Tyson Fury believes his rematch against Deontay Wilder on February 22 will see “the real champion” crowned when he defeats the American.
The WBC heavyweight title will be on the line as Fury and Wilder, who fought in a thrilling draw in December 2018, battle at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
“There is no more sunset and diving,” Fury told reporters. “The date has been set and the bomb squad is set to fire safely and the real champion has been crowned as the world that has been watching the most anticipated fight for years.
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“This is unfinished business for me, but I’m coming February 22, this envelope will finally get what’s coming to him, and I can’t wait!”
The rage also explained his unexpected decision to split with longtime coach Ben Davinson on the rally, saying their work was “old”. SugarHill’s Steward will train Fury instead.
“We’re going back to basics,” Fury told ESPN’s “GameDay College.”
“I trained with SugarHill Steward in 2010, we got like a fire.
“I was a little alive, repeating myself, doing the same things day in, day out for years. I needed a change.”
Wilder insists he is the one who will put an end to any doubts about who is the best fighter.
“We proved ourselves for the first time and I’m ready to do it again,” the WBC champion said. “It was a very controversial fight, I promise my fans that there will be no dispute with that. I’ll finish it.
“I’m happy and excited that the rematch is finally happening. I want to give the fans what they want to see, I did it with my last three outings – Fury, Dominic Breazeale and Luis Ortiz.” It was spectacular – from his walks where I gather all the energy of the people, in my uniforms that I wear to expand that energy.
“Then I give them what they all come up with – my knockouts and my knockouts were great.”
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