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Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury met for the first time since December 2018 for some verbal sparring on Monday night and the lineal champion opened with a brilliant speech after listening to his opponent.
The two undefeated heavyweights left the Staples Centre 13 months ago full of admiration for each other but it was back to fighting talk on Monday ahead of their February 22nd rematch.
Wilder opened the press conference talking for seven minutes and when Fury finally got to speak he had plenty of his own to say:
Asked what he was going to do in the fight Fury, who felt he won the first fight despite two knockdowns said, "What can I say that Deontay Wilder hasn't already bored us to death with for the last 20 minutes? I'm going to sleep listening to him, ramble on about nothing, I'm just waiting to hear his point, he still hasn't got to the point after seven minutes of talking.
"What am I gonna do in the fight? I'm gonna win because that's what I do. Deontay Wilder can make all the excuses he wants to make up in his own brain, his team, everyone can tell him, 'you won that fight baby, you won that fight.' But as a fighting man you know when you win and lose fights, simple as."
"It doesn't matter because when I get him in there again I'm gonna make him feel the fury, he will get it. I've never been so sure of anything in my whole life. As sure as I was this morning putting this suit on, and putting my shoes on and getting a wash and brushing my teeth. That's how sure I'm gonna kick this motherf*cker's arse all over this ring."
After the controversial draw, in just Fury's third fight back after a three year hiatus, the pair were expected to meet in the first half of 2019 but the fight wasn't made.
The Gypsy King faced relative unknowns Tom Schwarz and Otto Wallin, the latter giving him more problems than expected and cutting him quite badly, before a brief stint appearing in WWE.
The Bronze Bomber beat Dominic Breazeale inside the first round before having a rematch with Luis Ortiz. The Cuban outboxed him for most of the seven rounds but the American finished it at the end of the seventh with a devastating right hand.
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