An clip from ESPN Ringside revealed that Deontay Wilder said, “I don’t respect you” after approaching WBC and The Ring heavyweight champion Tyson Fury after their third fight on Saturday.
Fury, who defeated Wilder by an 11th roundout at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, walked into his opponent’s corner to pay his respects, though Wilder replied, “No love,” as he exited the ring without sending a fight.
“To be a great fighter, men, you have to show courage and respect,” Fury told BT Sport Boxing. “And he couldn’t do it tonight. It was so. ”
Wilder broke the silence with an Instagram post Thursday morning, thanking Fury for his success and “remembering the past that will last forever.”
Fury and Wilder contributed to one of the highest-profile battleships in history on Saturday night. The fighters included five knockouts – plus 11 11 11 right-handed shots to end the situation – and they had several leaders and fans who were most affected by the fight.
That was one of the biggest conflicts I’ve ever seen.
And # 1 didn’t get dirty in entry.
Best wishes to my friend & hero @Tyson_Fury
What a beautiful & courageous work.
What a “shield” it is @KamemeTvKenya he cried.
I have been encouraged tonight by all men🛡 # AngerWilder3
– Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) August 10, 2021
However, Fury and his camp were deeply disappointed by Wilder for not honoring his opponent Saturday night. After the fight, Fury’s brother, Shane, called Wilder “not a good player.”
After his third fight against Wilder, Fury was able to beat WBA, IBF, IBO and WBO heavyweight players Oleksandr Usyk, who is expected to beat former boxer Anthony Joshua after using a replay after their beating on Sep. 25. Fury said before the fight with Wilder that he wants to fight WBC heavyweight champion Dillian Whyte in December, although it is not known if this will happen.