DEONTAY WILDER has told Tyson Fury to 'burn in hell' after claiming the Brit used coronavirus as an 'excuse' to delay their trilogy fight.
The heavyweight rivals were due to meet for the third time back in July, but an outbreak of Covid in Fury's camp led to the fight being pushed back to October 9.
And while there is now less than one month until Wilder gets his shot at redemption, he continues to insist that The Gypsy King never had coronavirus at all.
Speaking to 78SPORTSTV, the American said: "So many have died of COVID.
"To hear others using this as an excuse is just horrible. May they burn in hell for that.
"They contradict themselves so many times, it's just ridiculous at this point."
Last week, Wilder accused Fury of postponing their trilogy bout because he was beaten up in sparring by someone from his camp.
He told the PBC Podcast: "They're trying to run away from it, I'm running to it. I don't believe he had Covid.
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"I know he wasn't doing well in camp. The young guys were piecing him up.
"I had a young guy from my camp who was piecing him up."
The pair fought to a controversial draw back in December 2018 in Los Angeles, a clash many felt Fury won after he climbed off the canvas in a dramatic 12th round.
They then went their separate ways with two fights apiece before getting back into the ring with one another 14 months later in Las Vegas.
And this time Fury was able to decisively rip the belt away from Wilder as he dominated the American, eventually stopping him in the seventh round.
A trilogy fight was due to take place later in 2020 but the coronavirus pandemic stopped it from happening.
Fury then looked to bypass Wilder and set up an undisputed clash with unified champion Anthony Joshua.
But a court ruling from an arbitrator ruled that the American was contractually entitled to a third fight, a decision which quashed the potential for a Fury-Joshua bout next.
In order for the two Brits to meet for all the belts, Fury now has to come through Wilder again.
And AJ has to defend his belts against former undisputed cruiserweight champion Oleksandr Usyk at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on September 25.
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