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Tyson Fury Finally Hits Out At Deontay Wilder Over His Infamous Rant On Mike Tyson

Tyson Fury Finally Hits Out At Deontay Wilder Over His Infamous Rant On Mike Tyson

Tyson Fury has revealed that he was on a mission to return and knock out Deontay Wilder after his fierce rival showed 'disrespect' towards Mike Tyson.

Tyson would later return to training in 2017 and shed stone after stone as he sought the opportunity to face Wilder.

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And the 'Bronze Bomber' has previously claimed that he could have knocked out a prime version of 'Iron' Mike in a dream fight.

Tyson revealed that he watched Wilder's video on the 'Baddest Man on the Planet' and made it his mission to return to the sport and teach his rival a lesson.

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"I started the regain mission to become heavyweight champion of the world again," the 'Gypsy King' told WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman in an interview.

"I phoned up my trainer and said I was ready to train now, I phoned up Frank Warren and said I was ready to make a comeback and he said, 'Yeah, we'll power the comeback.'

"That day I got my sweatsuit on and I intended to jog one mile, just one, and I didn't get half a mile without stopping.

"I stopped and I walked, and as I was walking I was looking on Instagram of some videos and I saw a video that Deontay Wilder had done and he said that he could knock out Mike Tyson in one round in his heyday.

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"And I thought this is disrespectful because Mike Tyson is 50-odd years old, Deontay Wilder is a young champion in his era.

"And I thought you know what, for that one comment, I'm going to come back and knock you out.

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"And he also said some stuff about me as well, he's fat, he'll never make a comeback, he's too far gone.

"So I actually owe Deontay Wilder for bringing me back and giving me more inspiration to return, as well as God, and I never stopped.

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"From this day to that day, I've never stopped training. I've trained every single day since November 1st, 2017."

Fury, who defeated Wilder for the WBC championship in February, holds 'Iron' Mike in high regard and even appeared on the boxing legend's podcast last year.

The 'Gypsy King' is expected to complete his trilogy of fights with Wilder, with the third bout potentially being held in Australia in December.

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Topics: Mike Tyson, Tyson Fury, Bronze Bomber, Boxing News, Baddest Man on the Planet, Boxing, Gypsy King, Iron Mike, Deontay Wilder

Adnan Riaz

Adnan Riaz is a journalist for SPORTbible. He studied for a B.A. in History at the University of York and followed it up with an M.A. in Multimedia Journalism at MMU. Before he started writing about sports, he spent over four years in the gaming press. He has worked for several publications, including Hardcore Gamer, LADbible and the Manchester Evening News. Follow him on Twitter to find out what he is working on next. Got a story tip for Adnan? Email him: [email protected]

 

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