Deontay Wilder believes Tyson Fury has blown his chance of winning their trilogy fight by waiting 17 months to face him again.
Both heavyweights have been inactive since their February 2020 rematch which Fury won in the seventh round after two knockdowns earlier in the fight.
However, an arbitration ruling brought by Wilder has forced the heavyweight champion to commit to a trilogy fight on July 24 in Las Vegas.
And speaking with his promoters Premier Boxing Champions’ on an Instagram Live stream, Wilder said that he has now made the requisite changes, and taunted Fury for not accepting the fight sooner.
“Their best chance was earlier in the last year, July last year, October, if they wanted to try and come and get me,” Wilder said of their trilogy.
“They allowed me to heal up 1,000 per cent, every little thing that was wrong with me I got it taken care of, I’ve got a whole centre for rehabbing, I’ve got A1 doctors.
“I’ve got a great team, it’s been amazing, I’ve been getting proper sleep as well and it’s been good, at this point in time I’m very, very dangerous.”
Wilder was a feared heavyweight champion when he held the WBC belt from 2015 to 2020, making 10 defences including a draw with Fury in December 2018.
But now that he is a challenger again, the American has said that he is ‘free’, and claims he is the most dangerous opponent Fury could be facing.
“One of the most dangerous people to be around is the one who has nothing to lose,” he continued. “Come on, man, I’m totally free.
“He’s got to keep up and do the same s*** he did the second time, the same s*** and he knows he’s going to be under the microscope the whole time.
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And Wilder has vowed to ‘legally murder’ Fury in when they meet in the ring next month, having spent the last year-and-a-half visualising the undefeated Manchester native.
“My mind is very violent,” he said. “We built a whole facility to commit a legal homicide and that’s just what it is, my mind is very violent at this time.
“I can’t wait, when you’re contemplating and pre-meditating about harming a man and you see that person, what you’ve been thinking and feeling will come out.
“The only thing about it is, at that point in time, I have to wait until I get in the ring to really release because I can’t do it on the outside, it’d defeat the purpose.
“The baby’s got to eat, but when I do get in the ring, this is what I love about it, I’m able to release everything I’ve been feeling, everything I’ve been thinking, and get paid to do it.”