World Boxing Champion (WBC) heavyweight, Deontay Wilder has predicted he will knock out British fighter, Tyson Fury in their December 1, 2018, heavyweight fight.
Wilder (40-0, 39 KOs) thinks the overriding reason why Tyson Fury chose to fight him was because he wanted to stand up for the United Kingdom after the way that Anthony Joshua ducked ‘The Bronze Bomber’ by turning down a $50 million offer and taking a fight instead with Alexander Povetkin.
“Fury wants to stand up for his city,” Wilder said to IFL TV. “This is the only reason why Tyson wants to do this for you guys. He felt like your champion [Anthony Joshua] was embarrassing. He was embarrassing the country. Fury was fed up with it. He said, ‘I got to save his people. I’m too dangerous. I’m too explosive,” Wilder said.
“No, I wasn’t happy, because I know my worth,” Wilder said about the $15 million flat fee offer from Anthony Joshua’s management. “I know I was going to knock him out. I was going to do it for the fans. Look what I did to [Luis] Ortiz. I shouldn’t be talking about a flat fee for $15 million. Look what I did to Ortiz. He was a big risk, low reward. The money is going to come. I want to unify, especially once I knock Fury out. It’s over,” Wilder said.