Why Tyson Fury wore a ‘Nigeria’ mouthguard during win over Deontay Wilder

Tyson Fury beat Deontay Wilder yesterday in a thrilling encounter, he knocked down the American twice, before Wilder’s corner threw in the towel.

Why Tyson Fury wore a 'Nigeria' mouthguard during win over Deontay Wilder lailasnews


The punches were extraordinary, and him singing American Pie after the game also caught the eye, but many fans were left puzzled after spotting his mouthguard.

Pictures emerged of Fury’s gumshield following his win, with the words Nigeria also emblazoned on his mouth piece.

So why did he make that choice?

Our very own Anthony Joshua is proud of his Nigerian heritage, and we all know Fury would want a fight with him in the near future.

Since the fight ended, fans have speculated that it was an intentional jibe at fellow heavyweight Anthony Joshua, who has Nigerian heritage, and with whom he has been trying to set up a fight for some time.

But now AJ has come out and broken his silence over the matter, sharing two photos to his Instagram account story. The first was a snap of Joshua and a group of soldiers holding his belt, captioned with the word ‘Gladiators’; the second was a close-up of Fury’s face, with the gumshield in full view and the similar caption ‘Gladiator’.

Fury himself is up for it, but only if Wilder doesn’t want to invoke his rematch clause for their trilogy fight.

Fury responded to a question about the potential bout in a post-fight interview with Behind The Gloves, saying: “If Deontay don’t want the rematch, then let’s go AJ.”

So yes, he wants a fight with Anthony Joshua.

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