With just a few days to go for the epic rematch between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder, both fighters have issued several warnings to each other.
A battle of wits ahead of a matchup so epic is not unheard of. After all, any combat sport involves a lot of mental gameplay. That a fighter wins half the battle when he manages to play with his opponent’s mind is a very common notion. Both the undefeated Heavyweights are rigorously engaging in this age-old regime in order to ensure their respective victories.
The rich history that the two have makes the mind games even more exciting. Their previous bout ended in a controversial draw. While Deontay Wilder knocked Tyson Fury down twice, Fury landed more punches. At the end of the twelfth round, both fighters seemed confident in their own victories. Well, one thing they did have in common is that they were both in for a surprise.
The matchup was the greatest event in Heavyweight Boxing in decades. The follow-up to the fight has garnered unrealistic hype and the fight sure is going to be worth it.
“I am going to rip out his heart and feed it to him”: Tyson Fury on Deontay Wilder
It was Tyson Fury’s chance to retaliate in the battle of wits, and retaliate he did. “It’s Las Vegas. I want to put on a show,” Fury said. “Wilder is not going to beat me. His power is not going to hurt me. I want a knockout this time. I’d prefer to go down swinging than outbox him and not get the decision. I’m going to make it so that I’m in control and I take it out of anybody’s hands. I’ll step him up until he can’t go anymore. Until he is going to quit or he is knocked out.”
Even though Wilder clearly was the only one who executed knock-out strikes in their last face-off, Fury seems confident that this time around, he will be the one knocking Wilder out.
He also took several digs at Wilder’s fights and fighting style. He said, “I look at Wilder and I don’t see a tough fight. If you are fighting and knocking out real opposition that would impress me, but I look at his résumé and he has fought a few former football players, a few has-beens and a load of bums. I am going to give him his first loss.”
Both Boxers seem ready to employ the best of their skills in one of the most essential matches that either of the two will ever be a part of. Who do you think will dominate Part 2 of Wilder vs. Fury?