Published: Tue, January 14, 2020
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Fury vows to make his dream real ahead of Wilder battle

Fury vows to make his dream real ahead of Wilder battle

Fury responded saying: 'You are going to sleep in two rounds.

Wilder replied by picking up his own microphone and loudly sniffing it, mocking Fury for his past problems with drug abuse.

The last time the two unbeaten heavyweights met, in December 2018, they fought to a split draw in a thrilling affair that was the subject of water cooler talk everywhere.

Wilder (42-0-1, 41 knockouts) however was unimpressed with Fury's claims of a tactical switch. The fight's most memorable moment was Fury's stunning rise from a 12th-round knockdown that had left him flat on his back.

This sequel is the biggest heavyweight bout since Lennox Lewis and Mike Tyson squared off in 2002. "I am going to knock him out of those ropes". "Rising up is part of the baptism". "That's why I hired Sugarhill". This time around, it's called unfinished business. The "Gypsy King" vows that Wilder won't be able to detonate and land it this time.

"He thinks I'm going to come out herky-jerky with my famous style, but I want him to meet me in the center of the ring and have a slugfest, best man wins".

Fury almost won the first bout with his impressive movement and activity, but Wilder's strength proved to be an equaliser.

Fury, 31, has teamed up with Javan "Sugar" Hill - the nephew of the late trainer Emmanuel Steward - after splitting from Ben Davison.


Fury said he expected the fight to flip expectations of either a knockout for the hard-hitting Wilder or a points win for Fury.

"What is going to happen is that I am going to get what I won last time".

"I don't know if any of that even matters on the night". Thinking it doesn't count. This is the first training camp in 10 years I've not had one diet coke and I won't have any until after the fight.

Fury believes he hurt Wilder several times in their first bout, but said he "just didn't have the gas" that would have been necessary for a knockout.

Ahead of their rematch, Wilder and Fury have been at verbal loggerhead with the Bronze Bomber boasting of his superior power. He also feels the first fight should have been stopped due to a deep cut on Fury's face. In the first fight he exhausted during the later rounds after swinging and missing with a series of huge right hands earlier on.

"I told you before our first fight that I was going to baptize you", Wilder said. "He's got to survive 12 rounds with me".

Wilder also ridiculed Fury's insistence that he should have been declared the victory of the 2018 meeting. He's getting knocked out in two rounds.

"It's not only scary for you". That bothers you. That not only affects you, but it affects your environment, it affects your family as well because they know you're going in there again with this monster and you know what he's capable of doing.

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