WBC heavyweight champion has laughed at accusations laid Deontay Wilder over his COVID 19 test results that caused the postponement of their fight.
Fury denied the allegations from Wilder in a recent interview and claims to have contacted the deadly Virus twice since his rematch with the Alabama Knockout Artist in February 22nd 2020. Fury battered, dropped and stopped in the seventh round of their meeting to win the WBC Heavyweight title.
Recently, Wilder also made a claim that Fury postponed their meeting due him being busted up by young sparring Partners in training ahead of the July 24th date. The fight was then moved to October 9th after he made open that he had contacted COVID.
“I don’t care what Deontay Wilder says,” Fury said, “because, you know, if we wanna take this publicly, then we have medical records by doctors here in Las Vegas who tested me. So yeah, I don’t think you can fake COVID with the PCR test, when they stick a big thing up your nose. You’ve either got it or you haven’t. You know, there would be no reason for me to want COVID and get out of a Deontay Wilder fight. Why would I wanna chuck away 20, 30 million dollars to fight someone I’ve already knocked out quite comfortable? Why wouldn’t I wanna take that, like a lottery win for free?”
The 33 year old Fury claimed that he tested positive twice in the space of 2½ months and claims his first experience was horrible and hard, explaining how he struggled trying to blend it up in training.
“I’ve had COVID twice, two times,” Fury said. “I had it once back in like 2020 and once a couple of months ago. The first time was a lot harder than the second time because I lost my sense of smell and taste, and I felt weak and I felt terrible. The second time, I didn’t feel that terrible. The day I tested positive, I actually sparred 10 rounds. I felt a little bit under the weather, but I didn’t feel terrible. Like the first time I had it was a lot worse than the second time. But, you know, with COVID you can’t fight because the commission won’t let you fight anyway, even if you wanted to.”
Tyson Fury will be defending the WBC heavyweight title for the first time against Deontay Wilder at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on October 9th.