Tyson Fury plots revenge against rival after boxing star was accused of cheating

Tyson Fury plots revenge against rival after boxing star was accused of cheating

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Jack Otway

By Jack Otway

Published: 15/12/2023

- 11:11

Updated: 15/12/2023

- 11:12

The Gypsy King is one of the best champions in the history of the sport

Tyson Fury is plotting revenge on Deontay Wilder by helping Joseph Parker ahead of his fight with the Bronze Bomber on December 23.

Fury himself had been due to face Oleksandr Usyk in Saudi Arabia that night.

However, the pair agreed to postpone that bout with the Briton needing more time to prepare following his narrow victory over Francis Ngannou in October.

Recently, Wilder accused Fury of 'cheating' during their third and final fight two years ago.

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Tyson Fury is helping Joseph Parker ahead of his boxing match with Deontay Wilder


He said: “It isn't so much what I think Fury did, it was what I know he did.

"But God said ‘victory is not yours, it's his’, so I walk on that path.

"What I think has helped me a lot with life and what has made me happier - because I have proof of a lot of things [Fury did], you understand me?

"But that's neither here nor there - but what has helped me on the journey of life is Ayahuasca."

Wilder had previously alleged that Fury wore weighted gloves during that third and final fight.

The Nevada State Athletic Commission, however, found no issue with the Gypsy King's sportswear.

And, now, it seems as though the 35-year-old is out for revenge.

Parker and Wilder will face off two days before Christmas, with fans eagerly looking ahead to that clash.

And Parker has revealed Fury has been giving him advice, with the 35-year-old seemingly eager for his old enemy to lose.

Speaking to talkSPORT, the 31-year-old said: “Tyson was able to give me some advice and some knowledge on fighting Deontay Wilder.

"The only difference is I’m not 6ft 9in with the longest reach, so whatever my strengths are I have to use them to the best of my ability.

"He has given me a few pointers and advice and he’s actually helped me with sparring so anytime I have needed Tyson’s help, he’s always been there, so thanks to him for always making time to help me, especially for this camp and this fight coming up."

And, in a separate interview with Frank Warren's Queensberry Promotions, Parker added: “We have to be switched on for the whole time we’re in the ring fighting Deontay Wilder.

"I know everyone is worried about the right hand, the equaliser, but as long as I focus on my plan and executing it I don’t have to worry about what he brings.

“I’m going to go in there and use what I know I can and fight the best I can and be ready the whole time.”

Wilder, meanwhile, said back in November that he'd received texts from friends backing his accusations against Fury.

"I didn’t even get to watch the fight," he said at the time.

"I had a lot of texts and people calling me about it, especially when he got dropped.

"After the fight a lot of people were figuring out what was going on - ‘Maybe he did cheat [in your fight], maybe he did have something in his gloves.’

"All these things are coming up now.


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Tyson Fury has been repeatedly accused of cheating by Deontay Wilder ever since his victory in 2021


"Everybody's saying he lost and, 'Deontay we need you back,' and how boring boxing is, the heavyweight division is crumbling and falling.

"I'm coming."

While Wilder is preparing to face Parker, Fury is gearing up for his clash with Usyk.

However, reports say the Ukrainian has been left unimpressed by the way the Brit has been preparing for their Saudi showdown.

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