Deontay Wilder is back on Saturday night, when he defends the WBC heavyweight title against mandatory challenger Dominic Breazeale at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
On June 1, Anthony Joshua will make his United States debut when he defends his IBF, WBO, WBA, IBO heavyweight titles against Andy Ruiz at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
However, when it comes to lineal champion Tyson Fury in his upcoming matchup with Tom Schwarz on June 15 in Las Vegas, many believe he is taking on the weakest of the big three opponents in the heavyweight division.
Fury had a chance with to state otherwise in an interview with The Independent. In the interview, he said:
“Out of all three fights you have Schwarz, Ruiz and Breazeale. I think they’re all pretty much similar,”
“I actually think that Tom is unbeaten, Breazeale has been sparked before, and Andy Ruiz had that controversial loss to Joseph Parker. With Tom being undefeated, he will bring more pride to the ring out of all of them.”
According to Fury (27-0-1), he is not motivated by the money. He wants to make his mark in the United States and solidify his legacy.
“I’m out again in September if all goes well against Schwarz, but I’m thinking one fight at a time. They will all be in America, every one of them. Maybe I’ll get another one in December, who knows. They’re going to try and get me on a few talk shows, all that stuff. But at the end of the day it’s all about performance,” Fury said.
“When you go there and you want to become a celebrity, which I have no interest in at all, and you overlook what you do for a living, which is boxing, you end up getting chinned as we’ve seen time and time again.
“I’d rather win all my fights than be a celebrity and have no money as well, just to win. It’s about winning for me. What motivates me is the Ws. It’s not the suits or the fast cars. It’s about winning. On the night I want to win. I don’t want to make a tonne of money – a sh*t load of cash, as they say in America – and lose fights. That’s what winners do: we win.”