Tyson Fury plans to do a light job of Deontay Wilder and knock him out even faster than he did in February 2020.
The “Gypsy King” will face the Frankish American for the third time next month with the WBC heavyweight championship at stake.
Fury ripped the belt off Wilder when they met almost 20 months ago in Las Vegas with a powerful and punishing display that ended in round seven.
Wilder was heavily let loose on two separate occasions and appeared shocked at Fury’s powerful panache, who was mocked in the preparation for the fight by the “Bronze Bomber” and his team for his lack of killer instinct.
And with the trilogy fast approaching, Fury has made his intention clear.
“What’s going to happen is I’m going to cross the ring and knock out Deontay Wilder,” he told Frank Warren’s Queensbury Promotions. “I’m going to put him in a plaster.
“I’m going to be like a plasterer at night, plastering the walls.
“I’m going to splash it in the ring. He’s 100% KO, that’s for sure. It was an easy fight the second time around, and it will be even easier the third time. I knock him out in record time.
Provided Fury can send Wilder out for the second time and Anthony Joshua can get rid of mandatory challenger Oleksandr Usyk, the prospect of finally seeing the two Britons collide will become a distinct possibility.
It’s been almost exactly a month to the day since Fury and Joshua were due to meet in Saudi Arabia for the undisputed world heavyweight championship, only to get boxing politics in their way.
Of course, even the heavyweight division’s best-laid plans can go wrong as Joshua painfully discovered two years ago against Andy Ruiz Jr in New York City.
Usyk poses a real danger to his compatriot Olympic gold medalist, Tony Bellew proclaiming that the Ukrainian is “the best boxer Joshua has ever faced in his career”.
And Fury thinks the best is yet to come from the skillful southpaw, who has flattered himself to cheat so far since moving from cruiserweight.
He added, “What I’ve seen of Usyk in the last two fights hasn’t been much, but then I thought about it a bit, brainstormed. Maybe he’s not showing us all he can do.
” Maybe he [Usyk] was playing with people like [Derek] Chisora and the other guy he fought, [Chazz] Witherspoon. Maybe he didn’t try to win those fights properly.
“Maybe he looked bad-intentioned so he could get that big paycheck and do his good boxing that night, which has already been done.
“A lot of fighters looked terrible in the fights to get other great fights, then took the opportunity and got these great fights.
“I have a devious feeling that Usyk is better than he looks, and the night he feels he has to play, then he will.
“A bit like me. I can fight a bum and a half fight like ***, but then I can fight the best in the world and rise to the occasion and have some good fights.