Tyson Fury is in a confident mood ahead of his imminent trilogy fight with Deontay Wilder. After spending the bulk of the year focusing on a potential fight with Anthony Joshua, Fury will instead be going over old ground as he faces Wilder in Las Vegas on July 24th thanks to an arbiter’s ruling.
Fury was dropped twice by Wilder before emerging with a draw in 2018 but their 2020 rematch was a one-sided masterclass from the British fighter, who stopped Wilder in seven rounds.
Due to the manner of the rematch performance, Fury is a significant favourite, and he’s promising another painful night for the heavy-handed American.
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"Clearly he’s suffered his first mental breakdown since I gave him his first defeat,” said Fury to the Daily Mail. “Not surprising really. I injured him heavily.
"As well as the torn biceps he kept going on about he ended up with a ruptured shoulder, while I also gave him a cracked skull and two burst ear-drums.
"I smashed him to pieces. He felt like he’d been run over by an 18-wheeler. Make that a six-foot-niner. Then he lost the plot completely with all those mad allegations.
“I haven’t spoken to him since that night but he’s had a lot of mental issues. I would be the best person to help him. I will if he wants. Maybe not before July 24.
"I hope he brings a lot more to the ring than last time. That was a one-sided beat-down but I love real challenges. I didn’t think he would take the trilogy fight but he’s proved me wrong.
“Either he’s a glutton for punishment or he’s just coming for the money. Because he knows he can’t win. At least it will be over quicker for him. He won’t last seven rounds this time."