Tyson Fury has fired back at Deontay Wilder over his criticism of the lineal heavyweight champion's upcoming fight against Otto Wallin.
Fury's set to return to action against Wallin in Las Vegas on September 14, but Wilder took exception to his fight booking.
The WBC title holder verbally lashed out at Fury, describing his opponent as a "night shift graveyard worker". Fury has now responded to his scathing comment by comparing Wallin to Luis Ortiz, who's also ranked No.4 within the governing body.
He posted a picture of the heavyweight rankings, accompanied with the words: "This is the latest boxing rankings from @wbcboxing & @wbaboxingofficial if you look closely at theses rankings you all can see that my next opponent is ranked #4WBA & wilders next opponent is ranked #4WBC @ottowallin @kingkongboxing just stating facts for all to see. #nuffsaid."
Wilder's set to defend his WBC belt against Luis Ortiz in November while Fury will take on Wallin next month before rematching the undefeated American in 2020.
But Wilder isn't happy with the level of competition Fury is facing ahead of their second meeting.
"He keeps pulling out all these night shift graveyard workers... Bulls*** at its best," he said.
"No Englishman's coming over here, saving America with Tom Schwarz and Otto whoever he is, talking about 'he's the best' with an invisible belt.
"First of all, Fury came with his last fight against Tom Schwarz, he went to Vegas, came out with this clown outfit on, (talking about) how he's going to save America and make America great again.
"There were only 5,000 fans in the audience, but he swears up and down he was the 'it factor' to our fight, it's proof in the pudding that he's irrelevant in America."
Wilder and Fury fought to a controversial draw last December with the pair set to run it back next year.
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