Tyson Fury is already doing his part to build toward a trilogy fight with Deontay Wilder by getting under the former champion's skin.
In speaking with talkSport on Monday, the WBC heavyweight champion of the world said that he was "disappointed" by destroying Wilder in a seventh-round TKO in February, adding that it was one of his "easiest fights" to date.
“To be honest, I was quite disappointed in the challenge that Wilder brought," Wilder told talkSport. “Because I did train for 12 rounds at any pace and put myself through hell and back for 10 weeks in the training camp. And I prepared for the best fighter on the planet, I prepared for the most vicious puncher on the earth that there’s ever been. And I was quite disappointed because it wasn’t the challenge that I expected.”
As the "Gypsy King" proceeded to talk, he seemed to give Wilder the benefit of the doubt over the former champ's claim that his 40-pound ring costume gave him dead legs entering their Feb. 22 rematch.
“Maybe all the excuses he made, some of them were true," Fury tacked on. "Maybe his legs were sore from the costume, maybe he did have the flu, maybe he did have a broken arm or a bone in his back or whatever. I’m not sure because that wasn’t the Deontay Wilder that I prepared for. That wasn’t the animal I put myself through all those hours in training for."
Fury had outboxed Wilder during their first bout in December 2018, but Wilder's two knockdowns helped paved the way for a controversial split draw. Fury made sure that he didn't leave any doubts in their rematch, as he went on the offensive attack early and plowed through "The Bronze Bomber" before delivering that rousing seventh-round TKO, which marked Wilder's first pro loss.
“Like I said, it would be one of my easiest fights, and it was," Fury said. "I believe that was one of my easiest fights apart from the early knockovers that I had. And on this level you don’t usually get that sort of easy victory, with heavyweight champions of the world."
A Fury vs. Wilder trilogy fight was originally slated for this summer, however, it was pushed back to at least the fall due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.