Fury vows to knock out Wilder in Las Vegas heavyweight rematch
BERLIN - British heavyweight Tyson Fury wants to deliver a
knockout finish in his rematch with American Deontay Wilder when they
fight again for Wilder's WBC world title on February 22 at the MGM
Grand Arena in Las Vegas.
The first fight in Los Angeles on December 1 2018 ended in a draw,
despite Fury being knocked down in the 9th and 12th round, where he
gained worldwide attention for dramatically waking up and rising to
his feet from a heavy fall.
Fury, 31, is a former world heavyweight champion after defeating
Wladimir Klitschko in 2015, but was stripped of his titles due to a
long battle with mental health issues that forced a three-year break
from the ring.
He claims he beat Wilder in Los Angeles, despite the judges deciding
on a draw, so this time he wants to knock out Wilder as early as the
"You're going to sleep in two rounds," Fury told Wilder at a press
conference on Monday in Los Angeles.
"I keep having the same dream and when I'm playing poker I keep
getting dealt two. It's definitely a thing. He is getting knocked out
The 33-year-old champion Wilder, who is unbeaten in 43 fights with 41
knockouts, added: "I'm the Lion, the king of the jungle and come
February 22 I'm going to rip his head off his body. I'm going to
knock him out of those ropes."