By Vanessa Ekpereka (AGENDWATCHDOG) – Tyson Fury announced on Monday that he’s officially started his eight-week training camp to prepare for the title defense of his WBC heavyweight belt against Deontay Wilder on July 24th in Las Vegas, Nevada.
In an interview on Sunday, Wilder said that he contemplates disfiguring Fury when he gets him in the ring.
He warned that he’d “smash” the ‘Bronze Bomber’ Wilder (42-1-1, 41 KOs) in their third contest in typical Fury fashion. Many angry boxing fans blame Fury (30-0-1, 21 KOs) for his August 14th mega-fight with Anthony Joshua collapsing.
Fury and his team made a couple of mistakes by choosing to schedule the fight with IBF, WBA & WBO heavyweight champion Joshua (24-1, 22 KOs) before his arbitration case with former WBC champion Wilder was completed.
The other blunder Fury made was not paying Wilder a step aside so that the Joshua fight could proceed as planned on August 14th.
Fury could have cushioned himself from the backlash from fans if he’d paid Wilder to step aside, but he and his team chose not to. So now, Fury is seen in a negative light by boxing fans as someone that was never serious about wanting to fight Joshua in the first place.
“I’m in the gym, finished, camp started today, guys. I’ve got eight weeks until I smash Deontay Wilder’s face right in for him. I can’t wait to do that on the 24th of July. Tune in,” said Tyson Fury on Twitter.