It’s time for round two between Unbeaten WBC Heavyweight Champion Deontay Wilder and Undefeated Lineal Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury!
Hollywood Unlocked was live at the Novo in Downtown Los Angeles for the kick-off of the Wilder vs Fury II press conference.
Unbeaten WBC Heavyweight World ChampionDeontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder and undefeated lineal champion Tyson “The Gypsy King” Fury first went head to head 14 months ago when a 12th round knockout and recovery ended in a draw. Because of that Wilder was able to keep his title and his belt!
During the press conference, both men stood face to face smack talking before taking their seats and sharing with press what we can expect from the upcoming rematch.
Fury who took to the mic first declared that he was actually the winner of the match.
“What’s going to happen in this fight is that I’m going to get what I rightfully won last time. I’m going to get the green belt and keep my lineal title. And if he wants to rematch me after, I’ll beat him again. I’ve already beat him once, and I know I can beat him three times in a row.
However, Wilder says that was not the case.
“If he beat me, then why all the new trainers? Every day it changes. Firing and hiring. He wants to talk about being out of shape the first time, but he was in great shape. He spent 100,000 pounds on all those camps. I still to this day have the same people with me and I don’t need to change it.
During their times to speak, both men shared that they expect there to be a knockout with Fury calling it in the 2nd round.
“I’m looking for a knockout. That’s why I hired Sugarhill. He gets you to sit down on that big right hand. That’s what I’m looking for. There’s the game plan. If I wasn’t looking for a knockout, I would have sharpened up what I did in the last fight. I’m not coming for that. I’m looking for my 21st knockout
As for Wilder, he said;
“I knocked him out the first time we fought. I told him two years ago I was going to baptize him. Rising up is part of the baptism. But this a different story. This is unfinished business. Because he’s in WWE I’m going to make sure he gets knocked out of the ring, I might even come down with a flying elbow from the top rope.
This fight will be Wilders’s 4th time taking the ring in a rematch while Fury comes behind him with it being his 3rd time in a rematch.
While both men faced off once again at the end of the press conference with a few words, it all ended well with a unanimous handshake from both Wilder and Fury.
You can catch the fight on FOX Sports PPV & ESPN+ PPV from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on February 22, 2020.