Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder are set to meet again in a FOX and ESPN+ pay-per-view main event on Feb. 22 in Las Vegas, 14 months after their first meeting, which resulted in a hugely controversial draw in Los Angeles.
Fury (29-0-1, 20 KO) has on many occasions given sincere credit to the crazy power in the right hand of Wilder (42-0-1, 41 KO), but since he’s Tyson Fury, he can’t help but talk a little trash, too. And if there’s anything sincere about Fury, I’d offer it’s that he doesn’t really fear any man, even though Wilder dropped Fury twice, once in such fashion that it became a meme that Fury got up at all.
With that in mind, Fury posted on Instagram this evening, saying he “can’t wait to taste” Wilder’s power again:
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Fury recently made a trainer switch for this fight, parting ways with Ben Davison and going with Kronk’s SugarHill Steward, aka Javan “Sugar” Hill, so we’ll see if he approaches the Alabama slugger any differently this time.
Both fighters went 2-0 in 2019, with Fury scoring an easy rout of Tom Schwarz and having to battle through blood against Otto Wallin to win a decision, while Wilder obliterated Dominic Breazeale and then lost every round before a one-punch knockout of Luis Ortiz.