Tyson Fury calls Deontay Wilder a “sore loser” and “an idiot” for “showing no respect” after classic fight
Yson Fury called Deontay Wilder a “sore loser” and “an idiot” after flatly defeating the American for the second time in a classic trilogy fight in Las Vegas.
The memorable victory closes the chapter of a heated rivalry, but there is no love lost between the two contestants.
Fury – who also stopped Wilder in the seventh round of last year’s one-sided rematch after a wild split-decision draw in December 2018 – appeared to offer Wilder an olive branch of peace after his decisive victory, only for apparently rejecting it, much to the champion’s chagrin.
Asked about the pair’s terse exchange after the fight in Wilder’s corner, Fury told BT Sport: “I just said kudos and he said I didn’t want to show sportsmanship and respect. said no problem.
“[I was ] very surprised. [He’s] a sore loser, an idiot.
“To be a top fighter you have to show courage and respect, and he couldn’t do it tonight. And that was it.
Earlier in the interview, Fury said: “He has no love for me, Deontay Wilder. Because you know why? I beat him three times.
“I’m a sportsman, I went to him to show him love and respect and he didn’t want to give it back to me.
“It’s his problem. I will pray for him, that God will soften his heart.