LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Heavyweights Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury have both promised knockout games not to hit the judges' point cards when they meet Wilders WBC World Championship in Las Vegas on February 22nd.
Deontay Wilder in action against Tyson Fury at Staples Center, Los Angeles, USA on December 1, 2018. Reuters / Andrew Couldridge / File Photo
The first meeting between the two in December 2018 ended after 12 explosive rounds with a controversial draw that satisfied both fighters but left both intact with their unbeaten records.
At a press conference in Los Angeles, Fury (29-0-1) said he would defeat Wilder (42-0-1) in two rounds, while the champion said Fury could not resist his powerful right hand at this time.
"This is an unfinished matter that I will finish. I will take him out, "said Wilder." I am the lion, I am the king of the jungle, and on February 22nd I will tear his head off his body. "
After proving an elusive goal in their first fight, Fury promised to line up with Wilder in the rematch.
"I meet you, Deontay, in the middle of the ring … I won't run, you don't have to look for me anywhere," he said.
"Just watch your right hand because you will sleep in two rounds," said Fury, who won 20 of his fights by knockout. "Two. 100%."
Fury compared the transatlantic showdown to Britain's Lennox Lewis's win over American Mike Tyson in June 2002 and said he expected fireworks when the two meet again.
"To defeat Tyson Fury, you have to nail him to the canvas. This is exactly what this small, thin-legged super noodle has to do – nail me to the canvas, ”he said of the tall and slender poacher, whose body resembles that of a basketball player rather than that of a traditional heavyweight boxer.
"And if he can't do that, I'll eat him up."
Edited by Kenneth Maxwell