A little over a year ago, WBC champion Deontay Wilder stepped into the ring against mandatory challenger by the name of Bermane Stiverne.
What followed was one of the most exciting moments of the American superstar's entire boxing career.
The Haitian-Canadian boxer lasted just three minutes against the American, before already falling to defeat by KO.
What Deontay Wilder sees for the future is Tyson Fury knocked out cold within the first round.
“I’m definitely – the way I’m feeling – I could see a first round knockout,” Wilder told ThaBoxingVoice, as per TalkSPORT, when asked about his heated demeanour on fight week.
“This guy is scared, Tyson Fury is scared. I know fear.
“It’s certain ways you look, certain ways with your eye contract, certain ways with your facial expressions. Even certain things that you said.
“I’ve been in a lot of situations in my lifetime, I’ve been a lot of fights too, I know what fear looks like.
“I know what fear looks like, I can sense it. Just like a dog can smell fear, we can do the same thing too.”
Wilder then began to take sympathy for his British opponent for having to face him in the ring.
The American has an astonishing 40-0 record with 39 KOs.
The one win-by-decision was against Stiverne years back, he then called for a rematch and now the rest is history.
With this record, Wilder believes that Fury should be scared to come up against him.
“Why would he not be scared?” Wilder continued. “I’m a 98 per cent knockout ratio, he‘s only 70 per cent.
“He’s never been in the ring with someone of my calibre. Every fight he’s been in has been a boring fight.
“The only fight that was exciting was seeing him getting dropped by Steve Cunningham, a cruiserweight.
“With me, I’m a natural killer. I have a natural killer instinct in the ring.
“I’ve knocked out every fighter in the ring, that right there speaks volumes.”
Wilder certainly does boast quite the CV in the sport, and this Saturday once again proves to be a major test to see if he can extend his magnificent winning run.
Fury also boasts an undefeated record, one of less fights and less KOs than Wilder, but something still worthy of the utmost respect.
Two greats of the sport go head-to-head on December 1 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, and it will certainly be a blockbuster eventNews Now - Sport News