Tyson Fury leaned into the microphone and issued an audacious prediction to Deontay Wilder regarding their heavyweight rematch (TheScore).
”You’re going to sleep in two rounds,” the English champion said Monday.
Wilder replied by picking up his own microphone and loudly sniffing it, mocking Fury for his past problems with drug abuse.
When these two unbeaten heavyweights got together in downtown Los Angeles on Monday, they picked up right where they left off across the street in December 2018.
Their thrilling split draw at Staples Center has led to a rematch Feb. 22 in Las Vegas, and both men claim they expect a knockout victory in what’s likely to be the most-anticipated heavyweight title fight in recent years.
Although both fighters are skilled in the craft of promotional hyperbole, it was still a surprise when Fury (29-0-1, 20 KOs) declared he can knock out Wilder within the first six minutes at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.