September 18, 2020

In what is said to be the only press conference for Wilder vs. Fury II.  WBC Heavyweight Champion Deontay Wilder and lineal champion Tyson Fury appeared together in Los Angeles on Monday ahead of their much anticipated rematch in February.  

The two fighters were in typical form. Deontay Wilder brought his trademark scream and growl. While Tyson Fury brought his wit, banter and a wardrobe even Walt “Clyde” Frazier would envy. 

The two last met in 2018, the result was a draw. However, it was a noteworthy bout because Tyson Fury nearly defeated Wilder. If not for a 12th round knockdown of Fury by Wilder, for which Fury narrowly beat the count. Fury would have likely won. It all but guaranteed a rematch. The two spent 2019 on respective tune-up bouts. However, on February 22nd, in Las Vegas Wilder and Fury will once again clash for heavyweight supremacy in Wilder vs. Fury II. Here are some of the noteworthy quotes from Monday’s press conference.

Wilder on Fury…

Deontay Wilder didn’t mince words. When he took to the podium he stated, “I told Fury two years ago I was going to baptize him and I did. Rising up is part of the baptism. But this time he’s going to fall….timber. This is unfinished business and since he’s in WWE I’ll make sure he goes right out of the ring.”

“Two different fighters. Two different paths. One just wants to play it safe and survive. While I want to build a legacy. One goes around saying he has lineal title, that’s make believe and fake….with no belt, except the one that holds his pants up. But on February 22nd, that lineal bullshit…it ends.”

Fury on Wilder…

Ever the showman. Tyson Fury appeared in a suit Walt “Clyde” Frazier would envy. However, as to the substance of the event he was never more clear. Aside from demonstrating his historical knowledge of the sport, of which he appears to be well versed. Fury was straight forward about the night, the fight and the fighter. 

“For the first time in my career, I don’t need to sell this fight. People know what they are going to get. You know you going to get a good fight.”

“I’m going to out there. I am going to give him a boxing lesson and I’m going to knock him out. That’s exactly what I’m going to do.” 

“When I get him in there again, I’m going to make him feel the fury. I’ve never been so sure of anything in me whole life.”

Win, lose or draw it should be a great fight. And with the chemistry between these two. Post boxing they could easily stand in for Will Smith and Martin Lawrence in Bad Boys 4. Wilder vs. Fury II goes down February 22nd at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Until then, for a closer look a the presser check out our gallery below.

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