After months of silence following his loss to Tyson Fury in February, Deontay Wilder has decided to speak out finally, and he’s got a lot to say.
In a video posted to his Instagram and other social media accounts, the 35-year-old “Bronzer Bomber” is accusing Fury of loading his gloves, and also took shots at referee Kenny Bayless and former trainer Mark Breland, whom he called “disloyal.”
“I saw in the first fight where Ricky Hatton was pulling down your gloves to put your fists in an improper position,” Wilder said, with video attached. “Y’all tried the same method the second time, but this time you scratched flesh out of my ears, which caused my ears to bleed. It’s impossible for a brand new 10-ounce glove to bend, to keep a smushed-in form, or to have loose space. I highly believe you put something hard in your glove.”
He continued, “But in the midst of it all, you still couldn’t keep this king down. You would’ve had to kill me. In the end, it took a referee and a disloyal trainer to throw the towel in just to stop me.”
In the text of the post, Wilder (42-1-1, 41 KO) has also demanded a third fight with Fury (30-0-1, 21 KO). This was supposed to happen in July, then September, then December, but Fury, 32, and his team say that the Wilder’s rematch clause has expired, and Fury plans to fight another opponent on Dec. 5 in the United Kingdom.
“When you were going through your darkest time, I told you that if you got yourself together I would give you a title shot. Being a man of my word, I gave you the title shot,” Wilder wrote. “When that fight was a draw, I told you that I would give you a rematch. You know I was offered more money to fight Joshua than I was getting to fight you. Again being a man of my word, I fought you like I said I would.
“In the rematch agreement, there was a rematch clause. Now it is time for you to be a man and honor your word, instead of trying to weasel out of our agreement.”