Deontay Wilder's Scathing Response To Tyson Fury Splitting With Trainer
Deontay Wilder has reacted to the news that Tyson Fury has split with trainer Ben Davison and said he's 'trying to get himself defeated.'
Davison took to Twitter on Sunday to announce he and Fury had parted ways professionally but remain friends.
Obviously it's not gonna stop until there's an answer, Tyson and myself had to both make decisions for our careers, which resulted in our working relationship coming to an end, HOWEVER, we remain friends and he will SMASH the DOSSER!!
- Ben Davison (@BenDavison_) December 15, 2019
Wilder has now commented on the split, claiming it doesn't matter who Fury gets in the lead up to their match on February 22nd.
Per boxingscene.com, the 'Bronze Bomber' said:
"I heard about it. He's trying to do his best to get himself defeated.
"He's concerned about this fight. He don't believe the hype around him."
"They seemed like they were cool from what you read, but you hear a lot of different things so who knows what was really going on.
"Sometimes, it just takes that person to take the initiative to say 'I gotta go.' I don't know how much you can read into it. But it ain't gonna matter who he gets. You can't teach power; you can't teach speed."
Wilder and Fury are set to clash for a seismic rematch after their first match ended in a draw last December.
Fury has since announced he will be training with SugarHill Steward.
It will be interesting to see if there is a change in strategy for the rematch as Steward told Sky Sports:
"(A knockout) is always the plan. Why think anything less?"
But Wilder is remaining his usual cocky self in the build-up to the fight.
He remains confident that he'll be able to defeat Fury in just over two months time.
"He's (Fury) trying to put it in his head that he beat me 10 out of 12 rounds. I'm not the one going around changing trainers, and taking tune-ups. I've been fighting the best. I gave one of my toughest opponents a second opportunity.
"I've been holding the heavyweight division down when it comes to excitement. Whatever Tyson Fury wants to do with his career and whoever training him, all he's doing is preparing himself to be added to my career highlight reel."
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