Wilder: Fury struggled because of me

Deontay Wilder proudly claimed responsibility for Tyson Fury’s hard night against Otto Wallin.

The ‘Gypsy King’ survived a big scare to beat the battling Swede despite suffering a massive cut and fighting most of the bout with his vision severely impaired on Saturday night in Las Vegas.

In the aftermath, some have criticised the Brit’s performance, including his own father John Fury.

WBC heavyweight champion Wilder floored the Tyson twice in their controversial December draw and has attributed the showing against Wallin to these key moments.

Speaking to Barbershop Conversations in the immediate aftermath, Wilder said: “Anyone that saw this fight will understand and recognise that [Fury’s] not the same fighter, but this is what I do to them – I end careers.

“I’m the baddest man on planet, he’s not the same fighter at all, I took something, when I hit him I gave him a concussion.”

The pair have already signed to rematch, a fight Wilder is now relishing more than ever, with Frank Warren telling talkSPORT it will happen when Fury’s eye has fully healed.

The American continued: “He’s done and I can’t wait. I cannot wait, he didn’t even have the best of me, we had the best of Fury.

“I keep telling Fury himself, if you really look deep at his whole situation, the mental health, over there that’s the story they sold and still selling, that’s the only thing that he can hold on to tight and claim to, there’s nothing else.

“Every promotion that’s dealing him has my name involved, they may as well start paying me.

“I can’t wait for this fight because the rematch is going to be so much different, I’ve been in there with him before for one and for two I’m gonna be at my best, at my most healthiest…

“Otto Wallin put up a good fight. I was most impressed with Wallin when he cut Fury open.

“When you cut a guy open with that deep of a cut, it was two inches long or longer, he even at one time tried to grab the boy’s eye and tried to pull it out, I said, ‘S***, there you go, that’s what you got to do, rough them up, put them in a headlock, put the sweat up in the eye.’

“I f***ed Fury up, as soon as I hit him with that right hand it’s over with. I can’t wait, bad intentions, bad blood, he’s going to need more than that Gypsy voodoo doll, more than that Gypsy magic when he get in the ring with me.

“I’m all bad intentions, trust me. I can’t wait…

“It’s definitely going to be a short night I’m going to make sure of it.

“It’s gonna be a short night and it’s gonna be an interesting night.”

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