Over a year after they first met, Tyson Fury understood why he was the underdog against Deontay Wilder. Yet, heading into their February 22nd rematch, Fury feels the tables have turned.
Even though Fury fought two lesser opponents following his draw with Wilder, including coming intensely close to losing against Otto Wallin least fall due to a dangerous cut above his eye, the Brit feels he’s the man to beat when they square off in Vegas.
“The big difference is I’ve had five straight fights heading into this,” Fury said to Fox Sports’ Heidi Androl during Saturday’s press conference in Los Angeles. “The first fight, I had a couple of easy fights in six months and then jumped straight in the ring with Wilder. I still beat him.
“This time I won’t [just] win. I’ll smash him into next week.”
“I’m not interested in the first fight,” insists Fury, who hit the canvas twice against Wilder, with one shot being so devastating, many wonder how he was able to get up from it. “I must beat him. It can’t end in a draw again, that might as well have been a loss. And it should be a loss for Deontay Wilder as well.
“A draw won’t do. I’m going to punch him in the face, until he falls over.”
Quotes via Boxing Scene