DEONTAY WILDER said Tyson Fury’s fight with Oleksandr Usyk will be won by “who’s going to cheat the hardest.”
The unbeaten champions are in talks for the heavyweight division’s first four-belt undisputed title decider.
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Usyk, 36, puts up the WBA, IBF and WBO belts he won and then retained in is pair of points wins over Anthony Joshua, 33.
Fury, 34, meanwhile took the WBC belt from Wilder, 37, in their 2020 rematch and defended it a year later in a trilogy bout.
But Wilder infamously levelled several baseless cheating accusations at Fury and appears to still stand by them.
Asked about the Usyk fight, he told ESNews: “I don’t know. That’s a 50/50 fight. Depends on who’s gonna cheat the hardest.
“That’s what it is, it depends on who’s gonna cheat the hardest.”
Wilder also accused Fury of cheating in their 2018 draw, claiming the Brit had “something hard” in his glove.
When he was stopped in seven rounds two years later, the American also claimed his water was “spiked”.
Perhaps the most memorable excuse of them all was blaming the 45lb ring walk attire he wore to the ring for slowing down his legs.
Even after Fury’s epic 11th round KO against Wilder in their trilogy, the former champion was still full of bad blood.
He said: “You got analysts that say, ‘If he did have something in his glove why did you not go to the authorities?’
“I wish I was in front of them and I would grab their collar and put them close to my face so we can be eye to eye, face to face, so much that my breath touch their face.
“I would tell them, ‘Why the f*** would I go to the authorities when I have an opportunity to release my own energy and put my hands up on on him in the possibility of trying to kill him and get paid millions of dollars doing it?’ Why would I go to the authorities?”
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