News | Feb 14 2020

Tyson Fury says controversial Wilder draw was a ‘blessing in disguise’

Tyson Fury declares that he will need to knock out Deontay Wilder to guarantee victory in Las Vegas
Tyson Fury
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TYSON FURY’S rematch with Deontay Wilder is looming ever closer. The two will fight a return for Wilder’s WBC heavyweight title on February 22 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas after a controversial draw all the way back in 2018. Britain’s Fury however insists that “it was almost a blessing in disguise” that he didn’t get the decision.

But he added, “I believe I can outbox Deontay Wilder very, very comfortably but the fact of the matter is I believed I outboxed him last time and it is no good me believing it, the judges have to believe it.

“To guarantee a victory, I have got to get a knockout. I don’t want to leave anything unturned this time and I don’t want another controversial decision. I want it to be defining either way.”