THE WBC heavyweight world title used to belong to the Baddest Man on the Planet.
But Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury II is about the biggest coward and the most blatant liar.
When you do have serious KO power like Wilder does to make up for his rubbish boxing skills, how can you talk about killing a man in the ring?
Forget alter-egos and ‘Bronze Bomber’ bulls*** — fighters, fathers and sons die in the ring and he is happy to talk about bodies on his record, going in for the kill and making sure Fury never gets up.
It stinks of weakness and insecurity. I have been involved in some major grudge fights with dangerous guys but I have never wanted to do them serious long-term harm and I have never had to talk c**p to strike fear into them.
If I, or any other British fighter, had come out with something so disgusting, the British Boxing Board of Control would come down on us like a ton of bricks.
There’s no one to police it properly in America so the WBC should do something about it.
Wilder is a coward for ducking me for so long and he brings shame on the sport for talking like this.
Speaking of fear, how worried do you think Wilder is of these second-round KO threats from Fury?
Fury has proved that if you say the same thing often enough — and refuse to answer the real questions — you can con the public into believing anything.
Three years out and fights against Sefer Seferi, Tom Schwarz and a Swede called Otto Wallin, and he calls himself the lineal champion of the world? It’s nonsense.
He has one good win, against a fading Wladimir Klitschko.
Before that he was getting troubled by guys like John McDermott and dropped by Neven Pajkic and Steve Cunningham.
Now he reckons he is going to stand and trade with a banger like Wilder and KO him in two rounds?
If Fury runs and jabs he can win on points but the second he plants his feet, he gets tagged and goes down. Hopefully then fans will see through the Fury act.
The problem with Fury is he’s all over the shop. One minute he wants to fight me, then says he’ll only do it if the Diamond Belt is on the line and when the WBC agreed he couldn’t run away fast enough.
He recently said he had only three more fights left: Wilder, AJ and me.
It was no surprise when he changed his mind again the following week. I don’t care about who wins. As long as I get to fight one of them soon, that’s all I care about.
I am hopeful of fighting Alexander Povetkin. It is not a fight I need to take or one which will help me closer to the WBC shot I earned in October 2017, when I beat Robert Helenius for the WBC Silver title and obtained my WBC No 1 ranking.
I only had seven amateur fights — which included knocking down and beating Anthony Joshua in my first match — and I want to learn on the job and get better with every fight.
Povetkin is a former world champion and Olympic gold medallist and when I sign up for these fights I want to take their scalps as well as their experience and achievements.
I might be getting cheated out of my world title fight against Wilder, but as long as I can go around beating former champions and top-ranked guys like Joseph Parker and Oscar Rivas, then that is the most that I can do.
What I do after Povetkin is anyone’s guess. Fury and Wilder might try to do No 3 or AJ might try to get the undisputed fight.
I am long overdue my rightful mandatory. I want to fight them all, at any time. I am the Can Man and anyone can get it.
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