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Tyson Fury Says He Wouldn't 'Step Aside' For Deontay Wilder Even If He Was Offered '$50m'

Tyson Fury Says He Wouldn't 'Step Aside' For Deontay Wilder Even If He Was Offered '$50m'

Tyson Fury has refused to 'step to one side' if Deontay Wilder had a clear path to a unification bout -- even if he was offered an eye-watering $50m.

The WBC champ, 33, stunned boxing fans by suggesting Fury would have to postpone their hotly anticipated rematch if he could challenge Anthony Joshua or Andy Ruiz Jr for the undisputed crown.

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But Fury has dismissed the idea of stepping aside and said he wouldn't even take a whopping pay package to turn down a second clash with Wilder.

"I've heard about Wilder saying he wants to pay me some step-aside money [for Wilder to face the winner of Ruiz-Joshua 2] but I wouldn't take $50 million to step aside because it doesn't mean that much to me. I only care about winning and victor," the 31-year-old Brit superstar told the Daily Telegraph.

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"The truth is Wilder doesn't want to fight me. He couldn't beat me when I'd had three years out the ring and he couldn't beat me when he knocked me down twice.

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"So he hasn't got a chance of beating me now.

"I don't care if he's got 104 belts. Belts are lovely things to have, to hold, to win.

"But it's about more than a belt between me and Deontay Wilder, I want to beat the man himself."

The 'Gypsy King,' who returns to action against little-known Otto Wallin in Las Vegas on 14th September, has previously slated the idea of stepping aside for Wilder.

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Credit: PA
Credit: PA
Credit: PA

KO artist Wilder is eyeing up a rematch with Luis Ortiz for his final fight of 2019, which is expected to take place in November.

According to Fury, the rematch with Wilder is slated for 22nd February in Las Vegas.

Should Fury step aside for Wilder?

Let us know in the comments.

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Topics: Boxing, Destroyer, AJ, Tyson Fury, Bronze Bomber, Boxing News, Andy Ruiz Jr, Anthony Joshua, Gypsy King, 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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