Connect with us

Wilder, Fury exchange shots on Twitter

Boxing News

Wilder, Fury exchange shots on Twitter

Ryan Hafey/Premier Boxing Champions

Wilder, Fury exchange shots on Twitter

While heavyweight boxers Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury won’t be able to settle their differences in the boxing ring for a while, they certainly will continue their war of words thru social media.

In fact, that is exactly what happened yesterday on Twitter as the Deontay Wilder-Tyson Fury rematch continues to be a talking point between the two fighters. After a few social media posts by Tyson Fury, suggesting he signed a $100M deal to sign with Top Rank and ESPN, The World Boxing Champion (WBC) WIlder had some strong words for Fury.

Wilder quickly follow that up with this Tweet aimed at Fury, which included a video of Arum sort of questioning the amount of money Fury received under his new deal.

These online exchanges come originally from the fact that both Wilder and Fury had originally been in negotiations for a rematch of their Dec. 1 draw at Staples Center in Los Angeles which was tentatively planned for this spring. It all seemed like a done deal even as far as the WBC was concerned until Fury signed with multiyear deal with at least two bouts per year taking place in the United States. He then came and notified both WBC and Wilder camps that he would not be immediately taking the rematch with Wilder and would be facing a different opponent in May or June.

Lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury responded of by saying that he thought Wilder was “jealous” and “deluded”.

Fury’s notice had left Wilder without an opponent until he was ordered to face mandatory challenger Dominic Breazeale on Wednesday by the WBC. Both Breazeale and Wilder are in talks now for the fight with it expected to take place May 18 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. While nothing is certain who Fury next match will be against, Wilder has until April 4 before the WBC steps in on his for negotiations.

Continue Reading

Marquis Johns is a unknown humorist and avid boxing fan. His love for the sweet science goes back to when matches were 15 rounds and has been covering fights since closed-circuit pay-per-views. Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth is not only a quote by Mike Tyson, it's also a pretty good reminder to keep your guard up.

More in Boxing News

To Top