WBC Heavyweight Champion Deontay Wilder plans to leave no doubts or controversies when he and Tyson Fury have their title rematch.
Wilder officially confirmed a second fight between the two in a video released on the evening of May 31. This comes mere days after confirming another title rematch — against Luis Ortiz aimed for this September.
Fury looked to be heading towards a victory in his first meeting with Wilder, but “The Bronze Bomber” dropped him twice, particularly one time in the 12th round that was one second away from ending in a knockout. The bout instead ended with a split draw.
Plans for Wilder-Fury II looked to be nearing completion earlier this year until Fury signed a co-promotional deal with Top Rank and ESPN. Fury has his first fight under the banner in two weeks, taking on Tom Schwarz in the main event of a card in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Wilder, who successfully defended his WBC title with a first-round knockout of Dominic Breazeale two weeks ago, tells TMZ Sports that the difference this time around, just like his planned rematch with Ortiz, is to win in convincing fashion and score another big knockout.
“I wanna give great shows. I wanna put on great events because the heavyweight division was so dead for so long, man,” Wilder said. “Like over 10 years nobody knew who the heavyweight champions of the world were. Now they got a badass in Deontay Wilder. I already vowed and promised to put on great shows.
If you feel you got robbed in my country, in America we run it back. You run it back, and that’s what I’m doing to prove that I knocked him out, but this time I’m gonna do it in even better fashion than I did the first time.
Original Story: Boxing Scene