Tyson Fury going for knockout against Deontay Wilder over judges fear

Tyson Fury says he is going for the knockout against Deontay Wilder because he can't trust the judges.

And the self-proclaimed Gyspy King reckons the American training at home in Alabama will make him soft for their rematch and means he has an edge over his rival.

Fury takes on the WBC heavyweight champion again at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

It is just over 12 months since their first meeting in Los Angeles which ended in a controversial draw that many believed Fury won despite getting floored twice.

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But the British star has changed his training team by bringing in the late Emanuel Steward's nephew SugarHill Steward as head coach and former world middleweight champion Andy Lee.

And he insists only an idiot would think he can't knock Wilder out next weekend in Sin City.

He said: “I’m looking for a knock-out and that’s what I intend on getting.

“I’m hitting very hard in the gym. I’m 6ft 9ins, 19 stone, I can punch as hard as anyone when I let them go.

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“Anyone who thinks Deontay Wilder cannot be knocked out is an idiot.

“This is heavyweight boxing and I’m going to prove on the 22nd how powerful I really am when he’s sitting on the seat of his pants and won’t get up because he’s quit.

“I’m going to make him quit, Deontay Wilder.

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“What I did last time was fantastic and I won the fight, but it wasn’t good enough to get the victory, so it had to be changed.

“I wasn’t going to do the same thing again and lose again because that draw may as well be a loss.

“They took it away from me and gave me a big, old dirty mark on my record, a draw.

“I don’t want that again. I don’t want to go 12 rounds of making him miss and making pay and then not get the decision.

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“I’ve got to knock this guy out, as simple as.”

Fury has spent the last 10 weeks out in Las Vegas preparing for the fight away from his wife Paris and their five children.

He has rented a mansion on the edge of the city while he trains at the Top Rank gym just off the famous Strip.

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But Wilder remains at home for his training camps in Tuscaloosa Alabama where he lives with his partner and children.

And Fury believes that will give him an edge when they face each other next weekend.

The only day he doesn't like being away is on Sundays when he says his mental health problems come back through boredom as it's his day off.

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But he believes he has prepared perfectly for the big clash.

He added: “I put myself through this because I want to give myself the best chance of success.

“Deontay Wilder is training at home with his family, sleeping at night with his partner and kids.

“He's living at home in his lovely place looking over a lake.

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“I've taken myself away to a hole in the desert and 10 weeks away from my family.

“He is fighting a different animal. He's at home in daddy mode talking to his kids every day and being all 'nicey' nice with his partner.
“I haven't. I've had to put myself through hell and back. It's going to pay off on the night.”

*BT Sport Box Office will show Tyson Fury’s highly anticipated rematch with Deontay Wilder, exclusively live on Saturday February 22. Wilder v Fury II can be watched on BT TV, Virgin TV, Sky, online via the web or the BT Sport Box Office App. https://www.bt.com/sport/box-office/

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