Deontay Wilder & Tyson Fury both promise knockouts in anticipated rematch
Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury assure they won’t look to go to the scorecards.
Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury will finally meet again at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas on February 22nd. After fighting to a controversial draw at the Staples Center in December 2018, the two heavyweight giants mean business.
Fury (29-0-1, 20KOs) outboxed Wilder (42-0-1, 41KOs) for much of the classic bout, but went down twice. His slick body movement and quick footwork also caused the WBC champion plenty of trouble to land clean.
“The Gypsy King” is still convinced that he earned the decision victory on the scorecards.
“What’s gonna happen on that night is I’m gonna get what I won last time,” said Fury. “I’m gonna get that green belt. I’m also gonna get The Ring Magazine (belt). And I’m also gonna keep my lineal championship. And if he wants to rematch again, no problem. Beat a man once, you beat him again; you definitely beat him three times in a row. Not a bother.”
“The Bronze Bomber” will be making the eleventh defense of his WBC title. After he nearly put Fury out cold in the first fight, Wilder envisions that he won’t get up from his right hand this time.
“This is a new beginning right here,” said Wilder. “This is unfinished business that I will finish. I would do exactly what I said I would do. I’m gonna knock him out. Like I told him, I’m the lion; I’m the king of the jungle. And come February 22nd, I’m gonna rip his head off his body. Remember I said that.”
Fury will be looking for a knockout of his own, as he is convinced that he “can’t get a decision in the United States.” The lineal champion vowed that he won’t rely much on his movement around the ring, but rather on landing the big right hand.
“I’ll meet you Deontay in the middle of the ring, 22nd of February,” said Fury. “I won’t be running, you won’t have to look anywhere for me. Just watch out for the right hand, cause you’re going to sleep in two rounds.”