Deontay Wilder told Tyson Fury, ‘I don’t respect you,’ in the immediate aftermath of his KO defeat on Saturday night.
The ‘Gypsy King’ and ‘Bronze Bomber’ produced a legendary battle for the ages as they were both down twice before Fury won by knockout in the 11th round.
Prior to the bout, there was a great deal of bitterness between them as Wilder believed Fury cheated in their last meeting.
Despite this, the ‘Gypsy King’ approached him to show respect after the KO.
He later told BT Sport: “I said, ‘Well done, mate,’ and he said ‘I don’t want to show any sportsmanship or respect’. I said ‘No problem.’
“Very surprised. Sore loser. Idiot.”
Video footage has now emerged of the exact moment this happened.
Fury can be seen approaching Wilder while he’s sat on his stool.
As the Brit attempts to show respect, the American can be heard saying, “No love,” and, “I don’t respect you.”
Wilder’s trainer Malik Scott explained his man’s reaction.
He told ESNews in response: “Deontay, obviously, he looks at Fury as a man he had serious issues with concerning certain allegations and certain things he’d seen with his own eyes.
“Tonight, after they released all that energy, he still felt the way he felt.”