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Wilder feels that Fury has ‘nervous energy’

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Wilder feels that Fury has ‘nervous energy’

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Wilder feels that Fury has ‘nervous energy’

We get closer and closer to the rematch between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury taking place this Saturday and one thing that everyone in boxing media has noticed is the fact the Wilder is taking all the claims that Fury has said leading up to the fight at face value.

Wilder when speaking to the media stated that the claims that Fury has been making leading up to the fight that he doesn’t see really happening.

“I really don’t know what’s their plans are or what he’s going to do or what he’s not going to do,” Wilder said during a recent media conference call. “I don’t know what is true about what he’s saying and what is not true. I know one thing, that I’m prepared for anything that he brings to the table.”

Some of the claims that Fury has made leading up to the fight that has stuck out for us here at Bog Fight Weekend is the fact that Fury claimed he wanted to stand toe-to-toe with Wilder in the ring a la Thomas Hearns taking on Marvin Hagler circa 1985. This claim, of course, is contradictory to the boxing style of Fury and even their first fight which ended in a split draw back in December 2018.

“I’m overly prepared for whatever. So if you want to bring the fight, then come on, let’s make it happen, that’ll benefit me more than anything, him coming full at me. So I hope they stick with that game plan and follow it through and aren’t just talking for hype. Actually do what you say you’re going to do.”

Get a full preview of the fight, including Wilder’s trainer Jay Deas joining us from Vegas, on the Big Fight Weekend podcast here:

Wilder chalks up the claims of Fury to just being nervous going into the rematch.

“So we’ll see what happens,” Wilder said. “Deep down in his heart, I really feel that he’s nervous. I really feel that he’s very, very nervous from the first time of what happened. When you knock a person down and give him a concussion, you never forget that. You never forget who did it to you and how they did it. And when you crawl back in the ring with him a second time to relive that moment all over again, there has to be stress; You definitely can’t sleep at night.”

That nervous energy is something that he repeated as well during the press conference that took place on Wednesday which saw the two having to be restrained.

Wilder stated, “If anybody should be changing up anything you would think it would be me since he’s saying he beat me by a wide margin. But that’s even not the case. He knows what the truth was, and I’m looking forward to it. So I hope he’s a man of his word because I’m every bit a man of my word and February 22 should be a sign for all of us.”

That sign when these two step into the ring on Saturday will not only cement legacies but also establish who is the #1 heavyweight in the world.

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Marquis Johns is a unknown humorist and avid boxing fan. His love for the sweet science goes back to when matches were 15 rounds and has been covering fights since closed-circuit pay-per-views. Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth is not only a quote by Mike Tyson, it's also a pretty good reminder to keep your guard up.

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