Tyson Fury Is Not Taking Deontay Wilder Lightly Ahead Of Trilogy Bout
Back in February, Tyson Fury knew he had to prove something against Deontay Wilder in their rematch. This time around, Fury sees the same things for Wilder.
Speaking with Sky Sports, Fury talked about how Wilder’s drive is different now that he is no longer WBC Heavyweight Champion. Their 2018 bout, which ended in a draw, saw Fury survive epic blows by Wilder. A twelfth-round knockdown should have taken him out, but Fury persevered. The rematch a few months ago saw Fury be the aggressor, with Wilder not displaying any knockout power. Getting knocked down twice, Wilder’s corner ended up throwing in the towel.
Fury believes the man with 41 wins via knockout still has the power to finish off fights, even if people are dismissing him. It is an all-too-familiar feeling.
“Still a very dangerous opponent, still a very hungry man, who is coming in there to prove his worth, to prove he can come back and become a two-time heavyweight champion,” Fury stated.
“More dangerous than the last fight, for sure.”
Wilder, who underwent biceps surgery not that long ago, immediately exercised his rematch clause. The bout has been rescheduled many times due to the coronavirus. Initially for the summer, the fight is now rumored for November or December. Many are saying it may not even take place in 2020. All of this will lead to a heavyweight unification bout with Anthony Joshua or Kubrat Pulev.
Knowing all the factors involved, Fury is ready for whatever comes his way, whenever it happens.
“I’m looking forward to the challenge, whenever that may be,” Fury went on to say. “I’ll get over there, nice and early, eight to 10 weeks beforehand. Put in a good, grueling training camp. Hopefully I’ll be injury-free and we’ll go out there and dance beneath the stars, in front of the world after the coronavirus.”
Fury is hoping to fight until he is 40. That requires the 31-year-old to stay active and positive. With his classic charm, the “Gypsy King” is just keeping an eye on the situation and hoping he can get back to doing what he loves. He is not holding his breath, however, for it to happen soon.
“I’d love to get out there and do what I do best, boxing, but it’s out of my hands,” Fury stated. “It’s out of everybody’s hands, apart from people who are running the world, and unfortunately, I’m not one of those, and I’m glad I’m not because that job is difficult. Much more difficult than taking punches in the face for money.”