Tyson Fury: Deontay Wilder Will Get Knocked The F*** Out This Time
We’re less than two weeks out from one of the most anticipated rematches in boxing history, Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury. Just over a year on from their first encounter, where the fight ended in a controversial draw, the two heavyweights will collide again on February 22nd at the MGM Grand Garden, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
After feeling he was cheated out of the win the first time, Fury has stated that he feels he needs to knockout Wilder, if he is to beat the unbeaten American. Just last month ‘The Gypsy King’ stated that he would knockout ‘The Bronze Bomber’ inside two rounds.
Speaking to Gareth A. Davies (as transcribed by The Mac Life), Fury said that winning all twelve rounds would not be enough for the three judges to give him the decision in the US.
“The only reason I’m with Sugar Hill is because I need a knockout in this fight. If I was looking to nick a points win, I’d have stuck with Ben [Davison, Fury’s previous coach], polished up what we’ve done, threw a few more feints, move around the ring a bit more. Hold on a bit more. Hold my hands up a bit more. And that would have been enough. But it ain’t gonna win.
“I need a knockout. I’m telling you the truth, I need a knockout. I ain’t gonna get a points decision here. And I will not lay down and be robbed in America. They have to f***ing kill me in that ring to beat me. I need a knockout. There ain’t no convincing me I don’t need no knockouts. I need a f***ing knockout. He will get knocked the f*** out this time.
“The thing is, he’s going to have to kill me in that ring to be on that night. Because I won’t stop coming forward at him. There you go. I ain’t lying. I ain’t going in there to box and move, I’m going in there to seek and destroy. That’s it. I’m six foot nine, I’m nineteen stone. I got twenty knockouts out of twenty nine wins. I can crack as hard as anybody. I’m going to hunt him down. And it’s either going to be him or me. It can only go two ways. Either I get chinned or he gets chinned. Whoopdeedoo, Basil.”
Come February 22nd, Wilder’s WBC heavyweight title will be on the line again. As will Fury’s lineal title and the inaugural Ring title. There is a good chance that the winner will face Anthony Joshua next, who holds the WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and IBO heavyweight titles.
Who do you think will leave Las Vegas as the heavyweight champion, Deontay Wilder or Tyson Fury?