Tyson Fury has made a mockery of Deontay Wilder’s boxing career record ahead of their World title rematch in February 2020.
Fury made a return to the ring in March against Wilder. Before their first fight, the Gypsy King had taken a hiatus from the sport for three years as he battled injuries and personal demons.
Pundits worried about the fitness of Fury but the Briton put up a good showing against the American in the 12-round bout which ended in a tie.
“This is a special message to Deontay Wilder. He’s gone round to say he’s fought all the best heavyweight but Dominic Brazelle is not the best heavyweight and Ortiz not the best,” Fury declared.
“You’ve only fought one good man in your career and that’s me and I beat you. Everybody in the world knows you lost to the Gypsy King…and the Gypsy King who was out of the ring for three years still beat you.
“You know you lost. Your trainer, your manager, your promoter, your wife, your kids. They all know the Gypsy King bettered you.”
Deontay Wilder emerged WBC champion in January 2015 and will lose the title if he loses to the 31-year-old Fury. The Bronze Bomber’s professional boxing career covers 43 fights involving 42 knockouts and one draw.