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Deontay Wilder Vs. Tyson Fury II: (The Unfinished Business) February 22, 2020 by robosky02(m): 10:38am On Feb 12, 2020
Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury II, billed as Unfinished Business, is an upcoming heavyweight professional boxing rematch between undefeated and reigning WBC champion Deontay Wilder and undefeated former unified WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, IBO, The Ring, and lineal champion Tyson Fury, for the WBC and vacant The Ring, and lineal heavyweight titles. The first fight ended in a controversial split draw. The fight will be jointly promoted by the both American Al Haymon's Premier Boxing Champions, Bob Arum's Top Rank and a British Frank Warren's Queensberry Promotions. The event will take place on February 22, 2020 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada.

Unfinished Business

February 22, 2020

MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.

Title(s) on the line
WBC, vacant The Ring, and lineal heavyweight titles
Tale of the tape
United States Deontay Wilder
United Kingdom Tyson Fury
The Bronze Bomber
Gypsy King
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, U.S.
Manchester, England, UK
Pre-fight record
42–0–1 (41 KO)
29–0–1 (20 KO)
6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
WBC heavyweight champion
Former unified WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, IBO, The Ring, and lineal heavyweight champion

Background E
The fight is a rematch after the controversial split decision draw between Wilder and Fury on December 1, 2018. After the bout, there were calls for an immediate rematch. The WBC announced in February 2019 that there would not be an immediate rematch as Fury signed a contract with ESPN and Top Rank that meant the negotiations would be more difficult as the rematch would be a co-promotion, of which there had only been two before: Lennox Lewis vs. Mike Tyson in 2002 and Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao in 2015.[5]

As the rematch was delayed, Fury and Wilder both scheduled fights for the interim. On May 18, 2019, Wilder faced Dominic Breazeale (20-1, 18 KOs) and recorded a first-round KO. A few weeks later on June 15, 2019, Fury took on Tom Schwarz (24-0, 16 KOs) and scored a second-round TKO. Fury followed this stoppage win with a 12-round unanimous decision victory over Otto Wallin (20-0, 13 KOs) on September 14, 2019. Wilder then had a rematch with Luis Ortiz (31-1, 26 KOs) on November 23, 2019, and won by seventh-round KO.

Both Fury and Wilder called each other out after their fights, and the rematch was officially announced on December 27, 2019 for February 22, 2020 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

On December 27, 2019, due to the fighters' respective television rights being held by the two networks, it was announced that the United States pay-per-view of the fight will be a joint production of ESPN (Top Rank rightsholder) and Fox Sports (PBC rightsholder). Top Rank owner Bob Arum stated that there were provisional plans for a six-match preliminary undercard that would be split between Top Rank and PBC, with separate telecasts on an ESPN network and a Fox Sports network to air their respective half of the card (although exact broadcast details have yet to be announced).


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Re: Deontay Wilder Vs. Tyson Fury II: (The Unfinished Business) February 22, 2020 by Nonsensetalk: 10:39am On Feb 12, 2020
Clash of titans.....

Can't just wait for this match....

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Re: Deontay Wilder Vs. Tyson Fury II: (The Unfinished Business) February 22, 2020 by robosky02(m): 10:46am On Feb 12, 2020
It the rematch loading...

A match that will potentially give us that mouth watering opponent for Anthony Joshua

A match that will settle all the score


This Business truly is not over

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Re: Deontay Wilder Vs. Tyson Fury II: (The Unfinished Business) February 22, 2020 by robosky02(m): 10:57am On Feb 12, 2020
Deontay Wilder Profile:

Deontay Leshun Wilder Profile:
/ˈwaɪldɜːr/; born October 22, 1985) is an American professional boxer. He has held the WBC heavyweight title since 2015, and in doing so became the first American world heavyweight champion in nine years, which was the longest period of time in boxing history without an American heavyweight champion.

Deontay Wilder
Deontay Wilder 2018.jpg
Wilder in 2018
Real name
Deontay Leshun Wilder
The Bronze Bomber
6 ft 7 in (201 cm)[1]
83 in (211 cm)[1]
October 22, 1985 (age 34)
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, U.S.
Boxing record
Total fights
Wins by KO
Medal record
Men's amateur boxing
Representing United States
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 2008 Beijing Heavyweight

Wilder had a late start to boxing, taking up the sport at 20 years of age. As an amateur, he won a bronze medal in the heavyweight division at the 2008 Olympics. This led to his nickname of "The Bronze Bomber", which Wilder coined after Joe Louis, who was known by the nickname of "The Brown Bomber".

Wilder is particularly known for his formidable punching power, having knocked out or knocked down every opponent he has faced. His knockout-to-win ratio stands at 98%, with 20 knockouts in the first round. He is a two-time winner of the Premier Boxing Champions Knockout of the Year award, in 2016 and 2017, and the winner of the Ring magazine Knockout of the Year award in 2019.

As of December 2019, Wilder is ranked as the world's second best active heavyweight by BoxRec, The Ring magazine and the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board.

Amateur career
Wilder started boxing in October 2005 when he entered Skyy Boxing Gym in Northport, Alabama, and began training under Jay Deas. Wilder was 20 at that time.

By 2007 he upset the favorites to win both the National Golden Gloves and the US championships at 201 lb (91 kg).

At the Golden Gloves he defeated highly-touted cadet world champion Isiah Thomas, a southpaw from Detroit, and David Thompson, of Brooklyn, in the finals. At the U.S. championship he defeated Quantis Graves and won the final 31–15 over southpaw James Zimmerman of San Jose, California.

At the Olympic trials he beat Graves twice more and won the Olympic trials in only 21 bouts. Early in 2008 he scored a career-best win by edging out world championship silver medalist and future Olympic champion Rakhim Chakhiyev in Russia. He qualified for the Olympics by beating Deivis Julio 6:5 Jorge Quinones from Ecuador on double countback and Brazilian Rafael Lima 6:5 at the qualifier.

In a Russia-USA dual match on February 29, 2008 in Novosibirsk, Wilder was knocked out by Evgenyi Romanov. This is Wilder's most recent knockout loss.[2]

Wilder then competed at heavyweight in the 2008 Olympics, defeating Abdelaziz Touilbini of Algeria and Mohamed Arjaoui of Morocco before losing to Clemente Russo of Italy in the semi-final to earn a bronze medal.

Wilder had an approximate amateur record of 30-5.


Re: Deontay Wilder Vs. Tyson Fury II: (The Unfinished Business) February 22, 2020 by robosky02(m): 11:02am On Feb 12, 2020
Tyson Luke Fury (born 12 August 1988) is a British professional boxer. In 2015, he won the unified WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, IBO, The Ring magazine, and lineal heavyweight titles by defeating long-reigning world champion Wladimir Klitschko in Germany. The victory earned him Fighter of the Year and Upset of the Year awards by The Ring. As of December 2019, Fury is ranked as the world's best active heavyweight by The Ring, second by the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board, and fourth by BoxRec.

Tyson Fury
Fury in May 2019
Real name
Tyson Luke Fury
Gypsy King
The Furious One
2 Fast
6 ft 9 in (206 cm)[1]
85 in (216 cm)[1]
12 August 1988 (age 31)
Manchester, England
Boxing record
Total fights
Wins by KO
Medal record
Men's amateur boxing
Representing England
English National Championships
Gold medal – first place 2008 London Super-heavyweight
EU Junior Championships
Gold medal – first place 2007 Warsaw Super-heavyweight
European Junior Championships
Silver medal – second place 2007 Sombor Super-heavyweight
Representing Ireland
World Junior Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2006 Agadir Super-heavyweight

As an amateur, Fury represented both England and Ireland, as he was born in Manchester to an Irish Traveller family and traced his family lineage to relatives in Belfast and Galway.[2] He won the ABA super-heavyweight title in 2008 before turning professional later that year at 20 years of age. After winning the English heavyweight title twice, he became the British and Commonwealth champion in 2011 by defeating the 14–0 Dereck Chisora. He then won the Irish and WBO Inter-Continental titles, before defeating Chisora again in a 2014 rematch for the European and WBO International heavyweight titles. This success, along with his 24–0 record, set up a match with Klitschko, which Fury won by unanimous decision.

Fury was stripped of his IBF title 10 days after the Klitschko bout as he was unable to grant a fight with the IBF's mandatory challenger, Vyacheslav Glazkov, due to a rematch clause in his contract with Klitschko. The Klitschko rematch did not materialise as Fury suffered from mental health issues leading to alcoholism, extreme weight gain, and recreational drug use, and was charged with anti-doping violations. In 2016, he vacated the WBA, WBO, and IBO titles; The Ring stripped him of his last remaining title in early 2018. Later in 2018, following more than two years of inactivity, Fury challenged for the WBC heavyweight title against Deontay Wilder. The fight was controversially scored as a draw, with many believing Fury won.[3][4][5][6] Fury's strong performance against Wilder (including recovering from a heavy knockdown in the final round) earned him Comeback of the Year from The Ring and numerous other awards.


Re: Deontay Wilder Vs. Tyson Fury II: (The Unfinished Business) February 22, 2020 by robosky02(m): 9:07pm On Feb 13, 2020
The unfinished business

All to fight for to get a Chance to face AJ

Will it be

Wielder vs. AJ


Fury vs AJ


Re: Deontay Wilder Vs. Tyson Fury II: (The Unfinished Business) February 22, 2020 by robosky02(m): 10:29am On Feb 14, 2020
Five fights which made Las Vegas the ultimate boxing hotspot in the world

Las Vegas is famous for its great history in the boxing world. The city is quite renowned for its many venues for hosting boxing matches with many
traveling from all corners of the world to witness and place bets on top matches. It’s common to find boxing professionals who train and choose the city as their home. Boxing fans get treated to fun casinos where even celebrities are gamblers and some surprisingly support gambling. You can read top stories about famous celebs promoting gambling on top10-casinos.net.

Some of the most legendary games have also been fought and won right in the heart of Las Vegas.

Five world’s biggest Matches in Las Vegas History

1.Riddick Bowe Versus Evander Holyfield, 1992 13th November This game was one of the greatest matches in the history of Las Vegas Boxing. The Thomas and Mack center witnessed the high game with a total of eighteen thousand fans from across the world. The match was able to generate a total of nine hundred thousand pay per view buys. Despite Holyfield being badly hurt during the tenth round thanks to an uppercut, he was able to finish strongly. Although Bowe chose to go for the knockout, Holyfield managed to survive his onslaught. The commentator, Al Bernstein who was the then broadcaster of the pay per view, buy termed the match as one of the top rounds in the history of boxing.

2.Ray Leonard Versus Thomas Hearns, 16th September 1981 This great match took place at Caesar’s Palace on 16th September 1981. Leonard Ray was down with a swollen eye by the 5th round. Hearns managed to win right from the 9th round all through to the twelfth round. The match, however, ended with Ray Leonard also known as ‘Sugar’ winning the championship after he received a slight encouragement from his then trainer, Angelo Dundee.

3.Thomas Hearns Versus Marvin Hagler, 15th April 1985
This flight is another big match dubbed “the war” that happened in Las Vegas at Caesars Palace. Both men brought on a furious fight continuously during the 1st round, and it is considered as the most magnificent round according to the “Ring magazine.”The action, however, lasted only for eight minutes. During the second round, Hearns started to have an issue with his legs and later on in the third round; the action was all over. The match ended in quite an ugly manner with Hearns in a semi-conscious state while Hagler’s whole body was soaked in blood.

4.Jose Castillo Luis versus Diego Corrales, 7th May 2005 This match won the heart of many as the world’s most significant match of the year 2005. The game happened at Mandalay Bay. On the tenth round, Castillo also Known as Terrible was able to knock down his opponent two times. Corrales was able to counter this using his right hand. Corrales would later trap Castillo on the ropes shoving heavy punches thus emerging as the winner at the end of the match.

5.Meldrick Taylor Versus Chaves Cesar Julio, 17th March 1990 These two fighters were complete opposites in the arena. The match between them took place at Hilton Las Vegas in the year 1990 March 17th. Taylor appeared to be on top of his game at the beginning of the match thanks to his fancy footwork, but Chaves managed to counter his moves with sharp punches. Even though both fighters were injured, Taylor fought most of the later rounds when heavily bleeding in the Face which also got broken. Twenty-five minutes to the end of the match, Chaves was able to trap his opponent Taylor who was slow to respond, making him the TKO win. The Las Vegas Experience Another great reason that has made Las Vegas one of the biggest boxing capitals in the world is the experience. People always enjoy putting money on the line as they place bets on sports books with the boxing arenas beaming with lots of excitement and anticipation, not to mention the sin city life

If you use this content, you legally agree to credit World Boxing News and backlink to our story Five fights which made Las Vegas the ultimate boxing hotspot in the world | WBN - World Boxing News


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Re: Deontay Wilder Vs. Tyson Fury II: (The Unfinished Business) February 22, 2020 by robosky02(m): 10:41am On Feb 15, 2020
Waiting for this

Re: Deontay Wilder Vs. Tyson Fury II: (The Unfinished Business) February 22, 2020 by robosky02(m): 4:33pm On Feb 17, 2020
Mike Tyson gives his Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder prediction

Mike Tyson has revealed how he sees Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder panning out when the pair meet next weekend.

Fury and Wilder face off in Las Vegas next Saturday night in a rematch following their controversial draw in 2018.

That match caused a huge reaction when many thought Wilder had done enough to win it, and the judges’ scorecards were forensically analysed in the aftermath.

Mike Tyson Fury Wilder
Boxers Deontay Wilder (L) looks on as Tyson Fury (R) speaks during a press conference in Los Angeles. Mike Tyson has given his prediction for the fight and has tipped the Gypsy King to shade it. Pic: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images
Now, Iron Mike has backed his namesake to finish the job next week.

He said: ‘I like both of them as fighters, they both came from nothing and achieved becoming heavyweight champion, you have to respect that, I was in their position one time.

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‘In the first fight I was hoping for Tyson Fury, I always pulled for him because he was named after me, that is the natural thing to do, right?

‘I was always biased toward him. He is very likeable, he is a nice person.

‘I never understood Tyson, I just kept seeing him beating decent fighters.Mike Tyson Fury Wilder

‘I didn’t know if they were washed up or throwing the fights because Tyson did not look like he should be beating them.

‘But he was and he was laughing at them, that made me a fan. He is so much better than what he appears to be and looks like.’

Fury has predicted he’ll knock Wilder out n the second round, claiming he has had a recurring dream about that exact moment.

Mike Tyson Fury Wilder
Tyson Fury says he’s had a recurring dream about knocking Wilder out. Pic: Lionel Hahn/PA Wire
Mike Tyson highlighted Fury’s capacity for recovery after the Gypsy King got back up off the canvas in the first fight.

Iron Mike said: ‘He amazed a lot of people by getting up. He showed he is tough, he got up and won the final round.

‘I thought it was over, then he got up and it was like Rocky, he then fought back.

‘It was amazing, it made me a fan. It takes great fortitude and belief.’


Re: Deontay Wilder Vs. Tyson Fury II: (The Unfinished Business) February 22, 2020 by robosky02(m): 9:19pm On Feb 18, 2020
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Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 2: Six burning questions that need answering heading into heavyweight rematch
The Briton looks to become a two-time world champion in Las Vegas this weekend

1.Will the first bell resemble a metaphoric 13th round?

The confidence will have spilled over in Tuscaloosa throughout the past few months as Deontay Wilder repeatedly envisages the now infamous 12th round where he connected cleanly and so devastatingly to momentarily turn Tyson Fury‘s world upside down.

Will the fight begin in tense circumstances or has Wilder been convinced of his own power from the first fight to initiate a more frenetic pace? “Rising from the dead,” that’s how Wilder described Fury’s recovery then.

Fury’s range and fleet of foot will bide him time at first, while a reckless approach from Wilder may present openings that the challenger has so firmly claimed he will expose in a more aggressive approach this time around. Is it all bravado or will he fulfil his promise?

Can Fury’s chin stand up to Wilder’s ferocious power?
Wilder possesses the most intimidating weapon in boxing: the American may telegraph his hellacious right hand, yet it’s often irrelevant due to the force that punctures every opponent’s guard.

Fury’s resurrection in the first fight was incredible in itself, yet the more miraculous occurrence was how the Briton rediscovered the spring in his feet with more than two minutes remaining to not only stay out of reach, but package together shots of his own to turn the tide and momentum in his direction. It is worth remembering that Fury’s powers of recovery could be equally key to this fight as Wilder’s power.

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Yet Wilder has hinted at progress in his set-up in his last few performances, notably the devastating follow-up to the jab flicked out against Luis Ortiz last year before that notorious right landed down the middle to turn his lights out. Such trickery may not make Fury flinch on Saturday, but the languid frame of the Briton, his reflexes and survival instincts will surely limit the effectiveness of the American’s power – at least initially.

Will Fury get a fair shake on the cards?
The outrage failed to fester in Fury in the aftermath of the first fight, yet no matter what happens on Saturday, even an emphatic knockout from the champion, it should not be forgotten that the challenger was harshly treated after surviving 12 fatiguing rounds.

An argument was there to suggest Wilder only clearly pocketed the two rounds he knocked Fury down, yet Phil Edwards scored it a draw (113-113) and Alejandro Rochin awarded him just five rounds (115-111), with Robert Tapper shading it to Fury 8-4 in rounds (114-112). This time the glare will be more intense on the judges, with Fury’s hopes still largely in their hands, no matter the bravado surrounding a shift in strategy to “go for the knockout”. The elephant in the room has not been forgotten by Bob Arum though, Fury’s co-promoter this time, with the iconic Top Rank chief eager to secure the best in the trade.

“I would like to get the best possible judges, and if they’re all American, that’s OK,” Arum said. “In other words, we have an English guy in Fury and an American guy in Wilder. And nobody’s asking for neutral judges. We just want good judges.”

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Deontay Wilder (left) and Tyson Fury fought to a controversial draw in December 2018 (Getty)
How will the change in trainer influence Fury?
Ditching Ben Davison and hiring SugarHill Steward was a peculiar move two months out from such an enormous fight, particularly with the aforementioned belief that Fury did enough in the first fight to see his hand raised. Davison, despite limited opposition in the infancy of Fury’s comeback, prepared his fighter supremely, producing careful instructions and provoking the fun-loving entertainer that revelled on that great night three years previously in Dusseldorf.

Perhaps Fury’s vehement claim of being wronged 18 months ago in Los Angeles provides a hint as to why Steward has replaced Davison, as Emmanuel Steward’s protege insists it was “a fair decision”.

“I believe in one thing, one thing only, if you get a knockout it’s the only 100 per cent sure way you know you’ve won the fight. That’s the way I was trained and I’m a strong believer,” Steward told World Boxing News.

“Get the knockout you don’t have to worry about the decision of the judges.”

Take from that what you will, but when the opportunity arises, Fury may well be encouraged to close the show in what would amount to a legacy-defining performance, given he has already masterfully outwitted Wladimir Klitschko.

Fury mocks Wilder during their first fight (Getty)
Will Wilder remain calm?
There were certainly signs of agitation during the first fight from Wilder that Fury had cracked the code and would prove too elusive for his blockbuster power punches. It took until the ninth round for Fury to appear flustered: a combination of the placement of his feet lacking the precision from the previous half an hour, along with the multiple glancing shots.

Wilder’s patience not only matters leading up to landing a meaningful shot, but also in the moments after; it took Fury barely five seconds after referee Jack Reiss restarted the fight after that first knockdown before he wrapped up the Bronze Bomber, buying precious seconds to recover.

If Wilder is to prevail this time, a meticulous plan surrounding how he attempts to finish will be crucial.

Will both fighters now prove worthwhile investments and legitimate pay-per-view attractions?
Fury’s move to link up with Top Rank was seen as bold from the American company’s perspective; were they merely hoovering up the best available heavyweight talent with Anthony Joshua and Wilder out of their control? Or did they envisage Fury becoming a star in his own right on the other side of the Atlantic? Arum made the bold claim that the rematch would produce two million pay-per-view buys in the United States, with that number in the UK likely to be well below half that number due to the projected start time of 4am.

After rolling Fury out against little-known Tom Schwarz and Otto Wallin, now is the time to test whether their investment has truly paid off? Both fighters needed a dance partner to secure true crossover appeal in the sport’s most lucrative market and Top Rank will be waiting nervously to see whether Fury’s prolonged tour of exposure has been worthwhile, with the winner primed to claim the throne of the sport’s most glamorous division.


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Re: Deontay Wilder Vs. Tyson Fury II: (The Unfinished Business) February 22, 2020 by robosky02(m): 4:02pm On Feb 19, 2020
Let's go there
Re: Deontay Wilder Vs. Tyson Fury II: (The Unfinished Business) February 22, 2020 by robosky02(m): 8:00pm On Feb 19, 2020
How Tyson Fury has transformed into a knockout merchant to beat Deontay Wilder at his own game

The self-styled 'Gypsy King' danced his way around the ring in the first meeting but is promising a new type of fighter this time around

Fury is looking to add power to his game as well as speed and movement (Picture: Getty)
Fury is looking to add power to his game as well as speed and movement (Picture: Getty)
It is often a mark of heavyweight's malice, his knockout percentage. The Michael Buffers or David Diamantes of the world will always when introducing a fighter insist on including the number of times he has halted his opponent inside the distance.

In the case of Tyson Fury, his hit rate of two in three might not stand out from the crowd and his greatest ever victory to date came on the judges' scorecards in Germany when he dethroned Wladimir Klitschko. In this second instalment of his career, after returning from the depths of depression and substance abuse, he has only picked up two stoppages, neither of much note.

While the other two big names in the heavyweight division pride themselves on knockouts, Fury's record speaks of a rather different fighter. Throughout his years in the wilderness and during his return, the focus was on his movement. Even a layman can see that for a man of his height and weight, he is remarkably light on his feet. Watching him in the flesh for the first time is a surreal experience because of his unusual, awkward style. It is not traditionally what boxing fans have paid to see.

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But we could be witnessing yet another reincarnation of Fury. Ahead of the much-anticipated rematch with Deontay Wilder, gone is Ben Davison, one of the sport's younger trainers and whose friendship helped "The Gypsy King" shift the weight and the demons, and in has come SugarHill Steward and with him the ways of the legendary Kronk gym.

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There is a familiar face in the corner too in Andy Lee, Fury's cousin, a Kronk alumnus and an accomplished fighter in his own right, a former middleweight world champion who retired three years ago. There is a recognition that Fury must take care of the emotional as well as the physical and technical sides, but having made so much progress on the former, there seems to be a shift in focus towards the latter.

"He's never really had an emphasis on punching and trying to stop opponents and that's what Kronk is all about - winning by knockout, so that's where his mind's been at during this camp," Lee told Vegas Insider.

"I think Tyson and SugarHill have gelled with their personalities and they have come together really quickly. It's been all about small improvements.

"Tyson is going to knock him out in the second round."

Fury himself has made similarly confident assertions about Saturday's result, as is customary in the build-up to headline bouts in any division. It is a recognition of the fact that pay-per-view sales and knockouts are directly correlated.

There's a tactical advantage too. If Fury stops Wilder, he will not have to rely on the scorecards that he claims denied him last time, not to mention the psychological advantage going into the near-certain trilogy fight of having left your opponent helpless on his back.

"To knock out a knockout artist you have to make them go backwards and back them up," Fury told the BBC Radio 5 Live Boxing podcast with obligatory machismo.

"Wilder is used to coming forwards his whole career. He has never knocked anyone out on the back foot.

"All bullies when they are backed-up, fold. Wilder is no different to any other playground bully. When someone stands up to Deontay Wilder, he will fold. I will prove that on Saturday."

There are risks. Fury was knocked down twice in December 2018 by the most powerful right hand in boxing. Standing a little closer to that is a double-edged sword.

"He could be easier to hit, it's a risky game this style - but if you are in front of a fighter, and look like you pose a threat, it's not as inviting for your opponent to come in and attack," Lee added.

"Because if he sees you in front of him standing square with an aggressive posture, you pose more of a threat and the opponent has to think twice about coming in."

Thinking is something Fury has done plenty of, positive and negative, but did not do enough of in the first bout. Then-coach Davison chastised him for the two knockdowns, which trainer and fighter believe were preventable, and the change in personnel has not seen that element lost.

Lee said: "He needs to keep his eye on Wilder, don't take his eyes off him at any point. Also he can do practical things such as shelter with the left hand, always take the distance away from Wilder and let him fall short - but he's got to get close at some point!

"And that's the way he's going to go."

Going out on his shield is how almost every boxer wants to go, if not as an undefeated champion. It comes with the territory in such a pugilistic sport. Now Fury and his camp are talking like he is going to take that risk, to stand in the ring and fight Wilder like so many have tried and failed to do before. Whether he does or not is a whole other question. Fortunately, we will not have to wait too long to find out.


Re: Deontay Wilder Vs. Tyson Fury II: (The Unfinished Business) February 22, 2020 by robosky02(m): 9:36am On Feb 21, 2020
The unfinished business

Let's go there......
Re: Deontay Wilder Vs. Tyson Fury II: (The Unfinished Business) February 22, 2020 by robosky02(m): 9:49am On Feb 21, 2020
Who goes down this time...

The statistics last year and now.


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Re: Deontay Wilder Vs. Tyson Fury II: (The Unfinished Business) February 22, 2020 by Nobody: 1:19pm On Feb 21, 2020
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Re: Deontay Wilder Vs. Tyson Fury II: (The Unfinished Business) February 22, 2020 by Flexherbal(m): 1:19pm On Feb 21, 2020
May the best man take the day.

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Re: Deontay Wilder Vs. Tyson Fury II: (The Unfinished Business) February 22, 2020 by Perfecttouchade: 1:19pm On Feb 21, 2020
I see fury bounce back..I don train fury very well..him don epp me carry Casement burglary windows wey we dey do..na one blow 1 die he go give Wilder... grin if u want train well well come carry our Casement windows, walahi ur body go build grin grin make u check Perfect Touch Aluminium see how u go dey unbeaten and u go stand out cool

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Re: Deontay Wilder Vs. Tyson Fury II: (The Unfinished Business) February 22, 2020 by helinues: 1:20pm On Feb 21, 2020
Good.. It is a must match to watch

NTA Asaba will be showing it live
Re: Deontay Wilder Vs. Tyson Fury II: (The Unfinished Business) February 22, 2020 by Olayinka8793(m): 1:20pm On Feb 21, 2020
Re: Deontay Wilder Vs. Tyson Fury II: (The Unfinished Business) February 22, 2020 by Nobody: 1:21pm On Feb 21, 2020
I will not watch
Re: Deontay Wilder Vs. Tyson Fury II: (The Unfinished Business) February 22, 2020 by Pedagogueeye: 1:21pm On Feb 21, 2020
Boxing is no longer. Boxing of old, politics and money have taken over.
Not like the days of Lennox Lewis, Evander Holyfield, Mike Tyson, the only true boxer among this current businessmen is Tyson Fury.

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Re: Deontay Wilder Vs. Tyson Fury II: (The Unfinished Business) February 22, 2020 by Nobody: 1:21pm On Feb 21, 2020
Fury will beat wilder

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Re: Deontay Wilder Vs. Tyson Fury II: (The Unfinished Business) February 22, 2020 by Mrl1: 1:22pm On Feb 21, 2020
Na wa o grin grin

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Re: Deontay Wilder Vs. Tyson Fury II: (The Unfinished Business) February 22, 2020 by Abfinest007(m): 1:22pm On Feb 21, 2020
wilder to win
Re: Deontay Wilder Vs. Tyson Fury II: (The Unfinished Business) February 22, 2020 by Starboytwo(m): 1:23pm On Feb 21, 2020
Wilders got a sick right hand, and if fury can manage to stay on his feet all through, then he could win. .


Re: Deontay Wilder Vs. Tyson Fury II: (The Unfinished Business) February 22, 2020 by Debaiz: 1:23pm On Feb 21, 2020
Wilder the coward is loosing to fury.

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