“If I Don’t Knock Him Out It Don’t Count”
On February 22nd, Tyson Fury gets a second chance to become WBC world heavyweight champion and his second chance at Deontay Wilder.
“He said he was going to knock me out last time, and he didn’t,” said Fury. “Why do you think I employed [new trainer] SugarHill Steward? Is it to improve my slick boxing moves and style? I don’t think so. It’s to look for that big right hand — Thomas Hearns style. Pow! That’s what we’re looking for. Knock out, or go home. If I don’t knock Wilder out, it doesn’t count.”
“I’m really eliminating all of the outside distractions this time,” Fury said of his training camp for the world title rematch set for the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. “I eat, sleep, train and repeat. I’m eating five-to-six meals a day. I’m drinking many liters of water a day. I don’t really do anything else. I don’t go out. I don’t see people. I don’t speak to anyone on the phone. I don’t do emails. I don’t search Google.”
“This is the first training camp in 10 years that I haven’t had a Diet Coke. This is the first training camp where I’m literally going to bed early every night at 9:30 p.m. I wake up every morning at 7 a.m. fresh as a daisy. I literally live in training camp like a Spartan and Trojan warrior, and that’s it. I don’t really know if any of that even matters on the night. It didn’t matter before. But if it’s willing to give me an edge on the night of the fight, than I’m willing to try it. Why not? What will happen on Feb. 22 is all in the hands of the gods.”
Quotes Supplied by Boxing Scene