Tyson Fury dismissed suggestions he would look to dominate Deontay Wilder on the scorecards as he promised to stop the Bronze Bomber early to avoid another controversial decision when they go head-to-head on February 22.
Almost 15 months since the British boxer was denied a historic victory against Wilder in Los Angeles, the pair will run it back at Las Vegas’ iconic MGM Grand Arena, desperate for a more definitive conclusion to their rivalry than another hotly-disputed draw.
Wilder defended the famous green-and-gold strap twice during a satisfactory 2019, flattening Dominic Breazeale inside a round before clobbering Luis Ortiz in a fight the 34-year-old had failed to win any of the previous seven rounds.
Speaking at the press conference announcing the rematch, Fury explained how he hoped the move would benefit his performance in the ring.
“I’m looking for a knockout. I didn’t come here again to get a bad decision. I know I’m not going to get a decision in the United States.
“After last time, it’s clear. That’s why I hired Sugarhill,” he explained.
“If I didn’t want a knockout, I wouldn’t have employed a Kronk trainer who specialises in sitting on your punches and landing a right hand. That’s all I’m looking for, one big right hand to nail Deontay Wilder. Goodnight. There’s the game plan.