Tyson Fury has revealed he knocked out cold all his sparring partners throughout training camp, as he prepares for his blockbuster rematch against Deontay Wilder this coming Saturday, in Las Vegas.
The always boastful ‘Gypsy King’ has made many bold statements over the years, but his recent prediction of a second-round knockout victory over the ‘Bronze Bomber’ was presumptuous even for him.
Experts are split on who is going to win this 50-50 showdown, but most feel if Fury emerges victorious, it will be via his superior technical ability in the ring, opposed to the brute strength and raw power of his American rival.
When they first met in December 2018, Fury out-boxed Wilder for large stretches of the fight, however, two knockdowns by the 34-year-old Alabama-native led the fight to be controversially scored as a split draw.
In the buildup to this epic rematch, the usual pre-fight rumours have been circling, as promoter Eddie Hearn and David Haye backed Wilder to win after hearing Fury suffered problems in his training camp.
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However, the giant Mancunian has denied these allegations, claiming to have laid out all his sparring partners in preparation for the hard-hitting Wilder.
“I couldn’t have done anything more. I am feeling ready to go. I have left no stone unturned,” said Fury, per The Sun.
“Every box has been ticked and I have finished the training and all that has to be done.
“Being that I have knocked all of my sparring partners out cold, I am definitely looking like a beast.”
Strong words from the ‘Gypsy King,’ who had to respond after Wilder mocked him for having ‘pillow fists.’
Much has changed since their first bout in 2018, Fury signed a $100 million contract with Top Rank and ESPN, and fought twice more in Las Vegas.
The 31-year-old earned an easy knockout win over Tom Schwarz in June 2019, and survived a bad cut over his eye that would require 47 stitches, in victory over Otto Wallin last September.
Meanwhile, Wilder brushed aside Dominic Breazeale with a first-round knockout victory in May 2019, and then stopped Luiz Ortiz in their rematch last September with a brutal right hook in the seventh.
Fury has also changed his trainer for the rematch, switching from Ben Davison to Javan “Sugarhill” Steward, the nephew of Hall of Fame trainer Emanuel Steward.
The fight dubbed as the ‘greatest heavyweight matchup of the last 50 years’ will surely live up to the bill, as these two great athletes battle it out for the WBC belt, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, on Saturday.News Now - Sport News