilling threat to his opponent and promising he will ‘smash his face in’.
In a reply which pulled no punches, the Gypsy King said: ‘I’m going to smash your f****** face in, you p****, how’s that for a message?’
Fury and Wilder (right) will settle their long-standing rivalry in their trilogy bout next month
Their long-standing feud has stretched out across three years, with a draw awarded in December 2018 before Fury stopped Wilder in brutal fashion last February.
And before both titans scrap once again at the T-Mobile Arena, Fury is confident he will be able to force the same outcome and end Wilder’s challenge for his belts.
They have been forced to wait for their grudge match because of the pandemic, and Fury in the meantime watched Anthony Joshua’s defeat by Oleksandr Usyk.
According to his promoter Frank Warren, Fury was left disappointed with the outcome, due to the much-anticipated Battle of Britain bout being dealt a blow.
Promising to ‘smash Wilder’s face in’, Fury appeared in a bullish mood while recording the clip
Joshua was forced to surrender his belts after all three judges scored the fight at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in favour of Usyk, although a rematch will take place.
However, his loss underlined the fact that a showdown between Joshua and Fury is now a long way from coming to fruition – much to the disappointment of the latter.
‘He [Joshua] just wasn’t doing what you’d think a bigger guy would do,’ Warren told talkSPORT.
‘I spoke to Tyson during the fight and we were both of the same opinion. All Tyson could see was a massive big fight going down the drain, which is what happened.’
Anthony Joshua (right) suffered defeat by Oleksandr Usyk, much to the disappointment of Fury
Fury was set to face fellow British heavyweight Joshua twice next year and bank a hefty figure
Fury and Joshua were poised to collide twice next year, with the two fights expected to have accrued an eye-watering total of £200million to be split evenly.
And, speaking ahead of AJ’s recent setback, Fury admitted he wanted his fellow Brit to claim the victory to keep alive his hopes of finally facing him in the ring.
‘This guy Usyk is no mug,’ Fury said. ‘Joshua’s in a tough fight. Do I want him to win?
‘Definitely. Because me beating up Usyk doesn’t make as much sense or as much money as me beating up Joshua in the big fights everyone wants to see.’