Deontay Wilder has claimed a rematch with Tyson Fury would be “a piece of cake” for him.
The two heavyweights battled to a remarkable draw at the Staples Centre, Los Angeles, in December last year, as Wilder scored two knockdowns but still didn’t win the fight, while many felt he was fortunate not to lose.
One of those knockdowns created that dramatic moment Fury rose from the canvas in the final round, after seemingly being knocked out clean by ‘The Bronze Bomber’.
Talks over a rematch collapsed earlier in the year but Wilder is certain a second encounter would go his way.
“The rematch with Fury would be a piece of cake for me," he told the Daily Mail.
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“At this point in my life and my career I have the world's attention. I am on the rise.
“I wanted to end that fight with Fury with a devastating knockout, something that I always do
“I got too excited, the man had some kind of gypsy magic on me, that's for sure.”
Wilder added: "The second time around it would be a piece of cake, Fury and his people know that, that's why they didn't take the rematch.
“I gave Fury a concussion that night, he don't even know how he got on the ground and when a man don't know how he got on the ground or got up, he's in a bad place.
“How can a man win after being put on his ass twice? The referee helped him big time.”
Despite what Wilder’s analysis would have you believe, the bout was closely fought and both boxers felt aggrieved after the draw.
Instead of a rematch up next, WBC Heavyweight champion Wilder has a mandatory title defence against Dominic Breazeale on May 18th, while Fury faces Tom Schwarz on June 15th.
Fury still seems to be in Wilder’s sights though, who concluded: “If he beat me so dramatically, if he outpointed me so much, then why not a rematch?
“Surely it would be easy for him, the way he's talking. But that's not the case.”