Tyson Fury has warned Deontay Wilder he cannot wait to ‘knock him spark out’ this weekend – even though he knows ‘Wilder is the biggest puncher in the history of our sport’.
The bitter rivals – who have a combined record of 62 knockouts – are going to battle again on October 9.
‘Fury vs Wilder III: Once and For All’ is a highly-anticipated trilogy fight that will take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
The Gypsy King isn’t commonly known as a knockout artist – but Fury hopes to change that narrative.
When asked if he will be hunting for the KO, Fury told Sky Sports: “When we was first going to fight, I thought he was a decent man, like a family man, doing it for his kids and all that.
Before the fired-up bruiser added: “But now I know he’s a real piece of garbage, piece of rubbish, and I’m going to knock him spark out on Saturday night.
“I cannot wait to get him in the ring and give him a good hiding.”
Fury has been open and transparent about his struggles with mental health issues of his own in the past.
But the lineal heavyweight champ feels he has the mental edge ahead of his next bout.
He added: “I’m living in Wilder’s head rent free the whole time [for the past] two years.
“Every time he looks in the mirror he sees Tyson Fury, every time he goes to bed before he closes his eyes at night, he sees The Gypsy King.
“Everything [sic] he wakes up and thinks about in the morning, he thinks about Tyson Fury.”
Former unified heavyweight champion Fury, 33, has also insisted the two are just going to ‘start trading straight away from round one’.
“We’re just going to get straight on the front foot, straight at him, start trading, straight away from round one,” he explained.
“Wilder is the biggest puncher in the history of our sport.
“When I beat him this time, his career is over, just like if AJ loses again to Usyk, his career is over too.
“So he really needs a win, but he ain’t getting it, that’s for sure.”