Deontay Wilder tells Tyson Fury to change nickname as Gypsy King would not run ‘scared’ of rematch

DEONTAY WILDER claimed Tyson Fury is “no Gypsy King” after their rematch has been shelved – leaving the WBC king to call for a fight with Anthony Joshua instead.

Wilder, 33, and Fury, 30, who battled to a contentious split-decision draw in December, looked all but official to rematch in May.

 Deontay Wilder mocked Tyson Fury for shelving the rematch in order to have an interim fight in the US

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Deontay Wilder mocked Tyson Fury for shelving the rematch in order to have an interim fight in the US

However, after Fury signed an £80million deal with Top Rank promoter Bob Arum and ESPN – The Brit’s new US partners demanded he has an interim fight in the States before the Wilder rematch.

A frustrated Bronze Bomber told Blue Blood Sports TV that a “scared” Fury is “no Gypsy King” mocking his rivals ring nickname.

Wilder said: “Without the ESPN thing, he had the opportunity to have this fight go into a 50-50 split.

“But somebody got scared. Supposed to be a ‘Gypsy King’, you ain’t no ‘Gypsy King’. Their mindset isn’t like my mindset.”

 Wilder retained his WBC world title after a contentious draw against Fury in December

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Wilder retained his WBC world title after a contentious draw against Fury in December

For Team Fury, they expect the 30-year-old to have a fight Stateside and look to rematch Wilder for the WBC heavyweight world title once again.

Wilder, though, has other plans, revealing he now wants to fight WBA, IBF, and WBO champion Joshua – in what would be an undisputed title showdown.

The two champions share a history of failed negotiations – with squabbles over the fight purse and where the showdown will take place.

But Wilder insisted Team Joshua and promoter Eddie Hearn must “swallow their pride” and make the fight happen – hinting he wants a 50/50 fight split, something the American has previously stated.

 Anthony Joshua has been called out by WBC champ Wilder to an undisputed heavyweight title showdown

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Anthony Joshua has been called out by WBC champ Wilder to an undisputed heavyweight title showdown

Wilder added: ““I want Joshua, of course I want to unify the belts.

“They know what we want, I don’t see why they keep coming with these offers and stuff like that. They know what we want, it’s easy, it’s easy to make that fight.

"They know what they want, but until they can swallow their pride like I did before, we’ve just gotta do what we gotta do.

“I did it, you didn’t wanna go through with it, but I did it. Now it’s time for you to swallow your f***ing pride and give the world one of the best heavyweight fights.

“I’mma knock his a** out that’s for sure. I promise you.”

Tyson Fury kills rematch with Deontay Wilder after signing an £80million deal with Top Rank

DEONTAY WILDER claimed Tyson Fury is “no Gypsy King” after their rematch has been shelved – leaving the WBC king to call for a fight with Anthony Joshua instead.