By Mark Elezaj
WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury believes Deontay Wilder is fighting “to prove his worth” when they meet for the much anticipated third bout between the two heavyweight juggernauts.
In their first fight, Fury, who was dropped twice, fought Wilder to a controversial twelve round split decision draw at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
In their rematch, Fury went on to dominate Wilder, winning by technical knockout to claim the WBC heavyweight championship.
Some boxing experts have already backed Fury to be victorious in their rematch, but the ‘Gypsy King’ is saying not so fast.
“Heavyweight boxing takes one punch. Dismantle Deontay Wilder? It only takes one punch off Deontay Wilder,” Fury told Sky Sports.
“Still a very dangerous opponent, still a very hungry man, who is coming in there to prove his worth, to prove he can come back and become a two-time heavyweight champion. More dangerous than the last fight, for sure. Do you know what? It’s just a boxing match. It’s a boxing match, I don’t look at it like anything else. You win some, you lose some. You never can tell.”
The third bout between Fury and Wilder is being considered for outside of the US and the UK due to the coronavirus pandemic, but Fury says that he’s not concerned with the location, he just wants to know when and where.
“I’m looking forward to the challenge, whenever that may be,” Fury said.
“I’ll get over there, nice and early, eight to 10 weeks beforehand. Put in a good, gruelling training camp. Hopefully I’ll be injury-free and we’ll go out there and dance beneath the stars, in front of the world after the coronavirus.
“God willing everything goes to plan, and we both get out the ring safely, and go back to our families in one piece, and the show continues to the next one, whatever that may be. I’d love to get out there and do what I do best, boxing, but it’s out of my hands. It’s out of everybody’s hands, apart from people who are running the world, and unfortunately, I’m not one of those, and I’m glad I’m not because that job is difficult. Much more difficult than taking punches in the face for money.”
~ The Fighting Voice ~