KEY POINTS

  • Fury and Wilder will face off in their rematch next month
  • Their previous bout ended in a draw
  • Fury has predicted that he will knock Wilder out this time

Tyson Fury has pledged to knock Deontay Wilder out in the second round of their heavyweight rematch on Feb. 22.

The fight, which is scheduled to be held at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena, is their second bout 14 months after their first one ended in a controversial draw. Even though Fury suffered two knockdowns, he managed to outbox Wilder before the result was declared a mere draw.

Ahead of their second-round boxing clash, Fury has claimed that he can “turn that screwdriver until he [Wilder] is gone.”

“Deontay knows he was rocked three or four times in the last fight and I didn’t have the gas to finish him. This time I can turn that screwdriver until he is gone. You are going to sleep in two rounds. I keep having the same dream about round two. I am playing poker and I get dealt the number two card. He is getting knocked out in round two, 100%."

"I am going to get that green belt. I am also going to get the Ring Magazine and I am also going to keep my lineal championship too and if he wants to rematch again, no problem. You beat a man once, you beat him again, you beat him three times in a row,” Fury added in a recent interview.

Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury served up one of the best title fights of the year. In this picture, Fury baits Wilder in the second round, fighting to a draw during the WBC Heavyweight Championship at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, Dec. 1, 2018. Photo: Harry How/Getty Images

Keeping in mind the intensity of the bout, Fury chose to team up with Javan "Sugar" Hill – nephew of the legendary trainer Emmanuel Steward – after splitting from Ben Davison.

“I know I am not going to get a decision in the United States. I hired him for a knockout. That’s the game plan. If I wasn’t looking for a knockout, I would have kept hold of Davison,” Fury further added explaining the reason behind the move.

The World Boxing Council Champion has insisted that he is prepared more than ever for the fight.

“I told Fury two years ago I was going to baptize him and I did just that. Rising is part of the baptism. I told him he was going to go ‘timber’ and he did just that. This time around it is called unfinished business and he won’t be able to get back up. I am going to knock him out,” Wilder told reporters in a recent event.