Tyson Fury has vowed to stop Deontay Wilder in the second round on February 22, but the bookmakers believe it is highly unlikely that the challenger dethrones the unbeaten WBC heavyweight champion that quickly.
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Fury and Wilder fought to a controversial draw when they met for the first time back in December 2018, but both men are convinced that there will be no such controversy when they rematch in Las Vegas later this month.
Wilder claims Fury will be having ‘sleepless nights’ in the build-up to the bout and has vowed to put him to sleep in the ring with a trademark knockout finish, but Fury believes it will be him that delivers the finishing blow – and he expects to deliver it rather quickly.
“I’m going to go for round two,” Fury said during an appearance on talkSPORT’s Drivetime show. “I’ve been saying round two all camp and I’m going to stick by round two. I don’t know why, I don’t know when but round two is when it’s going to be.”
Those comments are likely to be laughed off by Wilder, who recently took a shot at the challenger by calling him ‘pillow fists’ because of how ‘soft’ they are, but Fury had his own response for that jibe from the ‘Bronze Bomber’.
And of course, the former world heavyweight champion could not resist the opportunity to reply in trademark Tyson Fury fashion.
“I’m going to make sure they’re [my fists] are going to be extra ducked down feather goose pillows, just for him,” Fury quipped. “And you know what happens when you’re on an extra ducked down feather goose pillow, don’t you? You go to sleep nice and easy!”
So will Fury be a man of his word and stop Wilder in the second round on February 22?
While bookmaker William Hill has installed the challenger as a slight favourite for this one, the firm clearly believes that his best chance of victory will come via decision – perhaps they believe Fury has ‘pillow fists’ too?
Fury is 11/8 to win the fight on points while it is a massive 80/1 that he stops Wilder in round two.
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