Tyson Fury believes his trilogy fight with Deontay Wilder will be an even easier affair than outings one and two.
Fury last met the American in the ring last February, where he trounced him over the course of seven rounds en route to a corner stoppage. Now, after an arbitrator ruled Wilder was entitled to a rematch, Fury is being characteristically bold about his chances in contest number three.
“I give me game plan away the first time because he wasn’t good enough to do anything about it and I’ll do the same thing this time because he isn’t good enough to do anything about it,” Fury said. “Deontay Wilder’s a one-trick pony, he’s got one-punch power, we all know that, great. But what I’m going to do to Deontay Wilder this time is I’m gonna run him over as if I’m an 18-wheeler and he’s a human being and I guarantee he does not go past where he did before. Because before I only had five or six weeks of practicing what I was gonna do to him, this time I’ve had 18 months of practicing what I’m gonna do to him so I anticipate it’s gonna be like an 18-wheeler running over somebody and that’s what you’re gonna see.
“I’m building my weight up. I’m trying to get up to 300 pounds for this fight because I’m looking for a big knockout straight away. I don’t believe he’s mentally, physically, or emotionally involved in his fight. I think he’s doing it for the wrong reasons. When people do things for the wrong reasons they always wind up getting hurt. So we’ll see on fight night if I’m a man to my word and if I can run him over quicker than round seven and I think I do, for sure.”
While Fury might have been willing to make bold statements, Wilder on the other hand refused to engage, wearing headphones and only offering a brief statement as the press conference kicked off.
In Fury’s mind? It’s a tell.
“It shows how weak of a mental person he is and how much the beating from the last fight has took an emotional, physical effect on his life,” Fury said. “I was worried about Deontay Wilder for quite a while after the defeat that I gave him and obviously he’s doing his little thing with his earphones on and doesn’t want to answer any questions, that’s up to him.”