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Fury seeks 2nd Round KO vs Wilder

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By Ponciano "John" Melo Jr. 


Tyson Fury was hyped during the grand arrival at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas ahead of their much-awaited rematch of fellow heavyweight giant and WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder.

The title of the lineal heavyweight champion will also be on the line come Saturday night but the Gypsy King Fury seemed not pressured on defending his title as well as taking Wilder’s WBC belt after predicting an early knockout victory.

“One hundred percent, second round,” Fury claimed after being asked if he still believes in what he said at the previous press conference.

Both gentlemen have a lot to lose on the rematch after their controversial split draw on 2018.  The Bronze Boomer Wilder will be defending his belt for the 11th time after his recent victory against the King Kong Luis Ortiz in a stunning seventh-round knockout. Meanwhile, Fury will also put his lineal title on the line despite some claiming his title is just a fiction.

Fury won three belts after defeating Wladimir Klitschko in 2015 but lost all of it after a three-year absence. He claimed that the belts were not lost in the ring but due to his retirement after struggling with depression.

Nonetheless, which seems to matter to both unbeaten boxers is to settle their rivalry on the ring.

“I’m looking forward to provide my energy as well him providing his energy. We both collide together to have an amazing fight and then at the end, we will embrace each other, love on each other and tell each other what great job that we did,” Fury said during the grand arrival.

The rematch, however, was about to lose hope after Fury signed with the Top Rank Promotions but Wilder emphasized their will of Fury to only fight the best among the best.

“It’s so bigger than boxing. I think the fans will agree as well because all they want to see is the best fighting the best. And that is what I’ve been wanting to, the best fighting the best,” said Fury.

“This is a living witness that things can happen. People can come together and make the best fight happen for the fans to see. Because it is the only way to see who is the best in the division,” he added.


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