Boxing: Tyson Fury tells Deontay Wilder "I will knock you out in two rounds!"


January 13, 2020

Tyson Fury has warned Deontay Wilder that he will knock him out in two rounds in their Las Vegas rematch.

The Morecambe boxer told his rival he'd had a dream he would score a sensational knockout win when they meet in their world heavyweight championship clash on February 22 at the MGM Grand.

The undefeated giants came face to face at a Los Angeles press conference to hype their second meeting - billed as 'Unfinished Business' after the two men battled to a controversial draw in December 2018.

Back then Fury outboxed Wilder for much of the fight and climbed off the floor twice, including a dramatic comeback in Round 12 when the fight looked over.

But the charismatic Brit told his American rival that this time: "You're going to sleep in two rounds.

"I had a dream. I keep having the same dream about Round 2.

"You can laugh about it now, but you won't be when he's on his back looking up at the lights.

"I didn't come here to get a points decision. One big right hand, Deontay Wilder, goodnight."

Wilder, who seemed amused by Fury's claim, replied: "I don't feel it in his energy that he believes he's going to do that.

"I think he's scared because of what happened last time. 

"It's going to be a beautiful moment for me but not so pleasant for him."

Earlier, the two men got in each other's face and trash-talked for the cameras as they arrived on stage to meet the world's media.

The 6ft 9in Fury, wearing a snazzy shirt and baseball cap back to front, then got in some of his trademark jibes at the 6ft 7in WBC Heavyweight Champion.

"Deontay Wilder took a bit of advice from me about dress sense. He's looking smart.

"But he hasn't been responding to my messages or texts since I beat him the last time.

"People keep telling him he won the last fight, but he lost that fight fair and square.

"To beat Tyson Fury, you have to nail him to the canvas.

"That's what this little skinny-legged Super Noodle will have to do. And if he can't do that, I'm going to eat him up.

"I want him to meet me in the centre of the ring and let's have a slugfest. He was rocked three or four times last time but I didn't have the gas to finish him, after the weight loss and the lay-off."

The hard-punching Wilder replied: "This time, he won't be able to get up.

"He's supposed to be this great fighter, and I'm supposed to be this guy who has no skills, but I have power and you can't prepare for that.

"I gave this man a concussion the first time. He doesn't know how he got up. But he's thinking about that, over and over and over.

"I will do exactly what I say I'm going to do. I will knock him out."

The fight will be shown in the UK on BT Sport.