Wilder “Lost The Fight Fair And Square”
For thirteen months, Tyson Fury has refused that he did anything but defeat Deontay Wilder when they battled for the WBC world heavyweight championship, despite what the judges said.
Fury, who rematches Wilder on February 22nd for the title inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, continued that campaign on Monday when he and Wilder made their fight official.
“What am I going to do in the fight? I’m going to win, that’s what I’m going to do,” Fury told reporters in Los Angeles. “Deontay Wilder can make up all the excuses he wants to make in his own brain. His team, everybody can tell him ‘You won that fight, baby. You won that fight!’ But listen, as a fighting man you know when you win and lose fights.
“Simple… he lost the fight fair and square. He will lose the fight again fair and square. They had to rob the man who was out the ring for three years, ballooned up 147 pounds and he still couldn’t beat him! They had to give him a draw in order to give him a victory for the so-called top bloke, the so-called top champion. I’m gonna go out there and give him a boxing lesson and I’m gonna knock him out. That’s exactly what I’m gonna do.”
During the press conference, Wilder insisted that he walked into the first fight with Fury that his right hand was injured during a three-month training camp.
“He’s the one making excuses,” Fury said of Wilder. “He broke his right hand. He only had 12 weeks and four days to prepare. 12 weeks? I can be ready for a fight in two weeks. I’m ready for a fight today, never mind 12 weeks and four days. F–k me!
“There’s no need for excuses, there’s no need for problems. I heard he’s had the flu, I heard he broke his hand. I heard he was having problems. Ah, whatever. It doesn’t really matter, because when I get him in there again, I’m gonna make him feel the fury. He will get it. I’ve never been sure of something in my entire life. As sure as I was this morning put on this suit and me shoes, washing up and brushing me teeth – that’s how sure I’m gonna kick this motherf–ker’s ass all over that ring.”
Transcriptions provided by Boxing Scene