The boxing world would witness one of the best matches that would be fought this decade on the 22nd of February as Deontay Wilder takes on Tyson Fury for the second time at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Paradise, Nevada, US.
This would be the sequel to the match that was fought on December 1, 2018, that ended in a split draw. The decision of that match has seen both fighters maintain their unbeaten streak.
The fixture between the two is something that had always generated interest years before they fought, with people wanting to see who was stronger between the two. Wilder is the WBC heavyweight champion, holding the post since 2015. He has an amazing professional record of 42 wins out of 43 fights, with one draw, from the fight against Fury. He has maintained the win for more than 10 years, since turning pro in 2008. Fury is also not left out of having established himself and winning 29 fights, 20 of them by KO, our of 30, only suffering a draw against Wilder. Now, with the fixture coming up soon, one of them is bound to suffer a loss.
Speaking at a press conference organized on Saturday, Wilder dismissed the credibility of Fury’s claim after the latter said the fight was going to be over in just two rounds after he wins by a knockout. Wilder expressed that it is very unlikely for Fury to achieve such a feat since he thinks “…Tyson has pillows as fists”, claiming he did not feel them in the last meeting. Although he said, he would be careful, saying he would take Fury’s word for it and fit it into his game plan.
Fury, however, has said he is very sure he can achieve knocking out Wilder under two rounds, using his career record and “iron will” as a guarantee. He admits that Wilder is the better puncher, but claims his determination would see him through and give him the victory he wants.
Wilder criticized Fury for making changes to his camp, saying he now has too many people calling the shots, but Fury replied that he only aligns with those who would make him better, and it is nothing personal.
Deontay Wilder is priced at 2.15 to win Tyson Fury, while Fury is set at 1.65.
Written by: Leon Osamor