Tyson Fury believes that he’s conned WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder into facing him.
During more than two years of inactivity, Fury became very overweight – going all the way up to nearly 400-pounds.
Fury has shed a ton of weight, as he’s now in top form for his third fight of 2018.
Fury will challenge Wilder for his title on Saturday night at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The fight will headline a Showtime Pay-Per-View event.
Fury’s two prior opponents are far from the level of Wilder (40-0, 39 KOs), who is one of the most feared punchers in the sport.
The ‘Gypsy King’ shocked the world back in November of 2015, when Fury traveled over to Germany and won a twelve round decision over Wladimir Klitschko, who at the time was the king of the weight class and undefeated for over a decade.
“Deontay has been at home, making love to his wife and having nice dinners; I’ve been living in a hole on my own. He’s been playing with his kids and having them jump all over him; I’ve just been training and starving myself. You can’t be playing daddy when you’re training to be heavyweight champion of the world,” Fury explained to The Mirror.
“They’ve bitten off more than they can chew. They think I’m in it for a few quid, but I could not care less about money. Don’t forget, I picked Deontay Wilder, he did not pick me. I signed a five-fight deal with Frank Warren and could have boxed five bums, but I picked him. I asked Frank to tell them I was coming back just for the money. That’s how he got the fight made. I tricked them into it.
“They think they’re fighting some fat English idiot. They don’t know what they’ve let themselves in for. He’s made the biggest mistake of his life letting me talk him into this fight.”