Tyson Fury has offered some fresh kind words to Deontay Wilder, despite their seemingly never-ending feud.
The rival heavyweights were friends heading into the first fight of their trilogy in 2018, but emerged as bitter enemies by the end of it in 2021.
After being beaten by Fury in their rematch, Wilder refused to accept the defeat and accused him of cheating.
This sparked the ill-feeling between the pair, which was not even settled by the decisive KO in their third fight.
Fury and Wilder embraced at Jake Paul vs Tommy Fury in Saudi Arabia earlier this year with fans thinking the beef was squashed.
However, Wilder then came out and said: “I can’t stand that motherf***er. They know what’s up, he’s a cheater.”
Despite this, Fury has now told TNT Sports: “Fair play to Deontay, he has got the heart of a lion.
“No matter what he says about me, you have to admire someone you fought three times.
“Whether I had horse shoes in my gloves or he had a suit too heavy, I respect that fact that we’ve had the trilogy and knocked lumps out of each other.”
Wilder is yet to respond to these remarks, though it appears unlikely he’ll join Fury in trying to bury the hatchet.