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Deontay Wilder vows to 'finish' Tyson Fury's career if the heavyweight rivals rematch

DEONTAY WILDER has vowed to “finish the job” and end Tyson Fury’s career if the heavyweight rivals rematch.

WBC champ Wilder held onto his green and gold belt in December after he fought to a contentious split-decision draw against the Gypsy King in Los Angeles.

Despite many believing Fury, 30, had outboxed the champion, Wilder, 33, twice floored the Brit challenger including a dramatic 12th round knockdown.

A rematch has since been shelved as Fury’s new US partners ESPN and Top Rank aim for Mancunian to have two tune up fights before meeting Wilder.

But the Bronze Bomber promised to “finish” the rivalry if the pair meet again.

Wilder said: “Take as many warm-ups as you need. We understand. He said he got three more fights and then he out of here.

“We all know why he’s gonna be out of here, because s**t, one of those fights leads up to me. And I’m gonna finish it. I’m gonna finish the job.

“I understand why he made that decision. I understand it all. Go get healthy, because I want the best Fury when that time comes.

“Just like I want with all these guys, because I don’t want no excuses. I don’t want nobody saying this and that.

“I’m the only fighter that can come in with damaged arms and body not feeling well, and still knock you out. Because I am blessed. My grandma said I was anointed by God, and was she so right.”

Wilder returns to the ring on May 18 in New York defending his world title against mandatory challenger Dominic Breazeale.

While Fury will meet WBO ranked No2 challenger Tom Schwarz in Las Vegas on June 15, two weeks after unified champion Anthony Joshua faces Andy Ruiz Jr.

Legendary promoter Bob Arum made the decision to put the Wilder rematch on hold in order for Fury to compete twice in the US and build his profile Stateside.

He don’t want that fight no more. He don’t wanna get in there no more. This is the common sense of a fighter.

However, Wilder goaded Fury by claiming he “gave him a concussion” and as a result the Gypsy King “don’t want that fight no more” and only calls for the rematch to “promote” himself.

Wilder: “If you’re a guy that know you beat me by a wide margin, you immediately take that rematch. You don’t run and get other fighters or get tune-ups. You immediately take that.

“Fury know I gave him a concussion. When you get a man that don’t understand how he got on the ground, nor how he got up, his brain has been schooked.

“He don’t want that fight no more. He don’t wanna get in there no more. This is the common sense of a fighter.

“But as a fighter, we must promote ourselves – we must carry this ego, like, ‘I’m the man. I did this and that,’ because we don’t want people to look upon us as punks or somebody that’s scared.

"Well, you’re a fighter. You don’t supposed to be scared. But we’re human beings, too. So deep down inside, he knows the real reason. That’s why he’s fighting another guy.

“That’s why he had the contract in his face for five days to a week and didn’t sign it. And when ESPN came along and all them, yeah, it sounded good because they knew I was in the back of that.

“They wanted a rematch and they wanted me on the back of that. So that, right there, already killed his thrill of trying to fight.

“He didn’t want that fight, or it would’ve been happening. I wouldn’t have fought my mandatory. I would’ve went straight to Fury, and then got that fly out of the way in Breazeale.”


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