Stop being jealous of me – Tyson Fury tells Deontay Wilder
Tyson Fury has fired back at Deontay Wilder ahead of their rematch slated for February 2020.
Wilder is slated to fight Luis Ortis in November while Fury is still healing from an eye cut he suffered in his September fight against Otto Wallin.
Despite the injury, Fury will still be facing Braun Strowman on October 30 at Saudi Arabia.
Reacting to the fight, Deontay Wilder claims Fury will use it as an opportunity to feign eye injury so as to avoid their rematch in February.
In response, Fury stated that Wilder should concentrate on his fight with Luis Ortis.
When asked for his response to Wilder, Fury told talkSPORT.com’s Alex McCarthy: “How do your respond to that? Agree, maybe?
“Would that be the most controversial way of answering that question? To agree with what he said? Well I’ll agree with what Deontay Wilder said then. Everything he said I agree with.
“Do you know what it is though? I don’t see why people should be concerned with what my private business is and what I’m earning for fights or whatever.
“It’s got nothing to do with anyone but me, so if I earn £10 or I earn £10million, it’s got nothing to do with anybody else at all.
“Especially a rival boxer. What does it matter to him if I earn £10? It’s not his money, is it? So he shouldn’t be concerned.
“And as for all the fact that I’m gonna get an injury or whatever, he needs to concentrate on his own fight with Luis Ortiz and stop worrying about what I’m doing, stop being jealous of me.”
“You don’t hear him talking about his own fight, do you? He’s too concerned with what I’m doing and how terrible I am and how I shouldn’t be getting this money.
“[He should] get on with his acting or whatever he’s doing. Crack on. I don’t mention him, I don’t mention any of them.
“Unless people push me for questions, I don’t mention any of the heavyweight boxers, I’ve no concern.
“What they do in their life is none of my business at all.
“I wouldn’t say, ‘Oh, Deontay Wilder’s doing an acting job, what an idiot. He should be getting £1million and he’s getting £10,000.’
“I’ve no interest what he does, I don’t care if he goes for Miss Universe or becomes a body builder or an MMA fighter.
“I don’t care if he gets a big movie shot, that’s none of my business quite frankly.”