We’re just 10 days away from probably the biggest boxing event in 2020.
The rematch between WBC heavyweight ruler Deontay Wilder and the lineal king Tyson Fury. The two are set to collide again on February 22 at MGM Grand.
Since they first met in December 2018, not a lot has changed. Wilder KO’d Dominick Breazeale and Luis Ortiz, while “The Gypsy King” defeated Tom Schwarz via TKO and Otto Wallin via UD. The bout with Wallin though, was way tougher than anybody predicted.
The Swedish fighter opened two nasty cuts over Fury’s right eye at the beginning of the fight and a lot of people thought the fight is about to be stopped.
Cudos to the Brit’s cutman, the fight went all and the former unified champ got the W, but a lot of fans and experts are wondering how fast and can Wilder reopen the cuts.
According to “The Bronze Bomber” himself, it’s a sure thing:
“When you get knocked down by someone, you never forget it or how they did it. Deep down I feel he’s nervous, very nervous about what happened the first time. When you go in there for a second time it has to be stressful and you definitely can’t sleep at night.”
“He’s worried and I don’t think his confidence is that high because of the state I left him in before. I gave this man concussion and it will happen again because the head is not meant to be hit, especially by the power of Deontay Wilder, so he has a lot to think about,” speaking at a media conference call from the United States, Wilder added, as reported by BBC.
Even though Wilder believes Fury and Wallin’s fight should have stopped after Fury sustained the cut, he has insisted that he looks forward to “re-cutting” that eye.
“Wallin had a game plan and executed it. That fight should’ve been stopped with a cut so deep and I look forward to re-cutting that eye. Once it’s open again and the blood is in his face I’m coming in for the kill. I don’t play around. I knocked him out the first time but I didn’t get it and I’m going to knock him out again,” 34-year-old Wilder has sent out a warning to Fury ahead of their forthcoming fight.