Tyson Fury’s father, John, believes Deontay Wilder’s trilogy against the Gypsy King “could cost him his career and his life.”
The two fighters will face each other for the third time in October, with the original date postponed after Fury tested positive for Covid-19.
And during the typically explosive build-up, John gave Wilder the stark warning – claiming that Fury will devastate him and potentially leave him “an invalid.”
Tyson Fury’s Dad John Says Deontay Wilder’s Trilogy ‘Could Cost Him His Career And His Life’
Fury (R) takes on fierce rivals Wilder (L) for the third time after the fight was moved
Speak with Boxing Social, he opened up his belief that Wilder’s camp had chosen Fury because they believed their man could win.
When asked about his feelings about Wilder underestimating his son, John said: “Like Tyson got the icing on the cake twice with Deontay Wilder.
“Because if they’d never seen Tyson’s eye droop against Otto Wallin, a terrible feat, they wouldn’t have wanted the second fight.
Both fighters ramp up their battle of words and John gave the chilling warning
“But they saw the Otto Wallin fight and thought, ‘Yeah, Wilder can’t lose. Wilder will curtail him.’
“They picked him the first time they thought, ‘He’s been out of the ring for years, he’s abusing himself. We can’t lose.’
“But every time Tyson, when he’s in that ring, changes jobs.”
John is adamant that mediating a third showdown was Wilder’s mistake, and tipped Fury to kill his opponent in a truly hair-raising manner.
Fury made easy work of Wilder in their second fight, after they dominated to win in the seventh zeven
“He can look terrible in training camp, but when he gets into that ring, he’s a different man, a different animal,” he added. “And they got it wrong twice.
“And they’ll be wrong the third time. But the third time will probably cost him his career and his life.
“If he’s not dead, he’s an invalid, which is a foolish man. But if they want to sell their souls and risk their lives for money, which they certainly will, then go ahead.’
The two rivals have made clear their dislike for each other in recent months, with Wilder ramping up the war of words by threatening to “commit a legal murder.”
Wilder has shared footage of his intense sparring sessions as he gears up for the showdown
“My mind is very violent,” Wilder said. “We’ve built a whole facility to commit a legal murder and that’s exactly what it is, my mind is very violent right now.
“The only thing is that at that point I have to wait until I’m in the ring to really let go because I can’t do it on the outside, it would overshoot the mark.
“The baby needs to eat, but when I step into the ring, I like it so much.
“I’m able to let go of everything I’ve felt, everything I’ve thought, and get paid to do it.”
Fury angered fans by making public appearances in Las Vegas at a casino (left) and car dealership (right)
Wilder suffered a defeat at the hands of Fury in their previous fight and will retaliate when they finally meet again later this year.
His fiancée Telli Swift, meanwhile, has accused Fury of ‘buying time’ after it was confirmed he had contracted Covid-19.
Swift insisted the fight should have gone ahead as planned on the original date, and believes the postponement is simply because Fury “isn’t ready.”
Telli Swift (seen with Wilder) believes Fury is ‘not ready’ to beat his rival in their trilogy fight
“I just feel with Covid and you have 16 days until the fight, he should still be able to fight and make it happen,” she said. TMZ.
“I don’t think he’s ready. I think he’s gaining time, and I just feel like he thinks Deontay looks his best in appearance.”
Fury was supposed to recover in time for the scrap, but he claimed he would have given Wilder an unfair advantage by missing days of training.