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He’ll be looking up off his back… Fury backs himself to KO Wilder

‘If Deontay Wilder ever had a prayer of beating me, that was his time’: Tyson Fury backs himself to knock out ‘Bronze Bomber’ in rematch

  • Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder fought to controversial draw in fight last year 
  • ‘Gypsy King’ recovered from brutal late knockdown to make it to final bell 
  • He thinks he’ll be stronger in rematch and backed himself to finish Wilder
  • ‘He’ll be looking up off his back next time we meet’, claimed lineal champion 

Tyson Fury is adamant that he will knock out Deontay Wilder in their highly anticipated heavyweight rematch. 

The British heavyweight and ‘Bronze Bomber’ fought to a controversial draw on the scorecards last year but Fury believes that was the American’s only chance to beat him. 

‘If Deontay Wilder ever had a prayer of beating me, that was his time, he couldn’t do it,’ the 30-year-old told ESPN.

Deontay Wilder dropped Tyson Fury twice in their first fight but the Brit is still confident

Fury believes that Wilder has missed his opportunity and has nowhere to turn now

‘I can beat Wilder seven days a week and twice on a Sunday. He’ll be looking up off his back next time we meet.’   

It was Fury who somehow rose from the flat of his back in the twelfth round in Los Angeles and many believed he should have won the fight after out-boxing his opponent for much of the contest. 

‘If I’d lost to Deontay Wilder I would say, fair play Deontay you beat me. No chance. I won the fight, 10 rounds to 2. But I get a draw, which only adds cayenne pepper to my story, cause it makes it more watchable, more controversial!’ he added.

‘After everything I’ve been through, they’ve robbed me of the biggest comeback in boxing history.

‘I was unconscious for four seconds, but I was rose to my feet for a purpose. I wanted to show to everybody that no matter what life throws at you, how hard it beats you down, we can always get up and continue.’ 

Fury is to face Tom Schwarz in Las Vegas this Saturday and Wilder meets Luiz Ortiz before the rematch takes place later this year. 

The ‘Gypsy King’ has come a long way and forged a remarkable comeback after suffering with depression following his victory over Wladimir Klitschko in 2015. 

And Fury went on to explain how he was feeling. 

The ‘Gypsy King’ has achieved newfound popularity and spoken about mental health

‘It doesn’t get any darker than not wanting to live. That’s as dark as it can go I suppose, and that’s where at I was in my life. 

‘I prayed to god to kill me. I’d wake up in the morning and I’d say why did I wake up again, why am I back in this place I don’t want to be? This is a man who’s got everything by the way – wife, family, achievements, money, fame, glory – everything. 

‘But it didn’t mean nothing because I was very unwell, and when you’re in that very dark place nothing matters, nothing. Nobody will ever really know how far I came back, apart from my immediate family.’ 




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