Tyson Fury dismisses Deontay Wilder’s excuses and predicts brutal KO in trilogy

Tyson Fury has dismissed Deontay Wilder's reasons for his defeat in their second meeting – and predicted another KO in their third.

The pair face off in a historic trilogy clash next weekend, with Fury searching for his second victory against his rival.

And he was comprehensive in victory last year, dismantling Wilder before stopping the fight with his aggressive attack.

But Fury knows he must remain focussed to earn victory, but has admitted that he is tired of the "excuses" that continue to be made in the build-up.

“I don’t really make much of the excuses that were flying around for so long," Fury said on a virtual press conference.

"I think they just made him a weaker character and less of a man and less of a fighter because when you get beat, you get beat. Shake the man’s hand and move on. Lots of fighters have lost. Muhammad Ali lost fights; Mike Tyson lost fights.

"It’s what they do after they lose that makes them who they are. I don’t really have a lot to say about what Deontay Wilder was saying.

"It’s none of my concern because when some people lose, they have to make up an excuse for why they lost, and that’s what Wilder’s reason is for convincing himself about whatever happened. That’s up to him, so good luck to him in the fight, and we’ll see if he can do anything better.

"I’m going to go all guns blazing, full out attack, all in victory, straight out of the door from round one until it finishes. It’s either going to be me or Wilder. I’ve never had a bad training camp, and I’m in the best shape of my life. I’m injury-free, which is the most important thing. I’m really looking forward to it, and I can’t wait.”

Fury has already faced a disrupted schedule this year, having been forced to withdraw from the initial date after a coronavirus outbreak in camp.

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And he has also now rejected his second Covid-19 vaccine, in a bid to stay healthy as his training camp in America continues.

He has also emphasised that his concern remains on his own job, despite domestic rival Anthony Joshua losing his belts to Oleksandr Usyk.

“It’s none of my concern about where the belts are as long as my belt is strapped around my waist," Fury continued. "The rest of them, I don’t care where they go because there’s only one man that can bring them all back, and that’s me.

"There only has ever one, and that’s me. I’m sick of saying it. There has only ever been one, and there only can ever be one, and that is me, ‘The Gypsy King.’”

“It’s nearly that time of the year again where I take over Las Vegas, and it becomes the home of ‘The Gypsy King,’ and just remember that I plan to smash Deontay Wilder to bits….and I will.”

Although he is focussed on his own task, Fury did admit he was "absolutely wounded" by Joshua's defeat, that will further delay any meeting between the pair.

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