Wilder Calls His Shot For Fury Rematch
Even though he has Luis Ortiz set for a rematch this fall, Deontay Wilder is guaranteeing a knockout against Tyson Fury in their own 2020 rematch.
“Second time the bell rings, I’m going to knock him out, but even faster. He’s not getting up this time, I promise you. When I hit Tyson Fury, he had a concussion. He didn’t know how he got up. He didn’t know how he got dropped or how he got up – that’s a sign of a concussion,” Wilder told Adam Catterall and Gareth A. Davies on talkSPORT’s Fight Night.
“His family don’t want him to fight me again and I understand, they shouldn’t. Because I am the hardest puncher in probably the history, period.”
Wilder and Fury’s first showdown in 2018 saw Fury rise from the dead like Lazarus in the 12th round and barely answering the referee’s count.
Many thought the fight would be stopped when Wilder, who many saw losing on the scorecards, sparked Fury for a second time, but now the WBC world heavyweight champion refuses to leave it in the hands of the judges.
“I don’t want to start that ‘I have to knock him out’ rumour or energy in my head,” continued Wilder. “A win is a win, whether it is pretty or ugly.
“I don’t regret not getting the finish, it was a controversial fight and controversy sells. It was a good fight the first time and it will be even better the second time.”
Report: Boxing Scene