Tyson Fury’s Family 'Doesn’t Want Him To Take Rematch' After Brutal Knockdown, Says Deontay Wilder

Deontay Wilder has claimed that Tyson Fury's family 'doesn't want him to take the rematch' after his ferocious knockdown in their last bout.

The two heavyweight titans traded blows at the Staples Center in Los Angeles last year and their bout ended in a stalemate.

But WBC champ Wilder, 33, floored Fury, 30, in the ninth round and with a brutal knockdown in the 12th round.

According to the 'Bronze Bomber,' the family of the 'Gypsy King' doesn't want him to take up a potential rematch.

"Second time the bell rings, I'm going to knock him out, but even faster," the WBC kingpin told talkSPORT.

"He's not getting up this time, I promise you.

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"When I hit Tyson Fury he had a concussion. He didn't know how he got up. He didn't know how he got dropped or how he got up -- that's a sign of a concussion.

"His family don't want him to fight me again and I understand, they shouldn't. Because I am the hardest puncher in probably the history, period.

"I'm blessed with the power [and] I just know where to hit you. And if people always don't think I have boxing skills, how do I set a person up if I don't have these skills?"

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Fury said earlier this month that a rematch with Wilder would take place on 22nd February.

"The rematch has been confirmed and signed, 22 February," the former champ said during an event at Bradford's Alhambra Theatre.

"It's on, the rematch. This time I am going to knock him out.

"This time I haven't been out the ring for three years, this time I haven't been abusing too much alcohol."

The 'Gypsy King' pulled off a superb victory against German Tom Schwarz in June and is eyeing up at least one more fight in 2019.

Wilder picked up his 41st professional victory in May with a stunning first-round KO against Dominic Breazeale.

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And the WBC champ is aiming for a rematch with Luis Ortiz before setting up a mega clash with Fury.

However, the 'Bronze Bomber' believes that not enough people praised his boxing skills against Breazeale.

"The set-up with the jab, the set-up with the right hand, then the left-hook. You have to have some kind of skill to understand those combinations," he explained.

"I don't get enough credit for my intellect inside the ring. But, it's ok, though, because it allows the other team to be unable to figure me out.

"If everyone says the same thing and continues to not see the greatness inside of me, I'll never be figured out."

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Adnan Riaz

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