Fury-Wilder Final Press Conference

Fury Vs Wilder
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WBC heavyweight world champion Tyson “The Gypsy King” Fury and former heavyweight world champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder were kept far apart at the final press conference Wednesday as they previewed their PPV showdown this Saturday from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

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Together in person for the first time since originally announcing the trilogy showdown in June, Fury and Wilder exchanged words during the heated press conference, rehashing the numerous dramatic twists and turns that have made up their rivalry, while promising to end their feud in the ring on Saturday.

Tyson Fury: “Wilder is a weak person mentally and I’m going to knock him out on Saturday night. I obliterated him in the rematch and I see much more of the same in the third fight.”

Deontay Wilder: “I don’t have anything to prove. I’m in a great place and in a great state of mind. I have a lot of great people around me. This fight is about redemption, retaliation, and retribution.”


“I’ve just been training and taking it day by day. All we can do is live one day at a time. Every day that we wake up is a blessed day.

“All these fights are exactly the same to me. Some guy is trying to take my head off. No matter who it may be, they don’t matter to me. It’s the Tyson Fury road show and it has continued for 13 years.

“Wilder is a weak person mentally and I’m going to knock him out on Saturday night. I obliterated him in the rematch and I see much more of the same in the third fight.

“I’m the last man standing between me, Deontay and Anthony Joshua. I’m the last one undefeated. I’m the two-time heavyweight champion and I’ve never lost a fight. That’s history.

“Me and Sugarhill go back to like 2010 in Detroit. We have a great bond going. To have any successful relationship, you have to have good communication. We’ve got that. We just gel together.

“It’s not easy for me to pick a trainer because I’m outspoken and do outlandish things. I have to have someone on the same wavelength to match that and I’ve definitely found a match with Sugarhill.

“He says he wants to do bad things to me and that he’s got all this anger and aggression. Those who hold hot coals with aggression are the ones who get burned. He knows he’s lost twice and that he’s going to lose the third time.

“He’s in denial and he’s getting knocked out. His legacy is in bits. I knocked him out and now I’m going to retire him.”


“I don’t have anything to prove. I’m in a great place and in a great state of mind. I have a lot of great people around me. This fight is about redemption, retaliation and retribution.

“We’ve been going from day one since the last fight. There’s been no stop. The delays have been beneficial for us. One thing about this camp, is that I’ve had all of my brothers around me who’ve been with me from the start.

“Many people thought I was down and out, but it wouldn’t be fair to the people around me to feel that way. My dedication has been focused every day.

“Overtraining is a real thing and we’ve been able to take small breaks at certain times before getting back at it. Everything has been good and timed out perfectly.

“Saturday night is going to be a different fight. It’s rare that we get trilogies like this and I truly believe this one is going down in history.

“It’s only made me better as a man and as a fighter to see certain things that happened in the second fight. It’s made me even hungrier than before. I needed everything that happened in that fight. It was really a blessing in disguise.

“I have nothing to lose and everything to gain. Your legacy only dies when the desire for the sport dies. I’m well alive right now.

“My energy is like my mind, it’s very violent. I’m just ready to go October 9. I’ve dedicated myself and devoted my time and my body, me and my team, to reinventing myself. I’m ready to reintroduce myself to the world.

“Get ready for war. This is going to be an amazing fight on Saturday night. I’m wearing my red outfit because I want it back in blood. I’m looking forward to it.”


“Training Tyson Fury has been just about making him better. He was already an exceptional boxer before I started training him. We fine-tuned those skills and understood some things that he didn’t see. Most importantly, it’s just about being ready. When he’s ready, he’s unstoppable.

“Tyson Fury is very conscious of Deontay’s abilities. We’re just concentrating on being sharp and being focused. There’s always more to learn in boxing and Tyson is learning and having fun with it.

“It’s exciting to be here. I believe in what the Wilder camp has been working on. I’ve looked at the clips. It gets me motivated to keep working with Tyson. We’re expecting nothing less than a knockout.”

MALIK SCOTT, Wilder’s Trainer

“I’m a student of the game. Deontay, in my opinion, ruled the heavyweight division just using one or two weapons. Being in training with him, I used to always say that a lot of his skills weren’t being used. He got content knocking people out with one weapon.

“I went into Deontay’s toolbox and pulled everything out that he did well. I wanted to make sure that we drilled it over and over again. I didn’t teach him anything new. Deontay Wilder can do it all, I just pulled some of those things out of him.

“When it comes to working on Deontay’s fundamentals, he has good fundamentals, he just didn’t always use them. I’m just reminding him about tools that he wasn’t using.”

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  • I see this fight going the distance. Let’s be honest, wilder needs a knockout to win. He can definitely land one, but more logically he gets outboxed over 12 this time.

    • Agreed. Wilder may talk to talk, but once he gets in the ring and starts getting manhandled again, I think he will be more focused on going to distance this time. Fury winner in 12.

    • That is a very high probability. Somehow I think it is slightly more probable that DW KOs TF.

  • sell sell sell
    probably more of the same in this fight
    so far its about 15 rounds to 4 Fury
    unless.. lol

  • Crushing power against a huge man that can flat-out box. Wilder almost knocked him out in the first fight; so it’s a possibility that he can land his good-night Irene on Fury again. But I don’t see the Bronze Bomber out-boxing the Gypsy king for twelve rounds. Billy Conn boxed circles around Joe Louis for about ten or eleven rounds, and then the Brown Bomber kayoed that superb boxer with his tremendous punching power. By the way, I see Joe as the best heavyweight champion in history, not Dempsey, Ali, Marciano, L. Lewis, Holmes, nor either of the Klitsckos. With that being said, every one of those other champions I mentioned were truly great and are either in the Hall of Fame or heading there. Now this only my own opinion; and, as such, works for me alone. But I can’t be convinced out of it either. (lol)

  • Neither fighter has fought since the last time they met in the ring, which I find absolutely pathetic and inexcusable. They both will be rusty, both will have timing issues, both have endurance issues, both overly cautious regarding taking punches. Hype is what they are selling here, and money is the main objective.

    I thought I would see a bulkier Wilder for this third fight. After all, he’s strictly an arm puncher and only looks devastating against overmatched, hand-picked opponents who pose absolutely no threat to him. Wilder is not even a decent boxer. He doesn’t know how to really get his weight into his shots, relying strictly on arm strength. This of course is not enough to beat the beefier Brit. Wilder also has a suspect chin, which is why he doesn’t tear into Fury despite behaving as if he’s intensely furious and craves blood. Pressure is how you beat an awkward clown like Fury, and Wilder doesn’t have the skills, the endurance, the true determination, conditioning, and malice to do that. He’s more focused on self-preservation, jabbing from the outside, taking pot shots, keeping his distance, protecting that chin. Wilder can’t win. He doesn’t have the character.

    Fury is a pathetic fighter. Nothing gifted about this bloke except running his mouth. He’s just taller than every opponent and much heavier. His height advantage allows him to keep a safe distance. He’s so untalented and awkward, that fighting in the trenches may cause him to hit himself in the face. He moves like a puppet on a string. Because Wilder poses no threat, since he doesn’t apply pressure or know how to get through Fury’s guard, he too will be limited to the jab, an occasional bull rush, and pot shots. Fortunately for him, one of those pot shots landed in the last fight, and he came off as more dominant than he actually was. Wilder will be smarter in that regard, probably worked a great deal on defense, but Fury is no overwhelming favorite.

    I see a lackluster fight between two glorified amateurs who are afraid of getting hit. The bird-legged Wilder will not be pressuring Fury, allowing Fury to pace himself, so Fury will not be tiring. In a matchup between these two, both boxing from the outside as mentioned, Fury will get the nod simply because he may appear to be busier, and is the crowd favorite. Wilder simply hasn’t shown the ability to surprise Fury, throw the types of combinations that would allow him to land a power shot that Fury doesn’t see. Wilder has difficulty figuring Fury out, and is too undersized to knock him out.

    Decision Fury.

    • He almost knocked Fury out in the first fight: and it was only the man’s sheer grit, determination, and resilience that got him back up on his feet from that punch to fight on. If Wilder is able to land his best punch (cleanly) on Fury, he could indeed knock him down and out. Secondly, yeah Fury is awkward, but he’s also skilled. It’s odd, now that Wilder was beaten convincingly (by Fury) that suddenly he’s now exposed as “glorified amateur.” The man won roughly forty fights, and did so convincingly. If these guys are as poor fighters as you make them out to be, then the heavyweight crown is meaningless, and all the number-one contenders and mandatories have been worthless chumps for the past 4-5 years.

  • Fury will end this contest is 8 rounds. Wilder not ready mentally wrong trainer.

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