Boxing news: Tyson Fury sends video message to rival Deontay Wilder: ‘Stop using my name for relevance’

6 Nov

Even though Tyson Fury has taken a sabbatical of sorts into the world of professional wrestling, his February 22 date with Deontay Wilder is still very much on.

The pair first met at the end of 2018 in an instant classic that resulted in a draw.

If all goes to plan, Wilder and Fury will meet again next year

Many fans questioned that result given Fury’s domination for large parts of the fight. Still, the two heavyweights have kept an eye on each other and have had plenty to say since.

In the run-up to Fury’s WWE debut, Wilder suggested that the Gypsy King may well duck fighting him in the rematch and ‘fake an injury’.

Now, Fury has hit back at the Bronze Bomber and has told the WBC heavyweight champion that he only talks about him to stay relevant.

“Just get through your fight with [Luis] Ortiz, do your own thing,” he said to the American, in a video posted on his Instagram page.

“Stop using my name for relevance.”

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Wilder does indeed have a clash with Luis Ortiz coming up on November 23 just over 18 months after their first clash, when the Cuban pushed the unbeaten champion to his limits.

Should the American win and everything go according to plan, Fury and Wilder will settle things on February 22 in America.

Before that, Fury will make another appearance in WWE this Friday in his hometown of Manchester.

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