DEONTAY WILDER would rather “slap” Tyson Fury than pay him to pull out of their proposed rematch on February 22.
The Gypsy King joked that he would accept a huge payday to step aside and allow Wilder to take on the winner of Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz.
But the WBC champion is determined for the rematch to go ahead after their last bout ended in a controversial draw.
Wilder, 33, told Blue Blood Sports: “If he want it, he got it, I ain’t going to fight with him, we ain’t giving you no f****** money.
“We ain’t giving you s***, I’ll slap you before giving you any money.
“Any money Fury, I’ll slap you before you get $50million [£40million]. So stop cloud chasing.”
The February rematch looks in doubt after Fury suffered two huge cuts above his eye during his win over Otto Wallin.
Wilder’s trainer has claimed the 31-year-old will need a year away from boxing in order to recover.
But speaking ahead of the rematch, Fury told CBS Sports: “Deontay ‘Bronze B*******’ Wilder is a dosser and he knows he is.
“I see all that stuff about how he wants me to step aside. Step aside to what? He’s terrified of the Gypsy King.
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“He couldn’t beat the Gypsy King when I had three years out of the ring on alcohol and drugs.
“How the f*** is he going to beat the Gypsy King now that I’ve been training for two years. Come on.
“[Stepping aside] depends on how much they want to pay me because I ain’t stepped aside. That’s not quite how it works and it’s very costly work.”