Tyson Fury is ‘in a great place’ and will destroy Deontay Wilder in rematch, vows promoter Frank Warren
TYSON FURY will “take Deontay Wilder to school” in their rematch, according to boxing promoter Frank Warren.
The pair are scheduled to go into battle once again on February 22, with Las Vegas the likely destination.
Back in December 2018, judges scored their first encounter a draw, but most believe Fury, who has since made his WWE debut, was cheated out of victory.
Since then both boxers have picked up two wins apiece – Fury victorious against Tom Schwarz and Otto Wallin, and Wilder knocking out Dominic Breazeale and Luis Ortiz, again.
But according to Warren, there will be no controversy when Wilder and Fury go at it again, with the Gypsy King crowned new WBC heavyweight champ.
Speaking on talkSPORT’s Alan Brazil Sport Breakfast, Warren said: “When he [Fury] fought him last time he had to lose 11 stone in weight, he was training to make the weight.
“He’s mentally in a great place, he’s just in the best place I’ve ever seen him.
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“And that’s why this is gonna be such a different fight this time around.
“I don’t think Deontay Wilder can change anything in what he does.
“He’s a big puncher, he might be able to take the fight to him, but Tyson has various game plans.
“I just think with his composure, the way he fights, I believe he’ll take him to school this time.”
On Saturday at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Wilder knocked out veteran Cuban Ortiz in the seventh round of their rematch.
But up until a monster right punch, Wilder had lost every round to his 40-year-old opponent.
Warren added: “All punchers, there’s a day that comes when someone can take the punch or they can’t get the punch in and they get outboxed.
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“Ortiz is an old guy, but he’s a good campaigner and was outboxing him.
“With Tyson, he’s now fighting someone who’s absolutely match fit now.”
Fury has also revealed he wants to make his MMA debut, and was filmed training with UFC middleweight Darren Till in Liverpool.