Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury was set to take place on July 24th for Fury’s WBC Heavyweight title. However that match has been postponed due to the fact that Fury has failed several COVID-19 protocols, including only getting one vaccination shot instead of the series of two needed to be deemed as ‘fully vaccinated’ going forward. Fury did not received the controversial ‘one-shot’ offered by Johnson & Johnson. This ‘depressing’ Deontay Wilder photo was leaked.
In a recent interview on the PBC podcast with Malik Scott, the chief trainer for Deontay Wilder discussed the fact that Fury only took one shot and called it ‘irresponsible’. Credit to Bloodyelbow for the below transcription.
Scott said: “So I heard he took one vaccine shot and he didn’t take another one,” Scott said on The PBC Podcast. “That’s the most [irresponsible] thing to me for him to do because you’re fighting Deontay Wilder. Deontay was someone who was totally against the vaccine but for the love of the sport and for the love of the fans and for the love of him trying to get payback and the title back and to redeem himself, not only did he take it, but he made sure we all [got vaccinated]…We all had to do what he had to do for this.”
Deontay Wilder’s ‘health problem’ before the Fury fight were revealed. Scott continued: “Even though him and Deontay have these issue and can’t wait to hurt each other and Deontay wanting to decapitate him and all kind of stuff, there still should be a mutual respect and responsibility of each fighter to do your part in making it to the ring on the night of the fight,” Scott said. “Now you have to be unselfish. Because now you have fans [making sacrifices] in terms of coming to support and their finances. What about the guys on the undercard? What about their fans who paid for tickets and flights and everything? What about the consumers that bought the pay-per-view? What about the promoters? The managers? Just everything.”