Wilder On Fury Rematch: “I Had Only One Hand The First Fight!”

Deontay Wilder States His Hand Is Good!

Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury
Deontay Wilder (left) and Tyson Fury

Deontay Wilder claims he is much healthier going into the Tyson Fury rematch!

With a little more than a month to go before his next bout, WBC world heavyweight champion Deontay “Bronze Bomber” Wilder (42-0-1, 41 KO’s) is one relaxed and tranquil individual. This is because he is thoroughly convinced that on his February 22 fight date, he will annihilate Tyson “Gypsy King” Fury (29-0-1, 20 KO’s) in their highly anticipated rematch.


The ferocious Alabaman power-puncher feels that he has a few reasons to be at ease. First and foremost he is happy with the simple fact that the prizefight is actually going to happen. After maneuvering himself out of the immediate rematch, Fury fought two fights against softer opposition and made a quick foray into WWE.

During that time, Wilder also took on two bouts. The first came about with Dominic “Trouble” Breazeale (20-2, 18 KO’s) while the other was with Luis “King Kong” Ortiz (31-2, 26 KO’s). Now that both have come through unscathed, the rematch is a go.

Wilder is further contented in knowing that he does well in rematches. The fight with Fury will mark his third. In his previous two, against Bermane Stiverne and Luis Ortiz, the Bronze Bomber scored vicious viral knockouts. The WBC champ is certain that Fury will follow in his predecessors unconscious foot print.


Yet, most importantly, Wilder is ecstatic that he has been able to enjoy a successful and healthy camp. During an exclusive interview with 78SportsTV, Wilder revealed that he had broken his arm ahead of the premier bout with Fury.

Due to his impaired limb, the Bomber was not able to train as he would have preferred. Despite the ailment, as history has recorded, Wilder went ahead with the bout. Even with the sub-optimal training camp, he was still able to put Fury on the canvas twice. Armed with this realization, and unhampered with injury, the WBC champ is adamant that he will flatten the Gypsy King.

“My body feels amazing! So, one thing about this fight 78, I had only one hand the first fight. As I mentioned before, I broke my hand in camp for the first one, so I didn’t throw no right hands in camp.

“I told myself if I was going to jeopardize in breaking my hand again, I’d rather do in the fight. At least I knew I was going to get paid. But this time around I have both arms, I’m more healthy. This boy is getting knocked out, trust me!”

By: Bakari Simpson

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