Deontay Wilder has launched a scathing attack on Tyson Fury, branding his heavyweight rival a coward for refusing an immediate rematch.
Fury and Wilder were due to fight again earlier this year before the Gypsy King pulled out of talks and signed a shock promotional deal with Top Rank and ESPN.
Wilder has been made to wait for his chance to take on Fury again and believes the British fighter jumped at the chance to postpone the rematch.
I dont know with these characters, Wilder told Boxing Scene.
I dont know what theyre thinking. You know, its all fun and games to Tyson Fury. If it wasnt fun and games for him, he wouldve rematched me instantly.
If he had the heart of a warrior and a mindset of a warrior and a champion, he wouldve rematched me instantly.
Not waited until someone came and saved him, so he can have an excuse to cop out of the rematch.
He knows hes not getting $100million, not even $80m, and it probably aint even $70m.
His promoter (Bob Arum) even said that himself. So, he wanna run around here like he getting a $100m contract; thats not true, but he wanna use that as a cop out to not fight me, thats a coward, thats a f****** coward if Ive ever seen one.
Im just happy to be who I am. I cant worry about these other fighters, or what theyre doing or what theyre thinking.