Deontay Wilder looking to finish off what he started in the 12th round of the first fight!
Oddly enough, the premier presser for Deontay Wilder v Tyson Fury 2 was characterized by a laid back, somber feeling. Sure Tyson “Gypsy King” Fury (29-0-1, 20 KO’s), who is never at a loss for words, dazzled the crowd with his silver tongue that any used car salesman would kill for.
On the opposite side of the stage WBC world heavyweight champion Deontay “Bronze Bomber” Wilder (42-0-1, 41 KO’s) spoke about positive energy, promised to knock Fury out and bellowed his trade mark “bomb squad!”
Nevertheless, the event still felt somewhat subdued.
FOCUSED AND INTENSE
Perhaps this was due to Wilder being in such a cozy head space because he was marching into a rematch. Having shared the ring with Fury for the full 36-minute, 12 round duration the WBC champion feels he has all the information he needs. In that time period Wilder is confident he has cracked the Gypsy King’s herky-jerky code.
Looking back on their first dust-up Wilder felt as though he fought a flawed, rushed fight due to being overanxious. This time around the Bomber believes those antsy feelings to have been exorcised. By competing in a more level-headed frame of mind Wilder is convinced that he will put Fury down for the full ten-count Las Vegas.
Considering the Bronze Bomber deposited Fury on the canvas twice in the first slug-fest, his belief stems from more than merely wishing on a twinkling midnight star.
“Everything that he wants to do, I’m going to defuse it. Everything he do, that herky-jerky stuff, trying to win rounds at the end of the round, sticking his tongue out and shaking his bald head, that shit ain’t going to work. That ain’t going to work!
“So, I’m looking forward to the rematch. We know that when I talk and say things, things actually happen. We know that when he talks, its only to entertain, to try to get a couple of jokes and laughs and stuff like that.
“But February 22, when that bell ring it ain’t no joke about that!”
RENT FREE LIVING
Precisely because he did put the Gypsy King down a pair of times, Wilder is certain that Fury has played this traumatic event over and over in his mind. Thinking Fury is simply posturing for the cameras and fans, the WBC champion has never been more convinced about the knockout. If he had to bet, he is sure that Fury is worried about that exact thing!
“You’re going to see a much more calmer and patient Wilder this time, just like you saw against Ortiz. Like he said he is ready right now, I am too! And I can say it with a smile. I am in a happy place in my life.
“I’m very happy. I’m blessed. My family is blessed and I am looking forward to this rematch. This is to settle the talk, you know? Winner takes all right here and I cant wait! Trust me, he’s getting knocked out!”
By: Bakari Simpson