Tyson Fury has yet again trolled Deontay Wilder ahead of their trilogy fight in Las Vegas – saying he’ll bring knuckle dusters and a steel baseball bat to their third meeting on Saturday night.
Fury vs Wilder 3 will go down at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, with the two men having fought to a controversial draw in December 2018 before ‘The Gypsy King’ claimed a seventh-round stoppage win when they rematched in February 2020.
That comprehensive loss was Wilder’s first in 44 professional fights (he is now 42-1-1), and afterwards he produced a string of excuses for it. Including the weight of his elaborate ring walk costume and the shocking claim that Fury wore loaded gloves (there is zero evidence of this).
Fury ‘armed and dangerous’
On Tuesday, as the fighters made their arrivals at T-Mobile Arena as part of fight week media duties, Fury appeared to reference that narrative as he once again looked to get inside the head of ‘The Bronze Bomber’.
“I’ve not really made too much of what he says bcause this time I’m gonna put a knuckle duster on each hand andthen I’m gonna go into the fight. I might even put double knuckle dusters.
“Or maybe bring a steel baseball bat into the ring, in me trousers or somethig, who knows. Can’t tell, can’t tell with ‘The Gypsy King’, I’m like Houdini!”
Wilder is obsessed with me – Fury
Fury has constantly referred to what he believes are emotional scars Wilder carries inside his head from that night in the MGM Grand Garden Arena. He clearly believes they are still there, and will result in the same outcome Saturday night.
“No matter what Deontay Wilder does, I’m still gonna knock him the f*** out,” he claimed.
“Before he closes his eyes at night, he sees ‘The Gypsy King’, and everything he wakes up and thinks about in the morning, he thinks about Tyson Fury. Even when he goes to sleep at night with his Missus, he’s thinking about Tyson Fury.
“It must be crazy to be obsessed with a man like me, so much in his life that – it’s crazy. “
Fury vs Wilder start time and TV
Ring walks on Saturday night are expected between 2000 and 2100 local time (that’s 1700 and 1800 on the East Coast and 0400 to 0500 on Sunday in the UK). BT Sport Box Office has the pay-per-view in the UK, priced at £24.95, while FOX and ESPN both air the bout in the U.S. at a cost of $79.99.