Deontay Wilder accuses Tyson Fury of loading gloves, demands trilogy fight

Beyond a few media interviews a few days after his seventh-round loss to Tyson Fury in February, Deontay Wilder has remained relatively silent. No more interviews. No social media posts. Nothing. Until Saturday.

The former WBC heavyweight champion went to Instagram and Twitter to unload on Fury, accusing him of cheating in their split drawback in December and the Englishman's win in the rematch. Wilder also blasted referee Kenny Bayless and ex-trainer Mark Breland, who threw in the towel after Fury continued battering the Alabama native from one side of the ring to the other.

"I saw in the first fight when Ricky Hatton was pulling down your gloves to put your hand in the improper position," Wilder said in the video. "Y'all tried the same method the second time, but this time, you scratched flesh out of my ears, which caused my ears to bleed. It's impossible for a brand new 10-ounce glove to bend, to keep a smushed in form, or to have loose space. I highly believe you put something had in your glove.

"Something the size and the shape of an egg weight. It's the reason why the side of my face swelled up in an egg weight form, and it left a dent in my face as well. But in the midst of it all, you still couldn't keep this king down. You would have had to kill me. In the end, it took a crab in the bucket referee and a disloyal trainer to throw the towel in just to stop me."

The agreement for a trilogy fight was inserted into the contract when the Fury and Wilder parties agreed upon the rematch. Wilder suffered an injury that pushed back the original date of July 18. The coronavirus pandemic kept pushing the date back farther to the point where it looked like the third fight wouldn't occur until the early part of 2021. 

But Fury was tired of waiting around. He and his team claim the trilogy's timeframe expired and would be returning to the ring on Dec. 5 in England. Wilder is livid because he feels the third bout is still valid and for everything he gave up, including a fight with unified heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua that "The Gypsy King" should do the right thing and be a man of his word.

"When that fight was a draw, I told you that I would give you a rematch," Wilder wrote in follow-up tweets. "You know I was offered more money to fight Joshua than I was getting to fight you. Again being a man of my word, I fought you like I said I would. In the rematch agreement, there was a rematch clause. Now it is time for you to be a man and honor your word instead of trying to weasel out of our agreement. Scared people run, but a scary man will break his contract, you coward Azz B---h!"

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