Tyson Fury says Deontay Wilder asked for $20M to step aside, “what a joke”

Tyson Fury finally came out of the woodwork to respond to him losing his arbitration case with former WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder on Monday.

The arbitrator ruled that Fury has until September 15th to face Wilder in their trilogy. Fury had hoped of getting out of his contractual rematch with Wilder from last year in February, but the arbitrator foiled his plans.

Fury (30-0-1, 21 KOs) says Wilder is a “Joke” for asking for $20 million in order for him to step aside so that he could go ahead with his August 14th match against Anthony Joshua in Saudi Arabia.

If it’s true that Wilder $20 million for a step aside, that’s reasonably cheap compared to the money that Fury would have gotten for his undisputed heavyweight clash against IBF/WBA/WBO champion Joshua (24-1, 22 KOs).

“What a joke Deontay Wilder has become, asked for $20million to move over. Joker. Looks like I have to crack his skull again,” said Fury on social media in reacting to him losing his arbitration case against Wilder.

Fury needs to think hard before he chooses to walk away from the Joshua fight on August 14th. It’s no laughing matter that Fury is walking away from is a $75 million payday against Joshua.

Even if Fury were to have to pay Wilder $20M, that’s nothing compared to the money he’d get fighting Joshua.

The downside of Fury choosing not to give Wilder the money he’s asking for is rather obvious. If Fury loses to Wilder, the $75M that he would have gotten against Joshua will be gone forever.

If Fury gives Wilder the money he wants to step aside, Fury would still get $55 million for the AJ fight, and perhaps even more from the pay-per-view upside.

Wilder has got an edge over Fury right because he’s been training for months, and he’s looking like he’s in fighting shape. If they were to fight tomorrow, Wilder would have to be seen as the favorite due to his conditioning.

Fury is carrying around some saddlebags around his waist that he’s going to need to lose in a hurry for him to be in shape to be able to beat Wilder.

Top Rank promoter Bob Arum wants to schedule the Fury vs. Wilder fight on July 24th at the Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada.

That’s not long from now, which means Fury is going to need to stop sun tanning and start focusing on losing some of the weight that he’s put on during the lockdown.

27 thoughts on “Tyson Fury says Deontay Wilder asked for $20M to step aside, “what a joke””

  1. Deontay Wilder plays the piano ? I didn’t know Deontay Wilder played the piano .
    Have you seen the new video of deacon Deontay Wilder playing the piano and delivering the eulegy at furys burial ?

  2. Deontay Wilder was gonna take step aside money , ( months ago ) , but fury released an interview calling Deontay Wilder a chicken , now fury has to fight .

    • Deontay Wilder is the best heavyweight champion of all time .
      Ya gotta cheat him to beat him .

    • Deontay Wilder already knew how to box real good . This guy is going to break Mohamed All’s record for title defenses . That’s why he was set up , he was about to prove it is Deontay Wilder who is the greatest heavyweight champion that ever lived .

  3. I get tired of reading “news articles” written by people that still aren’t able to pass elementary grammar. This is incoherent gibberish!

  4. I spent 14 years boxing and I believe without a doubt that Fury will either knock him out again or beat him badly on points. Fury is a true freak of nature. The man has one of the highest ring IQs I’ve ever seen, has speed, reflexes, and power of someone three weight classes below him. Wilder has nothing but a great right hand and has gotten to where he is off of careful match making and alot of luck. Wilder is also carrying a ton of baggage into this fight and has over trained(yes, that is a thing). Fury is going to win by a blowout. Either a quick stoppage or winning every round.

  5. If any of this is true, its all BS…true boxing is a regulated Gladiator Sport…thousands of year old. My opinion as a Soldier for 20 plus years knows life n death and forever mental pain. Once you win or lose, its yours forever, Tyson Fury represents all the great boxing legends. Everyone one is gunning for what he stands for now, You have Anthony Joshua upcoming and wants his belt back and Wilder who lost to Tyson Fury n now have a PTSD daily because he felt he couldn’t be beat. He was dead wrong n lives with that daily and his biggest fear as he trains to beat a man who was the greatest Gladiator for this time zone and basically stomped his ass in front of the entire world. Tyson Fury isn’t afraid on D-Wilder, he probably worried more about AJ who is a true unpredictable dangerous Gladiator who fights like a Soldier or a Man with nothing to lose. Any man can train daily but once that bell ring, it you and your opponent and PTSD comes to life alone with what caused it. My name is Author Wayne Anthony Pope, inventor of the game Mind Connection.

  6. Deontay Wilders a Canastonia New York international boxing Hall of famer , an olympic medalist , a bonfire american treasure and natural resource .
    Singularity unique , the hope diamond .
    Bomb squad !

  7. Fury was never an Adonis…and he has been training too. Wilder can’t do exercises to improve his chin. Fury knows how to beat him, and will knock him out again

    • Well it would have to be a knock out 1st 🤦🏾‍♂️ duh 🙄 he’s never knocked out wilder 🤣 knocked down repeatedly yes… His team threw the towel in me was never knocked out🤷🏾‍♂️

  8. If fury were to vacate the title I don’t AJ would still take the fight he wants to get that rare unified accomplishment and title

    • Anthony joshua said the only reason he was fighting for the belt , He said he won’t fight without the belt on the line .

  9. Drop the stupid WBC Belt. Make the Fury vs Joshua fight. Make a ton of money for the 2 fight deal with Joshua and most importantly you won’t have to play Wilder nothing.

  10. 20 million to step aside is this writer stupid or what…..what’s the difference in fighting wilder July 24 or AJ 3weeks later if he’s not in shape

    • If you can’t tell this writer is talking out of his other end then you aren’t a boxing fan. Wilder would be the favorite because Fury has love handles? Haha what a buffoon the writer is! He should stop and go back to covering interior decor or whatever rubbish he knows well.

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