Fury cannot afford to rely on the Vegas judges in Wilder rematch

‘I have to knock him out this time’: Tyson Fury convinced he cannot afford to rely on the Vegas judges in rematch with Deontay Wilder

  • Fury has dismissed scepticism from his former trainer Ben Davison
  • He will target an early stoppage in the second fight with Wilder in Las Vegas
  • Their first encounter ended in a controversial split decision draw in 2018

Tyson Fury has dismissed scepticism from his former trainer Ben Davison towards the knockout strategy he has devised for his rematch with Deontay Wilder.

Having jabbed and moved his way to a contentious draw in their first fight in 2018, Fury claims he will target an early stoppage in the second fight in Las Vegas on Sunday, February 23.

If his comments are taken at face value, a slugfest with the WBC’s huge-hitting champion Wilder would be a major risk.

Tyson Fury will target an early stoppage in the second fight with Deontay Wilder in Las Vegas

Davison, who was jettisoned by Fury in December, said earlier this month: ‘It’s not exactly the approach I would decide on taking but that doesn’t mean it’s wrong.’

But Fury is convinced he cannot afford to rely on the Vegas judges. 

He said: ‘The bigger the risk, the bigger the reward. I know that is not the strategy Ben would have taken but that is why Ben is not training me for this fight, because I don’t need that strategy.

‘What I did last time was fantastic but it wasn’t good enough to get me the victory. It had to be changed.

Fury says he split with trainer Ben Davison in December because his routine had gone ‘stale’

‘It is very risky walking on to a puncher, but you won’t knock him out by dancing around the ring for 12 rounds. I have to knock this guy out, simple as.

‘Anyone who thinks Wilder can’t be knocked down is an idiot. I will prove how powerful I am. I am going to make him quit.’

BT Sport Box Office will show Fury’s rematch with Wilder exclusively live. Wilder v Fury II can be watched on BT, Virgin, Sky, online via the web or on the BT Sport Box Office app.

BT Sport Box Office will show Fury’s rematch with Wilder exclusively live. Wilder v Fury II can be watched on BT, Virgin, Sky, online via the web or on the BT Sport Box Office app.

 

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