Boxing: Fury shadowboxes in pool ahead of Wilder trilogy bout
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Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury are set to reignite their old rivalry tonight when they meet for the first time since their rematch in Las Vegas in February 2020. That night, the Gypsy King pulverize the Bronze Bomber, who was left bloodied and bruised as his former trainer Mark Breland threw the towel in during the seventh round.
But Wilder is refusing to live in fear and wants to bounce back with redemption after he won his right to rematch the WBC and Ring Magazine heavyweight world champion in court.
Fury had pressed on with plans for an undisputed fight with Anthony Joshua but the deal later collapsed after an arbitrator ruled he must give Wilder a third fight.
Now the pair will collide once again on July 24 in Las Vegas on a stacked heavyweight card at the Allegiant Stadium in front of 40,000 fans.
The Brit remains confident he will inflict yet another beatdown on his rival, who he claims lost his mojo after being smashed from pillar to post in Vegas last year.
“Clearly he’s suffered his first mental breakdown since I gave him his first defeat,” Fury told the Daily Mail. “Not surprising really. I injured him heavily.
“As well as the torn biceps he kept going on about he ended up with a ruptured shoulder, while I also gave him a cracked skull and two burst ear-drums.
“I smashed him to pieces. He felt like he’d been run over by an 18-wheeler. Make that a six-foot-niner. Then he lost the plot completely with all those mad allegations.
“I haven’t spoken to him since that night but he’s had a lot of mental issues. I would be the best person to help him. I will if he wants. Maybe not before July 24.
“I hope he brings a lot more to the ring than last time. That was a one-sided beat-down but I love real challenges. I didn’t think he would take the trilogy fight but he’s proved me wrong.
“Either he’s a glutton for punishment or he’s just coming for the money. Because he knows he can’t win. At least it will be over quicker for him. He won’t last seven rounds this time.”
Tonight, Fury is expected to start the mind games all over again, while Wilder is out to prove he is “still the baddest man on the planet” in his very own words.
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