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Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder met for the first time in 2012.

Tyson Fury recalls his comments about Deontay Wilder after meeting him for the first time

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Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder finally face off this weekend in Las Vegas.

The Englishman is looking to become a world champion for the second time with Wilder putting his WBC belt on the line.

Wilder will go into the fight as the favourite and Fury has recently admitted he has no idea how he will beat the American fighter.

“I win this fight by punching him in the face plenty of times,” Fury said, per the Daily Express.

“I don’t know what I will do, I have been accused many times of not knowing what I am doing until I am in there and I agree. I do not know what I am going to do.

"You plan one thing and you get in there and it all changes. I might have to fight, box, move or go in the trenches.

"But I am capable of having a fight with anyone in the world and I am capable of out-boxing anyone in the world.”

Wilder and Fury have been two of the biggest names in heavyweight boxing for some time.

But what happened the first time the two ever encountered each other?

Fury has recently explained how, after meeting him for the first time around five years ago, he lauded Wilder's ability and predicted they would both go on to be champions.

Tyson Fury always believed he would be fight Wilder in a big heavyweight clash

"I met Wilder along time ago back in 2012 face to face, but I've followed his career since day one because we're from the same era," he said, per iFL TV.

"I actually got him in the ring in Sheffield, England. He was stood at the back of the hall.

"And I got in the ring and said 'everybody, this is Deontay Wilder, the next big American hope. One day he is going to be heavyweight champion of the world and I will be too. And on that day we will fight and it will be the biggest fight for a long, long time.'

"And it's finally, finally come true."

By Fury's standards, he's remained quite respectful to Wilder in the build up to the fight, and it seems he's had that respect for him for a long time.

Who do you think will win: Fury or Wilder? Have your say by leaving a comment below.

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