Deontay Wilder: I’m always in my element!
WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (42-0-1, 41KOs) and Lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury (29-0-1, 20KOs) got reacquainted for some pre-fight festivities before their highly anticipated February 22 rematch.
Their first battle ended in controversy. Many felt Fury clearly did enough to warrant being crowned the WBC heavyweight champion. The position withstands even Fury being dropped twice in the course of their 12-round fight. Wilder, til this day, believes Fury was knocked out in that dramatic twelfth round where Fury arose from the canvas like he was the Undertaker.
BETTER FOR THE SHORT WAIT
However, with that now behind both men, we can all look forward to their second showdown. This is a quick turnaround for Wilder. The WBC champion just fought November 23, 2019 in a rematch with Luis Ortiz, knocking him out in highlight reel fashion in the seventh round.
Wilder, who exudes a tremendous amount of confidence and self-belief, welcomes it.
“I can’t wait! Y’all already know man, I’m always in my element, always in the zone and right now man I can’t wait. I’m going into camp, I can’t wait to get back into camp. You know my body feels like it’s walking into the sixth week of camp instead of the third week of camp. It’s been amazing for me because it’s been a quick turnaround. Usually it’s months and months at a time before another fight, but I’m still coming in shape. You know I always say I put shape on top of shape. But this time around, I’m putting shape on top of shape on top of shape. You know, it’ll allow me to prepare even harder for him.”
The quick turnaround could be very beneficial for Wilder compared to the rest that Fury has had, with his last fight coming in September against Otto Wallin (20-1, 13KOs).
By: Jerrell Fletcher