Deontay Wilder ‘Murder Threat’ In Video Revealed?

One of the biggest storylines coming out of the rematch between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder back in February 2020 was the post-fight excuse tirade that the former WBC Heavyweight Champion “The Bronze Bomber” went on.



Following the bout, which saw “The Gypsy King” stop Wilder due to corner stoppage after a one-sided seven-round affair, the previously unbeaten Wilder made a laundry-list of excuses for coming up short for the first time in his professional career.

Ahead of the trilogy bout, which Wilder earned through the legal system after Fury appeared ready to move on to a mega-showdown against fellow British Champion and current owner of the WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO belts — Anthony Joshua (24-1, 22 KOs) — “The Bronze Bomber” is already predicting that one of the key storylines coming out of this bout will be the same as last time.

“You think he ain’t going to try to cheat this time,” Wilder (42-1-1, 41 KOs) questioned, while talking with 78SPORTSTV in a promotional interview for his third meeting with Fury (30-0-1, 21 KOs) on July 24 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. “Oh, they’re thinking, they’re coming up with a master plan.”

After their second meeting, Wilder claimed the outfit he wore to the ring weakened his legs, the water he drank was “spiked” and left him with “no control over [his] body,” that there was biased officiating from referee Kenny Bayless, that he went into the fight with an injured bicep, was betrayed by his trainer Mark Breland — whom he subsequently fired — and that Fury had “loaded gloves.”

In terms of the last excuse on the list that seems to grow with every Wilder media interview, “The Bronze Bomber” did give himself credit for staying on his own two feet despite all those conditions.

“But you couldn’t even get me out on loaded gloves and the conditions I was under,” said Wilder. “You didn’t knock me out.”

If Wilder does, in fact, pull off the victory, the official scorecard for Fury vs. Wilder will read 1-1-1. Regardless, the leader of “The Bomb Squad” doesn’t expect to stand across from “The Gypsy King” inside the squared circle ever again.

“This [third fight] closes the chapter of me and Fury,” said Deontay when asked about a potential fourth meeting between the two.

Wilder, who has caused controversy in the past by stating he wants “a body on his record,” referring to his hopes of killing another man in the ring, once again alluded to these dark intentions when describing his mind state ahead of their trilogy bout on 7/24.

“My mind is very violent right now,” he said. “And I’m trying to end his career and other things as well.”

Wilder concluded, “I’m going to let you fill in the blank.”

Watch the complete Deontay Wilder pre-fight interview ahead of Wilder-Fury 3 on July 24 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV. via the video embedded below courtesy of 78SPORTSTV.

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Matt Boone
Matt Boone
Matt Boone has two decades of experience in wrestling and MMA journalism, dating back to and co-hosting Wrestle Zone Radio.

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