Having emphatically won their rematch in seven rounds, Tyson Fury has promised to destroy nemesis Deontay Wilder in even quicker fashion in their trilogy fight in Las Vegas on October 9.
The Fury and Wilder rivalry began in December 2018 when a comebacking ‘Gypsy King’ rose from two knockdowns after appearing to handily outbox the ‘Bronze Bomber’, but was denied on the scorecards when the judges ruled a draw. In February 2020, Fury underlined his supremacy by dropping Wilder twice en route to a crushing seventh-round victory.
Third time around, WBC heavyweight champion Fury feels he will need less time to finish the argument.
“I’m going to knock Deontay Wilder spark out and it’s going to be even quicker than our last fight,” said Fury, who withdrew from an original July 24 date with Wilder after testing positive for Covid-19.
“If he couldn’t beat me after three years out of the ring and 10 stone weight loss [In December 2018], he’s never beating me. None of them will. They’re just hyped-up bums. All of them. Wilder, [Anthony] Joshua, [Oleksandr] Usyk. They’re all bums. Compared to me, they’re no good.”
After firing coach Mark Breland and hiring friend and previous opponent Malik Scott as trainer, former champion Wilder says he feels re-energised and ready to redeem himself at the T-Mobile Arena next month.
“Hopefully Fury is confident enough to go through with this fight, because I’m going to be a reinvented Deontay Wilder on October 9,” said Wilder. “This training camp has rejuvenated me. It’s refreshed me.
“The key to victory in this fight is having a violent mind, but approaching it with calmness. I have all the right people around me and we’re looking forward to October 9. I just hope Fury is ready to put on a show for the fans and make history once again.”