Fury hav­ing dreams of a Wild round two!


Manchester Evening News - - SPORT - BOX­ING

TYSON Fury has vowed to knock Deon­tay Wilder out in the sec­ond round of their ea­gerly-an­tic­i­pated heavy­weight re­match next month.

The Manch­ester fighter will go head-to-head with the Amer­i­can at Las Ve­gas’ MGM Grand Gar­den Arena in Fe­bru­ary, 14 months af­ter their con­tro­ver­sial open­ing bout.

Fury out­boxed WBC heavy­weight cham­pion Wilder de­spite suf­fer­ing two knock­downs, but the match was drawn.

Speak­ing at the open­ing press con­fer­ence to pre­view their re­match on Fe­bru­ary 22, Fury said: “Deon­tay knows he was rocked three or four times in the last fight and I didn’t have the gas to fin­ish him. This time I can turn that screw­driver un­til he is gone.

“You are go­ing to sleep in two rounds.

“I keep hav­ing the same dream about round two. I am play­ing poker and I get dealt the num­ber two card. He is get­ting knocked out in round two, 100 per cent.

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

“I am go­ing to get that green belt, I am also go­ing to get the Ring Mag­a­zine, and I am also go­ing to keep my lin­eal cham­pi­onship, too.

“And if he wants to re­match again, no prob­lem. You beat a man once, you beat him again, you beat him three times in a row.

“I’m do­ing a lot of things I didn’t be­fore. I’m eat­ing five/six meals a day, drink­ing eight litres of wa­ter.

“If it’s gonna give me an edge, I’m will­ing to try it.”

Fury, 31, has teamed up with Ja­van ‘Sugar’ Hill – the nephew of the late trainer Em­manuel Stew­ard – af­ter split­ting from Ben Dav­i­son. Ex­plain­ing the de­ci­sion to switch train­ers for the re­match, he said: “I know I am not go­ing to get a de­ci­sion in the United States.

“I hired him [Hill] for a knock­out. That’s the game plan. If I wasn’t look­ing for a knock­out I would have kept hold of Dav­i­son.

“I am look­ing for knock­out num­ber 21 [of his ca­reer]. That is bru­tally hon­est, that is com­ing from the heart.”

The two fight­ers faced off be­fore and af­ter Mon­day’s press con­fer­ence be­fore ex­chang­ing a hand­shake.

“I am pre­pared more than ever for this fight,” said Wilder, 34. “I knocked him out the first time.

“I told Fury two years ago I was go­ing to bap­tise him and I did just that. Ris­ing up is part of the bap­tism.

“I told him he was go­ing to go ‘tim­ber’ and he did just that. This time around, it is called un­fin­ished busi­ness and he won’t be able to get back up. I am go­ing to knock him out.

“I am the Lion. I am the king of the jun­gle and come Fe­bru­ary 22 I am go­ing to rip his head off his body. I am go­ing to knock him out of those ropes.”

Deon­tay Wilder and Tyson Fury get to­gether dur­ing a news con­fer­ence in Los An­ge­les

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