A Furious Tyson Fury vowed to knockout Deontay Wilder when the two rivals meet for the third time on Sunday from 3am in Las Vegas with the Briton’s WBC heavyweight title on the line.
The undefeated Fury (30-0-1), who battled Wilder (42-1-1) to a draw in 2018 before taking the belt from the American 20 months ago, was the aggressor in their pre-fight press conference, repeatedly berating the former champion.
Fury told Wilder: “You’re a weak man and you’re getting knocked out. Your legacy will be in tatters. Torn to bits. Finished.”
Fury is fuming at Wilder’s claims that the “Gypsy King” cheated in their last meeting by illegally tampering with his gloves ahead of the seventh-round stoppage.
Saturday’s fight was scheduled for July 24 before Fury’s positive Covid-19 test forced a postponement.
Wilder says he has “nothing to lose and everything to gain” in the fight.
He says: “I’m in a great place, a great state of mind. There’s nothing to prove at all. This right here in redemption, retaliation and retribution.”
The winner is expected to face Oleksandr Usyk, who holds the other three titles, for a chance to become the first undisputed heavyweight champion since Lennox Lewis 21 years ago.