Wilder v Fury preview: Fury 100/1 to live up to his KO promise

Dave Kuzio:

Tyson Fury is confident he will knock out Deontay Wilder in Las Vegas on Saturday to become the WBA, The Ring and Lineal heavyweight champion of the world.

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Deontay Wilder versus Tyson Fury II takes place on Saturday, February 22 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Bookmaker BetVictor have odds of 9/2 for Fury to knockout Wilder and become champion for their existing customers, although new customers are urged to sign-up and get a price boost offer of 100/1 for the same outcome.

Wilder and Fury battled to a 12 round split decision draw in their first bout in December 2018, with many people believing Fury should have won despite being knocked to the canvas twice.

Fury got up off the mat in the 12th round, much to the surprise of Wilder who thought he had knocked out his 40th opponent, to finish the contest.

Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury trade insults (Photo by Larry Burton/Zuma Press/PA Images)

The British fighter has told everyone who would listen that he won the first fight, and he believes he will get his hand raised properly this time with a knockout performance.

Speaking in the build-up to the fight, Fury said: “I think the rematch is a totally different fight. I’m looking for a knockout from the first bell and I’m sure he’s going to be doing the same. It’s going to be a quicker fight than it was. I don’t see it going the distance.

“I just want to give him some payback, make him kiss that canvas a few times.

“I’ve got 20 knockouts out of 29 wins. It’s what it is. Anybody can be knocked out. We’re only human beings.

“If the fight goes 12 rounds, I’ve won every round, anyway. If the fight doesn’t go 12 rounds, I’ve knocked him out. So, either way, I see myself winning. There is no losing in this fight.

“I see him going down with a jab. Straight left. I put Schwarz down with that straight jab and I’ve done many in the gym, as well. That’s the shot I’m going to be looking for; knuckles down, straight jab to the nose.”