Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder’s Saturday night classic seemed to create more questions than it answered, as we’re all left wondering if the draw verdict was fare, if the pair will engage in an immediate rematch, and of course, which man will be the first to battle unified heavyweight champ Anthony Joshua.
Speaking at the press conference after their fight, both Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder took shots at Anthony Joshua.
“There’s another certain heavyweight out there,” Fury said before clucking like a chicken (transcript via MMA Mania). “Chicken! Chicken! Joshua, where are you? Where are you, AJ?”
This comment from Fury was quickly met by agreement from Wilder.
“I 100% agree with that,” Wilder said. “We’re the two best in the world, and we proved it tonight, you know. You put two warriors in the ring, that want to put on a show for the fans, you get a great fight.”
Later in the conference, Tyson Fury shared his belief that Anthony Joshua wants no part of Deontay Wilder.
”It’s no secret that Anthony Joshua did not want this fight,” Fury said. “He didn’t want it for a reason: because Deontay Wilder is the most fiercest puncher in boxing history, in heavyweight division history. And I saw that tonight and I felt it. No wonder AJ didn’t want no part of that right hand. He can’t move like me, he would have been nailed.”
”Wilder came over to the UK and showed up,” he continued. “Called out Joshua, he got offered a lot of money. A lot of money. Money that could change countries, probably. Make broke countries rich, he turned it down. And I come in here, I said to Deontay, I’m sorry for what happened here, but you offer me the fight, I will not turn it down, I promise you. I am the fighting man and I’ll step up and represent my country, and tonight I did that.”
Deontay Wilder assured that he still wants to fight Joshua, but that he’d also be happy to rematch Fury.
”I’d love to fight Joshua, I’ve been trying to fight him,” Wilder said. “Everyone knows that, it’s no secret. But those guys got other plans, and we’ll see what happens. But I’ll be satisfied either or, to be honest. Me and Fury put on a hell of a performance tonight. I’d love to go back into a rematch or I’d love to fight Joshua, so I think I’m in a win-win situation. I know what the fans want, and I’m with the fans too, you know?”
Who do you think will come out on top between Tyson Fury, Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder?
This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 12/2/2018.