Deontay Wilder has vowed to shock the world when he steps into the ring with Tyson Fury for a third time, as reported by Sky Sports.
Fury v Wilder III is not the fight we wanted this summer, but it’s the fight we’ve got.
With negotiations between Fury and Anthony Joshua’s camps dragging on seemingly endlessly, perhaps it’s for the best that the lineal heavyweight champion got something in the calendar, staying active and making sure he’s ready to take on AJ.
Besides, another opportunity to see him knock seven bells out of the American is sure to put a smile on the face of a fair few boxing fans. The one-punch-pony would be firmly shoved into retirement with a second consecutive defeat.
Though, that’s not what he foresees. As is quoted by Sky Sports, Wilder, as he was before both the first and second bouts, is confident that he’s going to shock the world, insisting that he’s hurt Fury more than Fury’s hurt him over the two previous fights.
“Not only is Fury in for a shock, but the whole world is. I’m looking forward to July 24, to show the greatness of me.”
“Of course, Fury [was more hurt]. I gave him concussion. Didn’t you see his eyes go back in the back of his head?”
“Even under the circumstances that I was under, he can’t even knock me out. I was alive and well, still standing on my feet, so he has a lot to worry about. Not me.”
“Like I said, the truth shall set you free. This is retaliation.”
All jokes aside, Wilder’s right hand is a dangerous tool, something that Fury will need to be well aware of heading into the fight. He has the punch power to end it in an instant, even if he is being out-boxed.
A Deontay Wilder with a point to prove has to be considered a dangerous Deontay Wilder.
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