British boxer Tyson Fury has promised to knock out the reigning World Boxing Council (WBC) champion, Deontay Wilder in the February 22 rematch in Los Angeles.
Fury said this amid fear of being cheated by American judges during a press conference in Los Angeles on Tuesday as both promised to knock out each other.
The British boxer is however, wary of letting the fight be decided by American judges since he is British and has since replaced his former trainer Ben Davison with Sugarhill Steward for next month’s fight.
Fury said to press men gathered in Los Angeles;
I’m looking for the knockout. It’s clear I won’t get a decision in the United States. I want to meet him mano a mano. I won’t run.
You won’t have to look for me. You’re going down in two rounds. Two! He’s getting knocked out in two rounds. Laugh about it now but when you’re on your back, looking up at me?
Wilder, who is particularly known for sending opponents into concussion with his powerful right hand, responded to Fury saying;
One just wants to survive. Me? I’m building for legacy. He has no belt except for the one that holds his pants up. That lineal stuff ends on February 22. He needs validation, motivation to feel like he beat me, when he knows that he didn’t.
Why so many trainers? He rotates trainer like he does his draws! I’ve got the same people – you don’t see me firing nobody, or taking anyone on.
When you have power, there’s no way around it. You can’t prepare for it. I gave this man a concussion the first time, he doesn’t know how he went down or how he got up.