Tyson Fury has pledged to knock out Deontay Wilder when the pair meet next month, insisting he cannot trust judges to award him a win on points.
The pair’s first fight back in 2018 was deemed a controversial draw but Fury is adamant he will take the decision away from the officials come the fight by winning before the final bell in Las Vegas on February 22.
“I know I will not get a decision in the US,” he told a news conference in Los Angeles. “They had to rob a man who had been out of the ring for three years and still couldn’t beat him.
“I’m not coming here for a points decision – I’ve had too many of them – I’m coming here for the knockout. I’ve had 21 of them and, from the heart, that’s what I’m looking to do.
“This is why I employed Sugar Hill. If I didn’t want a knockout, I wouldn’t have hired a Kronk trainer. If I didn’t want a knockout, I’d have kept Ben Davison [his former trainer] and working on that herky-jerky style.”
The lucrative rematch is set to be shown on BT Sport despite reports Sky had made a £10million offer to televise the clash.