Tyson Fury has revealed what was going through his mind when he was floored twice by Deontay Wilder in their trilogy contest last year, and his thought process shows part of the reason Fury has ascended to the top of the heavyweight division.
Appearing on the MMA Hour, Fury told host Ariel Helwani that the only thing that crossed his mind when Wilder sent him down was to return to his feet – and then return the favour.
“If I’m seeing stars, I don’t think about losing. I think about f***ing people up when I’m down there.”
“Even when I got put down twice in round four by Wilder, the biggest puncher in history, I was thinking ‘right, you’re fucked now motherf****r, you are getting it.’ That’s just what I do.”
Despite the fact not many fans were calling for a trilogy fight between Fury and Wilder due to the one sided fashion in which Fury dismantled the American in their second meeting, the contest ended up being a heavyweight classic.
After a back and forth affair that saw both men down, ‘The Gypsy King’ finally wore the brave Wilder down and secured an 11th round KO victory.
In the year since that historic night, Fury knocked out Dillian Whyte at Wembley, announced his retirement, done a 180 and signed to fight old foe Derek Chisora in what will be another trilogy clash this weekend at Tottenham Hotspurs’ Stadium.
Many fans are even less enthusiastic about the prospect of a third meeting with Chisora than they were the Wilder fight last year, mainly due to the comfortable fashion in which Fury defeated ‘Del Boy’ in their two prior meetings.
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