Just a Few Hours Until the Big Fury-Wilder Re-Match

February 23, 2020 Matt Speakman

Tyson Fury claims that he will do his best the Fury-Wilder re-match that is scheduled for 5 am GMT on Sunday, February 23 in Las Vegas. While the odds fell in the direction of champion Deontay Wilder with the cold desert wind at the beginning of the battle week at the MGM Grand sportsbook, the self-confidence of the sexist boxer seems to double by the day as the return engagement with the Alabama warrior draws closer.

Boxer Tyson Fury

Tyson Fury © Malte-Muller-Michaelis/Flickr

The boxer believes that he, who back in a day spent most of the evening punching Wilder’s ears off with inconsistent feints – a persistently powerful punch and expert upper-body movement underscoring his towering 6 ft 9 in body, would be well prepared to reprise the techniques from their inconclusive first fight.

Including after sustaining knockdowns in the ninth and twelfth rounds – both of which left Wilder on the drop virtually unconscious – the retired heavyweight titleholder jumped out of the deck each time to get the best of the fights until the bell rings.

Fury Seems Confident About His Ability to Win Wilder

Yet Fury can never be a standard-bearer for obedience to the norm, either as a prizefighter or as an individual which is why he spoke about his intention to make a definitive knockout on Saturday.

“I want a knockout this time. I’d prefer to go down swinging than outboxing him and not getting the decision. That means I’ve lost. Draw equals loss to me. Rather than lose then I’ll go out swinging. I’m not getting an unfair decision this time” – stated Fury.

Even before he replaced Ben Davison, the astute young trainer who maneuvered his incredible recovery from a personal tragedy, with the Kronk Gym alumnus SugarHill Steward, Fury said the decision to change strategy for the rematch was made long ago. He has since become a surprising advocate of mental illness and cuts a much more compassionate public-life figure compared to when he made statements for his derogatory views of women and homosexual people which provoked rage in many people.

Is Fury Just Saying Some Empty Words?

Fury also said that he doesn’t see a tough fight with Wilder and that he will be the one to give the champion his first loss. Fury mentioned the tough challenges he went through on the way up, referencing his victories over John McDermott for the English title (in his eighth pro fight) and Dereck Chisora for the British and Commonwealth title (in his fifteenth) among others.

The boxer revealed his views on what real success in boxing is. He mentioned that what truly will impress him is when someone fights a real opponent and not former football players and several unsuccessful boxers which, according to Fury, is the case of Wilder.

He even added that a real opponent who Wilder has ever faced is himself, but when he was at his lowest and yet Wilder was not able to beat him. Whether Fury will beat Wilder on Saturday or these are just empty words, boxing fans are yet about to see as the match will take place in just a few days on February 23 in Las Vegas.

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