WBC champion Deontay Wilder believes that the American public will eventually turn on Tyson Fury.
Fury and Wilder met in Los Angeles’ Staples Center back in December, with the heavyweight clash ending in a controversial split decision draw.
The rivals’ respective camps were negotiating a highly anticipated rematch; however, the proposed bout was called off due to broadcast rights.
Wilder will now face off against fellow American Dominic Breazeale in May, while Brit Fury will remain in America and take on German heavyweight Tom Schwarz next.
And talking to the Mirror, cited by the Metro, Wilder admitted that choosing to face a low profile opponent like Schwarz will eventually go against the self-proclaimed ‘Gypsy King’.
He will have to suffer the backlash from the people.
That is one thing Americans don’t like is you say you want to fight nothing but the best then, when it is a controversial fight, you get the rematch and you run.
Tyson Fury doesn’t have an exciting style, he can easily stink out a place with his style. People don’t want to see that in America.
Wilder then went on to call Fury’s style ‘boring’ and claimed that ‘dodging’ him in a rematch will ‘mess up’ his American profile.
They don’t want to see you just boxing and being boring. They want to see excitement with the big boys, they want to see knockouts.
Him dodging me and not taking that rematch is going to mess up his profile in America.
A rematch between Fury and Wilder is still a possibility, however, both the undefeated fighters will have to win their respective bouts before beginning talks again over another meeting inside the ring.