Deontay Wilder thinks their rematch makes Tyson Fury nervous

February 14, 11:36 am
Mary Myers
Deontay Wilder thinks their rematch makes Tyson Fury nervous

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WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (42-0-1, 41 KO) is going to have a big rematch next week with British boxing star Tyson Fury (29-0-1, 20 KO). Wilder says he’s sure his opponent is nervous prior to the fight.

“I just think it is nervous energy from the first fight. He can go on and say he beat me by a wide margin, but he honestly does not believe that. When you knock someone out and give them a concussion, you never forget that – and when you go back in the ring with the person who did it again, that has to be stressful. You can’t sleep at night. The Gypsy King is going to get floored – and this time around, he is definitely not getting up,” Wilder said.

Wilder refers to the second knock down in their first fight when Fury faced real problems in the ring. Many even think the referee gave the Brit a few more seconds to recover, enabling Wilder to hint at the knockout being waved off.

The rematch is going to take place in Las Vegas on February 22. The first fight happened in 2018 and ended with a draw.