Deontay Wilder’s manager surprised Tyson Fury team didn’t offer step aside

Deontay Wilder’s co-manager Shelly Finkel admits that he was surprised that Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua’s promotional teams didn’t attempt to offer the Bronze Bomber a step aside to save the August 14th mega-fight between them.

After Fury lost the arbitration case for the Wilder fight, the logical thing would have been to contact Deontay’s management to see if they were willing to agree to a step aside deal, but interestingly that never happened, according to Finkel.

Shelly says if he were in Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn’s shoes, he would have reached out to him and asked about a step aside. It never happened, and you have to wonder why. The decision not to give Wilder a step aside could come back to haunt Fury’s team as well as Joshua’s.

With Joshua and Fury both getting close to $100 million, they could have each offered Wilder $10 million and the guarantee that the winner of their fight would face him next. That might have done the job to get Wilder to step aside.

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“I was in Eddie’s shoes – before the decision – I’m looking at 150 million, plus PPV, plus international TV, whatever. [They were] Probably looking close to 200 million,” said Wilder’s co-manager Shelly Finkel to Sky Sports.

“What would it take to say, ‘Hey guys, there is a chance we’ll lose. So instead of making 200 million, let’s offer them something and see if they’re interested?’”

It sounds crazy that Wilder wasn’t offered a step aside. Joshua will make a lot less than $100 million for his next fight against Oleksandr Usyk, and the same with Fury, who is now stuck fighting Wilder in the trilogy match that he was trying to squirm out of.

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If Fury had paid Wilder to step aside, he’d still have made massive money fighting Joshua that he never see again. If Wilder sparks Fury out, he probably not get anywhere near the $100 million that he would have received for a Joshua fight.

“It never came to that. It’s just silly. ‘If it were me, I would have spoken to my fighter and said, ‘Look, instead of making one hundred million, make ninety,'” said Finkel.

“That’s a lot more than he’s [Joshua] going to make to fight Usyk [possibly next], for sure. But we hope to disrupt the party,” said Finkel about wilder planning on wrecking the Joshua vs. Fury fight.

If Wilder knocks out Fury on July 24th, the Gypsy King’s management will be kicking themselves for not offering him the step aside. They obviously feel that Fury will beat Wilder again, but you only have to look at the first fight between them to knock that it’s not a lock that he beat the Bronze Bomber.

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Wilder clearly deserved the win in the first fight when he knocked Fury out cold, and the referee surprisingly gave a count to him while he was unconscious. If Wilder knocks Fury out cold again, how long will the referee be willing to count without making himself look silly for doing so?

61 thoughts on “Deontay Wilder’s manager surprised Tyson Fury team didn’t offer step aside”

  1. Intelligence is now measured in polymorphisms in DNA testing .
    A tiger has 13 polymorphisms
    A chimpanzee 17.
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    You’re too stupid to understand , intelligence is understanding .

  2. Deontay Wilder.,. please kill fury legally for attempting to murder you then thanking Jesus Christ .

    • Deontay Wilder is within the law , fury wasn’t . To lawfully commit homaside would be merciful compared to living in suffering . Please show mercy on fury and kill him in the ring lawfully so he will not suffer .

    • Anthony Joshua will run forever from Deontay Wilders remarkable boxing Hall of fame skill set .

  3. No disrespect intended towards Mr. Finkle , I certainly hope you have a sense of humor .
    In all fairness , your team has been very successful and proven to be competent .

  4. It’s becoming apparent that Deontay Wilder is going to be undisputed unified champion .

  5. Norma ,
    The WBC never received any paperwork petitioning for a title defense for the fury vs a j fight .
    ” One more week mate ,” and, “the contract expired ,”
    Were misleading statements you were fed by Eddie Hearn and Bob Arum , press releases that were just not true .
    No step aside money was ever discussed or mentioned .
    Women know when they’ve been lied too .

  6. Daniel Pena invites comments on his platform . Educate yourself so you will see evidence of fury loading gloves .
    Ask Daniel Pena which video has the glove with the eggweight clearly visible through the glove . Of course you have seen the one with the fingers imprinted across the leather glove .
    So fury cheated , anyone can hit hard with metal loaded gloves .

    • Or was it the weight of his hat,or maybe the trainer spiked his drink did he or maybe he just aint good enough and got a pasting,always excuses.pathetic but hilarious for the rest of us.

  7. Did Wilder get smashed or did he get smashed?er,he got really smashed,no going back,hes been exposed,just like Joshua did & hes on borrowed time too,l wont waste any more time stating the obvious,dont kid yourself,say it how it is,not how you want it to be.over and out.

    • Deontay Wilder wants redemption , fury should not have perpetrated attempted murder on Deontay Wilder .
      This fight is being forced on fury , if fury could he would not fight Deontay Wilder .

    • Both Deontay Wilder and Anthony Joshua were drugged before their fight . These fights paid 70 to 1 and upsetting victories like those paid big money .
      Those fights were fixed for money .
      Anthony Joshua wasn’t having a panic attack , he was drugged , he wasn’t the same fighter and that’s why he was acting differently , he was drugged .
      Deontay Wilder was too .
      Now you’re going to see what really would happen .

  8. Norma ,
    Watch Daniel Penas ” boricua zionist nation utube channel .”
    ” Is tyson fury a fighting man or a macho man .”

    • No You don’t , if you did you would have devoured the informational leads I gave you , so you’re cut off . Why are you cut off ? You are cut off because you are not seeking info . And you messed it up for all of the rest of the students in this format .

  9. Goodness me,arn,t Americans awful losers,its embarrassing……Wilder got smashed ha ha,utterly and undeniably smashed ha ha ha,accept it and move on,dont kid yourselves or youll get know where in life,you have to be true to yourselves or youre knackered,roll your windows down all you want ladies,it wont change facts.

  10. I apologize , for nothing.
    Once you have a fight with Deontay Wilder , you know you’ve made it . You can call your wife and say ,” we’ve made it to the big time darling , I’m fighting Deontay Wilder , I’m coming home now , put on your red panties .”

  11. Oh dear,even wilders promoter is trying to encourage a step aside fee,tells you something.Wilders bluff has been called,watch him squirm out of a Fury rematch,he wont fight him again coz we all know the outcome.

    • Norma ,
      Sombody role down a window . Damn 😂 the horrible stench is so disgusting , it would put the local skunk population out of business .

  12. Loaded gloves , steroids , cocaine bribery lying under oat , are the reasons why fury is banned from the UK .

  13. Jake the snake 🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍,
    The gloves flapping all around , because an egg weight sticking out of the left glove tell you enough . Not only did Deontay Wilder get robbed on points , but he was cheated as well . Deontay Wilder is the best heavyweight champion that ever lived without question .

    • Your crack pipe smoking phoney boxing 🥊 champion 🏆 was 28 stone , in a mental institution after another suicide attempt and Deontay Wilder picked him up , gave him a reason to live .
      Kindness isn’t weakness . I will bring my vengeful wrath down upon you , and you will know that I am the lord .
      Last time betting odds were 70 to 1 , now damn near even .

  14. Mad to say why not a draw fury could of won as well ,
    fury 2 he batterd wilder .
    Wilder is crap boxer but can he in 1 year get 10% better maybe so can fury so still a good fight if you don like them

    • Lee White ,
      Deontay Wilder is a Canastonia New York international boxing Hall of famer 10 title defense in five years.

  15. Scumbag article , wilder should of won the first ?!? Are you a complete retard , he should of never got the draw , USA land of the sore losers

    • Yes Jake the snake , the reason was to prevent Deontay Wilder from breaking all of the records.
      Only Deontay Wilder could have been in his position because how can fudges rob a boxer after a knockout?
      Of course Deontay Wilder got Robeson points .
      You have to cheat him to beat him .

    • Please Deontay Wilder kill fury , hurt , disfigure , him for life just in case he lives .

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