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Fury denies putting a ‘gypsy spell’ on Wilder

Tyson Fury has hit back at Deontay Wilder’s claims he put a ‘gyspy spell’ on the American in the first of their two blockbuster fights.

Wilder was stunned at how the Gypsy King defied two knockdowns in a thrilling draw, before the Brit dethroned him in a one-sided rematch.

Unbeaten world heavyweight champ Fury scoffed at suggestions he used magic in the opening bout – but believes he ‘shook’ Wilder’s self-confidence with his prediction of a second-round KO.

read also:Wilder accuses Fury of cheating in their last fight

In his new book The Furious Method, Fury speaks out on the December 2018 draw where many thought he deserved to win.

The 32-year-old said: “When Joe Rogan interviewed Wilder on his podcast after our first fight, Wilder said he thought I’d put some kind of gypsy spell on him.

“As far as I know, I don’t possess much in the way of spells, though my Irish grandmother was a fortune teller.

“What’s clear is that I had got into his head and shook his self-confidence by repeatedly telling him I was going to drop him in the second round.

“I planted that seed in his mind and uttered it so frequently in the run-up to the fight he got spooked and started believing it himself.”

Wilder has also come up with bizarre excuses for his seven-round humiliation in the second fight with Fury.

Top of the loopy list are a heavy ring-walk outfit, an egg-shaped object allegedly in Fury’s gloves and spiked drinking water.

But Wilder’s new theory over the opening bout KO’s even his ridiculous re-match reasoning.

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