Deontay Wilder believes he holds all the power now that Tyson Fury has walked away from a second fight.
Fury decided to sign a deal with ESPN in order to build towards a rematch, rather than accepting the clash on May 18th.
ESPN put their money where their mouths are, although a condition of the cash was to eventually face Wilder again.
The WBC champion is now threatening to walk away from Fury indefinitely.
“He will have to suffer the backlash from the people,’ Wilder said, according to The Mirror.
“That is one thing Americans don’t like is you say you want to fight nothing but the best then, when it is a controversial fight, you get the rematch and you run.
“Tyson Fury doesn’t have an exciting style, he can easily stink out a place with his style. People don’t want to see that in America.
“They don’t want to see you just boxing and being boring. They want to see the excitement with the big boys, they want to see knockouts.
“Him dodging me and not taking that rematch is going to mess up his profile in America.
“If I don’t give Tyson Fury the rematch ever again in his life that will be his problem. ESPN is going to be s***ting bricks, and so will he.
“By him not taking the rematch and facing someone who is way at the bottom of the list, some guy we have never heard of with his style, it’s not going to work out for him.
“Everything he gained in our fight he lost. I hope he is aware of that. He is in for a rude awakening,” he added.
Tom Schwarz has been drafted in a Fury’s first opponent for June 15 in Las Vegas.
The big German is undefeated and highly ranked despite having no real names of note on his record.
An impressive win is the order of the day for Fury, who may not be willing to battle Wilder again until 2020.