Deontay Wilder has slammed Tyson Fury over his ‘sickening’ lie about having Covid-19 to get their trilogy fight postponed.
The heavyweight rivals were scheduled to meet on July 24 but Fury and several members of his training camp tested positive for Covid-19, causing the fight to be delayed.
Fury and Wilder will now stage the fight in Las Vegas on October 9, with the Brit’s WBC world heavyweight title on the line.
Wilder believe Fury will explore every avenue to evade their scheduled fight and demanded he should be awarded the WBC world strap and his full pay cheque if the Manchester heavyweight pulls out.
A furious Wilder told 78SPORTSTV: ‘I’m just tired of the lies. That’s all it is, lies.
‘That’s what I believe. And a lot of other people do too – the whole world believes it’s nothing but lies.
‘And it really sickens me to hear that because so many people have died of COVID.
‘People I know have had family members to die of it. To hear others using this as an excuse to get out of something is just horrible man.’
He continued: ‘May they burn in hell for that. Especially for something like this. Because the dude said he had COVID, then the next minute you see him in so many different places. It’s just ridiculous.
‘He’s been trying to run away from me since July of last year. He’s paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to try to avoid me.
‘They came up with so many excuses to try to avoid me. They contradict themselves so many different times and it’s just ridiculous at this point.
‘You need to put up or shut up.’