Fury: "There's Going To Be Blood Everywhere"

Tyson Fury is confident he will beat Deontay Wilder on Saturday

Ferrall On The Bench
November 30, 2018 - 8:32 am

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WBC Linear Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury dropped by CBS Sports Radio’s Ferrall on the Bench to discuss his upcoming fight with Deontay Wilder on Saturday. 

Fury (27-0, 19 KOs) is coming off a pair of decision wins against Francesco Pianeta and Sefer Seferi, while Wilder (40-0, 39 KOs) is coming off a knockout win over Luis Ortiz. The two will square off at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

“He’s going to be busted,” Fury said. “His face, there’s going to be blood everywhere. It’s the longest reach in world boxing. Eighty-six inches, it’s a very insane thing to get past. Not a lot of people understand until they’re in there with me.”

Tyson, 30, has never lost in his professional career. He beat Wladimir Klitschko in Germany in November 2015, handing the former champ his first loss in over a decade. 

“It was an unbelievable moment in time for me,” Fury said. “To be in there with a legendary champion like Wladimir that nobody could beat in such a long, long time – one of the longest-reigning heavyweight champions in the history of heavyweight boxing – and it was an epic moment in my life and career. But that’s old news. That’s dead and gone. That book has been closed. This is a new chapter of Tyson Fury’s story.”

Scott Ferrall believes Fury has won the mental battle against Wilder.

“I think so, too,” Fury said. “I think I’m living in his mind rent-free. Make no mistake: He will bring his A-game Saturday night. He really wants to win this more than ever now – and that will be his downfall. When you really, really, really, really, really want something, very rarely you get it.”

Still, Fury knows Wilder is a quality opponent.

“Wilder’s main asset is his confidence and his athleticism,” he said. “A lot of people will say it’s power. Well, power-shmower. All heavyweights can hit hard. I’m not really bothered about the power. But the most concerning asset will be the athleticism to close a distance quick and the confidence.”

While Wilder, 30, is unbeaten, he looked vulnerable against Ortiz in March. Seeing that made Fury lick his chops.

“I lick me chops like a pitbull looking at a steak sandwich,” Fury said. “I don’t want this fight to be an easy fight for me. I haven't really met anybody in boxing that can give me a boxing contest. So hopefully it will be the hardest fight of my life. That’s what I’ve been training for. If it’s not, I’ll be very disappointed. He’s talked a fantastic game. He’s promised the entire America he’s going to knock me out – he’s going to do this, he’s going to do that. And he says he’s a man of his word, so I hope he really is a man of his word. 

“But very rarely has anybody ever been proved right against the Gypsy King,” Fury continued. “That’s why I’ve been unbeaten in 10 years as a professional.”