Tyson Fury strikes back at Deontay Wilder's 'gypsy spell' claim

Tyson Fury hits back at Deontay Wilder’s claims he put a ‘Gypsy spell’ on him in their first fight before shooting down more of the American’s excuses and insisting he won their rematch because ‘I got inside his head and shook his self-confidence’

  • Tyson Fury hit back at Deontay Wilder’s claims he put him under a ‘Gypsy spell’
  • Fury beat the American in February in Las Vegas to claim his WBC world title 
  • Wilder has since offered a host of excuses, including that his water was spiked
  • It’s even emerged Wilder had an excuse for the first fight which ended in a draw
  • Fury mocked Wilder for claiming he cursed him and said he got ‘inside his head’

Tyson Fury has hit back at his heavyweight rival Deontay Wilder for saying he put the American under a ‘Gypsy spell’ in the first of their two blockbuster fights.

Fury took the Bronze Bomber’s WBC belt in February after a dominant victory in their Las Vegas rematch. 

Wilder has since offered an endless list of excuses for his poor performance, claiming his ring-walk costume was too heavy and later accusing his trainer Mark Breland of tampering with his water to help Fury execute a seventh-round knockout.

Tyson Fury (above) has hit back at Deontay Wilder’s claims he put him under a ‘Gypsy spell’

The American has also accused Fury of cheating by hiding weights in his gloves for their first and second fight.

And now Fury has revealed that Wilder even went as far as to say he had put a ‘Gypsy spell’ on him after their thrilling first fight – which saw the Brit miraculously climb off the canvas twice – ended in a contentious draw.  

Fury, who is nicknamed the ‘Gypsy King,’ denied Wilder’s outlandish claims, saying: ‘When Joe Rogan interviewed Wilder on his podcast after our first fight, Wilder said he thought I’d put some kind of gypsy spell on him.

‘As far as I know, I don’t possess much in the way of spells, though my Irish grandmother was a fortune teller.

‘What’s clear [from the second fight] is that I had got into his head and shook his self-confidence by repeatedly telling him I was going to drop him in the second round.

Fury beat the Bronze Bomber in February in Las Vegas to claim his WBC world title belt

However,  Wilder has since offered an endless list of excuses for his poor performance

‘I planted that seed in his mind and uttered it so frequently in the run-up to the fight he got spooked and started believing it himself.’ 

Wilder had been favourite to win their rematch but was floored twice by Fury before being stopped in the seventh round.

Their trilogy fight was supposed to happen later this year but Fury waked away from a prospective third clash with Wilder after his rematch clause expired before they could reach an agreement. 

Fury claimed that he was frustrated at Wilder for changing the dates that they had initially agreed. 

Wilder is, however, seeking revenge against the Gypsy King and is trying to force him into a third fight after initiating a dispute resolution clause in his contract – with a retired judge set to review his case.

Fury’s co-promoter Frank Warren, who wants to push ahead with the WBC champion’s UK homecoming fight set for December 5 – has declared that a decision regarding the trilogy bout with Wilder will be made next week.

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