Deontay Wilder has slammed Tyson Fury and dubbed the British heavyweight champion as 'one of the biggest cheats in boxing history'.
The Gypsy King goes toe-to-toe with Wilder in a trilogy bout in Las Vegas on October 9th, widely seen as the final hurdle before a unification bout against Anthony Joshua.
Fury's first clash with Wilder ended in a controversial draw, with the Manchester fighter then emerging triumphant in the rematch and Wilder is now seeking to put the record straight.
Ramping up the trash talk ahead of next month's fight, Wilder referenced Fury's failed drugs test after a victory against Christian Hammer in 2015.
"Look at Tyson Fury's rap sheet, he's one of the biggest cheats in boxing, but do you ever hear about it? They don't care," he told 78SPORTSTV.
"When it's all said and done, all over for me, I can look myself in the face, in the mirror and say, 'I did it the right way."
"It's all about money, boxing's all about money. It seems the people that have power in boxing don't care either because they're making excuses for these cowards."
Wilder also expressed belief that Fury could back out of the fight, after an initial bout set for July was postponed after the Brit contracted coronavirus.
“If he don’t show up he’s going to have to suffer the consequences, the penalties that’ve been set forth. If he don’t fight, then pay me what you’re supposed to pay me. Then you have to give up that belt as well.
“So it’s a win-win situation for me, it’s a lose-lose situation for him. That’s the great thing about it cause, the saying has always said that history repeats itself. We know his actions are always the same, he’s done this many of times where he tries to get out of fights.