WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder is predicting a very brutal knockout of Tyson Fury, when the two monster-sized boxers collide on December 1, in the main event of a Showtime PPV-card (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT) at Staples Center in Los Angeles on December 1.
Wilder (40-0, 39 KOs) has knocked out every boxer that he ever faced in the ring.
The sole man to go the distance, Bermane Stiverne, was knocked out in a single round in their 2017 rematch at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
Fury (27-0, 19 KOs) is the lineal title, by way of a unanimous decision victory over Wladimir Klitschko in 2015.
But then Fury was inactive for over two years – and returned to the ring in April of this year. He’s picked up two victories and believes he’s 100% ready to beat Wilder.
However, Wilder expects a highlight reel knockout of Fury.
“I’ve already envisioned it. I don’t know how many rounds it’s going to go, but I would say somewhere between the mid-to-later rounds. That depends on how fast I adjust to Fury. But once I make the adjustment, and when I connect, it’s going to be a devastating knockout,” Wilder told Premier Boxing Champions.
“You guys are in for a treat. This is going to be one of those knockouts where Tyson Fury’s entire body spins around before he hits the canvas. It’s going to be exciting, and I can’t wait. Don’t go to the bathroom or the concession stand, because you might miss it.”
Wilder admits that he’s friendly with Fury, but he was also friendly with Malik Scott – who the ‘Bronze Bomber’ knocked out in the first round when they collided in the ring.
“Tyson and I are friends, but nothing is scripted. We’re going to be able to separate ourselves as fighters in the ring from any personal relationship. If you go back and you look at my first-round knockout of Malik Scott, Malik was as close to me as a brother,” Wilder said.
“So you know it’s going to be very easy for me to transform from Deontay Wilder to the ‘Bronze Bomber’ against Fury. This fight will truly live up to the hype. I’m going to unleash the beast for the world to see, and I’m gonna beat Tyson Fury’s ass in the biggest fight in the world.”