By Mark Elezaj
Back in December of last year, Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury met in the ring and gave us a Heavyweight classic, a true fan friendly, fight of the year. Both men talked the talk and walked the walk that night. The final outcome was a very controversial split draw, even with Fury getting knocked down twice, leaving us wanting more.
With a rematch in the works for next year, Wilder says things will be different at the end of the fight. He expects to get the knockout victory in the rematch with Fury.
“Second time the bell rings, I’m going to knock him out, but even faster. He’s not getting up this time, I promise you. When I hit Tyson Fury, he had a concussion. He didn’t know how he got up. He didn’t know how he got dropped or how he got up – that’s a sign of a concussion,” Wilder said to Adam Catterall and Gareth A. Davies on talkSPORT’s Fight Night.
“His family don’t want him to fight me again and I understand, they shouldn’t. Because I am the hardest puncher in probably the history, period.”
When asked if he was upset about not being able to stop Fury, he responded;
“I don’t want to start that ‘I have to knock him out’ rumour or energy in my head,” continued Wilder. “A win is a win, whether it is pretty or ugly.
“I don’t regret not getting the finish, it was a controversial fight and controversy sells. It was a good fight the first time and it will be even better the second time.”
Before the rematch with Fury takes place, Wilder is set to face Luis Ortiz in a rematch of their fight in the fall.
~ The Fighting Voice ~