Tyson Fury predicts second-round knockout of Deontay Wilder in rematch

Wilder v Fury II: Tyson Fury fears he will not get a points decision in the United States

Wilder v Fury II: Tyson Fury fears he will not get a points decision in the United States

Wilder, the WBC champion, and Fury, the lineal titleholder, came face to face Monday at The Novo by Microsoft at L.A. Live during a press conference for their highly anticipated rematch February 22 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Wilder, the WBC heavyweight titleholder, responded by questioning whether Fury, the lineal champion, truly believed in his own comments.

However the self-styled "Gypsy King" survived a 12th round knockdown to cling on for the draw at the Staples Center.

Behind-the-scenes footage has given boxing fans an insight into Monday's vicious war of words between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder ahead of their rematch next month. "You won't have to look for me".

"You are going to sleep in two rounds", Fury predicted. You're going down in two rounds. Two! I don't know if any of that really matters on the night - it didn't matter before. "There's the game plan". The rematch between them promises to be just as entertaining, if not even better than the first fight. Many believe the victor will hold the strongest claim to being the best big man in boxing.

"This is unfinished business that I will finish", Wilder continued (emphasis his).

For this fight, he expects to be in much better physical condition after stopping Luis Ortiz in seven rounds November 23.

Wilder and Fury had their first fight in December 2018 and it resulted into a controversial split decision, with both sides emerging winners in grand style.

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"I told him he was going to go "timber" and he did just that".

Wilder has impressed in rematches. In fact, Wilder thinks he would have won the first fight on the scorecards if he hadn't given away a few early rounds by coming out "overexcited and anxious". "This point in time, he won't be able to get up".

Fury was amused by his rival's words. "You beat a man once, you beat him again, you beat him three times in a row". "He will lose the fight again, fair and square".

"I'm prepared for more than ever", Wilder said.

"If it's going to give me an edge on winning this fight, then I'm willing to try it, why not?" Best man stands up, the loser goes down.

Fury has a 29-0-1 record in boxing with 20 wins coming by way of knockout. "He knows he was rocked three or four times in that fight, but I never had the guts to finish him".

Steward, who died in 2012, trained Lennox Lewis and Wladimir Klitschko, while Fury worked out in Steward's Kronk Gym back in 2010.

"If anything, I feel that he's nervous, he's very scared because of what happened the first time and I understand".

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