Tyson Fury remembers with brilliant clarity the moment he finished his first step on the path to redemption, which takes him to Sin City for his life-defining world heavyweight title fight with Deontay Wilder .
It came to be that what he calls & # 39; my two years in hell & # 39; their lowest ebb when he was standing on a lonely country road, enveloped in depression .
& # 39; On that day in 2017 I was in Cornwall, & # 39; reveals Fury. & # 39; I noticed that I was walking on a road near Mount St. Michael. I looked at myself and saw how terribly fat I was. I felt terrible. I had not trained or fought for centuries and I knew that if I went on like this I would die young.
& I was always happiest in the gym and the ring. I knew that my only hope of salvation was a second chance to box. But I couldn't find a way. There was too much blockage of my mind, lawsuits and all sorts of things.
& # 39; While I stood there, I handed God over. I prayed that although it would be difficult, he could lead me back to training and fight again. The prayer was answered. I was shown the path to do what I thought was impossible. & # 39;
It is not his only conversion from Road to Damascus. In his first fight with Wilder, he still rose comatose from a monstrous final round to retrieve the epic draw that both kept their undefeated records.
That two years after his multi-belt championship victory over Wladimir Klitschko was fraught with mental illness, self-proclaimed cocaine abuse, and condemnation of his strict Biblical beliefs about sexuality, plus a self-imposed exile from the stake.
With his demons conquered, he can identify the benefits of even that painful hiatus.
& # 39; But now they come at a time when heavyweight boxing is a much bigger deal than five years ago. My only regret is that I have not become a junkie in the gym for my own health and well-being and started living cleanly ten years earlier. I feel so good now.
& # 39; It is a huge turnaround. The audience has changed, all the more because the whole story has appeared in the TV documentaries and my book. Everyone loves an underdog and a comeback. This is seen as one of the biggest comebacks ever, now that people know everything about the bi-polar, the thoughts about suicide and how I got out of depression to become a global ambassador for mental health … to respect.
& To be precise, it is not the actual boxing that saved me. It's the gym that keeps me happy. And it is the pure lifestyle with five meals a day of good food prepared by one of the best nutritionists in the world that keeps me healthy.
& Everyone knows how I am in between fighting balloon flights. That meant I didn't have good training camps, just big camps. I kept learning about boxing. The only thing I practiced was weight loss. It took me until I was 29, instead of 19, to realize that I have had enough of high living, more than enough juicy hamburgers and pints of beer and that I had to throw away all that diet coke. & # 39;
Friends are also usually excluded as the fights become bigger and more important.
He says: & This one with Wilder is serious. I go to bed early and get up early. The only times I leave the house are fulfilling my contractual media amounts and going to the gym. & # 39;
Visitors are limited; his brothers and sisters come and go. His new trainer Javan SugarHill Steward – cousin of the late, great Manny Steward – is always present and two or three important team members are here.
But he says: I actually excluded the outside world. Only my wife, my father and my brothers can call me. & # 39;
The sudden replacement of Ben Davison as a trainer raised eyebrows, but Fury says: & I did well in the first fight with Wilder and believe I won despite the two knockdowns. People said that if it is not broken, it should not be remedied, but I do not want this second to end up with the judges.
& # 39; SugarHill has not been asked to change anything, only to add other elements. To get the knockout – and I've always dreamed of doing it in the second round – I don't need more power as some say, but a better balance.
& # 39; I have always had these God-given athletics and mobility, but although that herky jerky movement pushes out opponents, I don't want to miss them alone, I want them to miss and make pay. This time I will be in balance and let Deontay pay when he misses, by taking off his lips. & # 39;
Not much has been talked about this trash so far. Respect for each other grew out of the brutal drama of the first fight.
Although Fury says: & I have some fireworks for him this week. The suits are ready! I am an entertainer and the best heavyweight in the world and we are in the world capital of entertainment. & # 39;
Not, as suggested, that he is thinking of living here.
He says: & # 39; America is a beautiful country and Vegas is a beautiful place where the sun shines a lot more than back in Morecambe. But I will always go back. That's where my family lives and family is the only thing I have in my life except boxing. They are the key for me and my future. My wife and children. & # 39;
There is another thing he says he could be: & # 39; A psychologist. I am that now. I live in Deontay's head without rent. I enjoy the brain games. Like everyone I fought, he doesn't know what to think about me. He thinks I'm crazy, but he has no idea how to deal with me.
& hopes that the power of that blow will haunt me at the end of the first fight. But if I didn't want this rematch, I wouldn't have fought. He is worried. He knows he is a one-trick pony, although the trick is a very powerful punch. But when he goes to bed nowadays, he thinks he has landed his one trick on me twice and that it was not enough. He couldn't finish me.
& # 39; He knows that if he ever beat me, it was then. He always saw me get up and go back to him. Now he doesn't know what I am doing. I am the master of the thinking games. I caught him playing my games. & # 39;
The Gypsy King is convinced that he will relieve the bronze bomber of the WBC crown and complete his collection of all alpha belts.
But although he knows the extent of Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, he still says: & Nothing will ever come close to the night of November 28, 2015. Klitschko beat, the long reigning champion. Sweet. Even more fun to do it in Germany where you almost never get the decision. Not even Deontay's knockout in the second will surpass that. Although like Ali-Frazier 1 was the fight of the last century, ours could be the fight of this century.
& # 39; Not even beating Anthony Joshua would be greater and I believe he will fight us now. Wilder and I stepped on the board. Everyone knows that we are the top three heavyweights in the world and it would be a shame if we didn't all fight each other in random order. & # 39;
Fury is mentally so secure now that he can say: & # 39; There will be no relapse with me if I lose this fight. I can lose a fight as long as it's up to a better man. If I meet that man and he beats me, I will honestly say and shake his hand. The only thing I couldn't stand would not perform at my best. That's why I trained so hard, saved more than ever, did everything I could, so I have no apologies. & # 39;
Another early night arrived when we turned the circle around that road in Cornwall. Fury says: & # 39; Just as I read my verse of the day every morning, I pray every evening. & # 39;
So will he pray for the victory? & # 39; I never do that & # 39 ;, he says. & # 39; I pray that I perform at my best. I pray that my opponent will do the same, so we give the world a great fight. I pray that we can both get out of the ring without injury and go home safely to our families. And I pray that the best man wins. & # 39; Amen on it.
Deontay Wilder sits on a stool in a small room in a corner of his gym, his head bow. Outside, a few hundred meters away, the Black Warrior River, swollen with the rain that has fallen in the last two days, rushes through the darkness in the southwest to Mississippi, with cracked branches and other wreckage from the storm. Wilder clenches his right fist and stares at it.
The heavyweight world champion reads out the opening verse of Psalm 144, tattooed in three lines of blue ink on his knuckles over both hands. “Blessed be the Lord, my strength, who teaches my hands to wage war and my fingers to fight,” he says. & # 39; Everyone who knows psalms knows it. I love reading texts. I blessed my right hand when I placed that text on it. & # 39;
That right hand has attacked 43 opponents in the 11 years of Wilder & # 39; s professional career and eliminated 41 of them. None of his first 32 fights went beyond four rounds. & # 39; I felt that I barely touched boys and they fell & # 39 ;, he says. His punch is generally considered the most destructive weapon in any weight class in boxing. Wilder grins when he hears that. & # 39; True, & # 39; he says.
Sometimes, the right hand argues early. Sometimes it gets him out of trouble if he loses a points battle, as was the case with Luis Ortiz last November. The point is that when he has a weapon like the right hand that he sometimes calls The Eraser, he doesn't have to express opponents. He only looks for the opportunity he needs.
Whatever the case, it is almost always the decisive factor in his attacks. That fist, amidst a combination of punches, also blessed Tyson Fury in December 2018 and sent him for the second time that evening in the final round of their world title fight in Los Angeles.
Fury stood up and clung to a draw. Wilder says there will be no repeat of that escape when he meets the Gypsy King in their rematch in Las Vegas next Saturday. & # 39; He got out of the way a few times & # 39 ;, says Wilder. & # 39; They've all tried that. Everyone is trying to get rid of the right hand. Everyone. But they are always caught. & # 39;
The most important moment in the life of Deontay Wilder had nothing to dealing with boxing or becoming a heavyweight champion of the world, rightly proud of that achievement.
It was when he was summoned to make a very personal and deeply painful choice as a poor teenager about to become a father. Wilder and his then girlfriend Helen Duncan were told that his first child would be born with spina bifida.
& # 39; It was scary to know that I had a child on the way, "he says. & # 39; It was even scarier that this little creature would come into the world with a defect. I was so young and held my whole world in my hands. Suddenly I was faced with this enormous responsibility for a life that would require my enormous care and attention.
The doctors told us she would never walk. Told us she might never have the natural learning ability of a child. They offered us the opportunity to end. This was the most important decision of my life. To keep her or not to keep her. Thank goodness I'm right. We just felt that she had the right to live. & # 39;
Vindication comes with every improving day in the life of Naieya and her 6ft 7-in-34-year-old father, whose company eliminates all other giants of the prize ring, glowing with love and pleasure when his daughter is approaching her 15th birthday, on March 20.
& # 39; Doctors can do all that studying and gain all that knowledge & # 39 ;, says Wilder. & # 39; But what they cannot explain is a miracle, the miracle that is our Naieya. She is not walking alone, she is running. Not only does she go to school, she is one of the smartest girls in her class. So smart, so intelligent.
& # 39; The experience with her has matured me early. When I saw her overcome so many times, I was inspired to do the same. Even before she was born, she taught me how important it is to always make the right decisions. She is such a clear spark that illuminates my life, just like all my children with their different characters and personalities. I love them all. & # 39; All eight. Through four different mothers, including the latest addition to Telli Swift, the fiancé will soon be his second wife.
We are talking about an opening in a room in a corner of his dilapidated gym, the two of a few mostly abandoned lock-up storage units tucked away in a small clearing in the woods on the outskirts of Tuscaloosa. Rain hammers on the tin roof and old buckets catch the drops around the ring.
It is where Wilder escapes family life and trains to become the bronze bomber. He will be happy when he has finished eliminating Tyson Fury, whom he had twice beaten in their first fight 14 months ago.
He explains: & Yes, I want to prove that I am the best heavyweight of this generation. Perhaps the best ever, because when I knock out Tyson, in my 11th straight world heavyweight title fight, Muhammad Ali's record is approaching. This is now the biggest fight of my life. & # 39;
But talking quickly returns to his family. & # 39; My best days are having all the children at home with me. Sometimes with all their mothers. Even a few of my mothers-in-law. I love them too. I have a big, beautiful family. & # 39;
The preparation for a large family came from the eldest of eight brothers and sisters. Just like the pursuit of greatness. He remembers: & # 39; The house was always full. Some nights when everyone was home and two of my sisters brought their children, there was no bed for me and I had to sleep outside in the back of our old car. As the oldest, I was given most of the tasks, and I also took care of the others. & # 39;
Tuscaloosa is the home of the University from Alabama, whose legendary college football team champion, the Crimson Tide, of which Wilder dreamed to play for. Poor high school grades partly contributed to that ambition and he had to go to a tough community school & # 39; where they fooled my old-worn clothing and worn-out shoes, so I went boxing & # 39 ;.
There was also a more urgent need to boost family income. & # 39; We always had trouble making ends meet & # 39 ;, he says. & # 39; Life from pay check to pay check. So I got a job as a server at the local IHOP. & # 39;
This is an abbreviation for the fast food chain of the International House Of Pancakes and Wilder adds: & # 39; I have always given good tips. I have always kept my station spotless. At first people thought I should be a basketball or football player and talked to me about sport. Then they wouldn't sit at a table other than mine and they would tell me very personal things about their lives.
& # 39; They clung to me for some reason. It became as if I still had a large family. My mother gave me my social skills. She loved to talk to people and just like her I am happy to meet people. I don't think I'm better than anyone, because I'm the world champion and I have millions in the bank. I am a people person and I do not let anyone take the real life away from me. No one. & # 39;
Certainly not the racists against whom Wilder, like almost all African-Americans here in De Dep South, is still fighting.
& # 39; The battle continues & Wilder says. & # 39; It is still alive, just as real as in the day of the & # 39; Million Man March & # 39 ;. It is terrible that it is now more public. What used to happen in the dark now continues in the light. We can still see video & # 39; s of racist remarks and deeds, although the evidence is clear as day, those people are not found guilty.
I am black and famous so I use my platform to place things outside of it. When those moments come I give everything to it. I have not changed over the years because of my success. Same walk. The same conversation. Some people may not like it, but they must respect it.
& # 39; Other people do not know what black people must endure. They don't have to live with hate every day. They don't see the eyes of prejudice staring into the face. As they say, walk in my shoes. Then you may understand what I have experienced. What it feels like to be called a certain word or to witness brutality by the police.
& # 39; Usually when I see a bad situation, my size and presence are enough to stop it. But I often wonder what I would do if a terrible act against someone who is vulnerable is continued. I know what damage I am capable of. But I cannot promise that I would become deaf and walk away. I cannot promise that I would not help that person. I can't promise I would never play. & # 39;
Tuscaloosa is where the first black girl who was admitted to a segregated southern university, Autherine Lucy, was denied access until US marshals famous Alabama governor George Wallace forced step aside from blocking the main door. Now it's Wilder & # 39; s retreat from such dark realities – there's a sign on his gym wall that says & # 39; Sweet Home Alabama & # 39 ;.
& # 39; I love this place, & # 39; he explains. & # 39; Everyone talks about how they like to come home. But it is all best when you come to the place where you have always been home. To where you were born. & # 39;
That brings him back to Fury, who suddenly changed his trainer from the defensive Ben Benison to the attacking cousin of the great Emanuel Steward Javan & # 39; SugarHill & # 39; Flight Attendant.
To which Wilder says: & I would not change my trainer (Jay Deas) more than where I live. Why would I want to move to New York, Los Angeles or Miami when I have a rest here?
I am a home boy. I like to be surrounded by family, but I also like to be home alone sometimes. Meditate. Training my brain to solve problems, which is just as important to me as training my body. & # 39; That remarkably slender body for a heavyweight with which he can throw those knockout punches at irresistible speed.
Fury insists on knocking out for a second round in Las Vegas next Saturday for fear that he would be robbed, as he sees it for the second time. That draw, achieved by him somehow semi-conscious of a final round flattening, enabled Wilder to retain his WBC title.
He says: & If Tyson comes to me, he is really crazy. People say I can't box on the back foot, but most of my knockouts have been inflicted after I've been on the back foot. & # 39;
The build-up has been more respectful so far and Wilder says: & # 39; It should be that way. We have shared our energy in the ring and Tyson has felt the wrath of my power. The myth of that power is always in the mind of all my enemies. They always wonder: & # 39; If he hits me, what will happen to me? & # 39;
& # 39; If I had been beaten unconscious as I had beaten Tyson unconscious in our first fight, it would certainly be on my mind. I know it concerns him and his family. I've seen videos of those who say they don't want him to do this again. The fact that you do not see people does not mean that we do not look. We have our spies all over the world. My CIA. Even the birds talk. & # 39;
Wilder talks a lot about energy, but he keeps it for his big fights in the ring and against racist abuse outside. Talking about the third man in the heavyweight championship world championships, Anthony Joshua, is forbidden in this camp because Wilder is convinced that the Brit will never take the risk of fighting him.
Yet I press him to condense his thoughts about Joshua in one word. He says: & # 39; Coward. & # 39; And a word for Fury, please. He pauses, gives me a copy of a signed children's comic book about his life, and then smiles as he says: & # 39; Amen. & # 39;
& # 39; The winner MUST fight against AJ & # 39 ;: Eddie Hearn reveals that he will offer the victor of Tyson Fury v Deontay Wilder a 50-50 split in an attempt to showdown the long-awaited Anthony Joshua
finally to seal
- Fury and Wilder meet each other Saturday in a blockbuster for the WBC belt
- Matchroom boss revealed that he will offer the winner a 50-50 split to fight Joshua
- Fury has rejected skepticism from his former trainer Ben Davison
- He will focus on an early interruption in the second fight with Wilder in Las Vegas
- Their first meeting ended in a controversial split decision drawing in 2018
- Tyson Fury is known for producing crazy one-liners during interviews
- & # 39; Gipsy King & # 39; prepares for his rematch with Deontay Wilder in Las Vegas
- He joked: & # 39; I have sucked a lot with licking to strengthen my jaw & # 39;
- Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury will go head-to-head for a February 22 rematch
- Fury changed his coaching team after their first fight in 2018
- Fury has replaced Ben Davison with SugarHill Steward, cousin of the late Emanuel
- But Wilder claims that change is just one way to make an excuse in defeat
- The Blades suffered their first loss of the season by Leicester on Bramall Lane
- Jamie Vardy and Harvey Barnes netted while Oli McBurnie scored for the hosts
- Wilder praised striker McBurnie as one of the few positives of the 2-1 defeat
- Eddie Hearn said that Anthony Joshua must fight Tyson Fury or Deontay Wilder
Talks about a fight between Joshua and Wilder for the heavyweight undisputed crown have been rumbling the bulk of two years, while Fury has often spoken of his desire to confront his countryman in a heavyweight fight from Britain.
Hearn has claimed that both Wilder and Fury have rejected offers to face Joshua in the past, but believes they have now reached a point where the fight should just take place.
Fury and Wilder meet in a repeat of their December 2018 classic in Las Vegas in eight days for the WBC heavyweight title – the only one not owned by Joshua – and Hearn admitted that he will probably make his earlier offers to the one who emerges the victor in an effort to finally seal the long-awaited mega battle for all the belts.
I agree with my esteemed colleague [Frank] Mr. Warren, the winner must fight Anthony Joshua, there is no doubt about it, & Joshua told Joshua & # 39; s promoter TalkSPORT.
Fury talks a brilliant game for this fight and he is an excellent self-promoter. The fact is that we made 60/40 offers to Fury and Wilder well before they were actually as relevant as they are now and they both rejected it, so we actively tried to fight this fight, we are already there the houses, it has been discussed for centuries.
& # 39; 60 -40 for both and they wanted 50/50 when they were not as relevant as they are now. As I said recently in an interview, we may have to make that offer next time, but it makes no sense to talk about a deal until that fight is over, but when that fight is over, we have to get it done. & # 39;
Hearn seemed to have reservations about Wilder & # 39; s plans to fight Joshua and back on his claims earlier this week that the Brit & # 39; irrelevant & # 39 ; was in the heavyweight landscape.
The Matchroom boss also admitted that it would be less complicated to fight with Fury, and added: "You should give those guys the honor of Wilder and Fury." There was a time when they were not as relevant as now and now it is a big fight and they are stars. Fury is the star.
Tyson Fury, one thing is certain, will fight against Anthony Joshua. He actually wants to fight Anthony Joshua and I believe that, and I know that AJ wants to fight Tyson Fury. He is doing a lot of work in America now, you know, he has Top Rank, MTK, it would be very easy to close that deal with Fury.
& Wilder, he has made a few comments that make me think, as he said yesterday that Joshua is simply not relevant. He has four of the belts in the heavyweight division, he is the biggest star of the division, of course he is relevant. And he wants to fight against the winner, because without this he cannot call himself the best. We believe Joshua is the best fighter in the world, Fury believes he is the best in the world, Wilder believes it too. Everyone has their opinion, but the proof is in the pudding.
& # 39; Wilder vs Fury does not tell you who is the best heavyweight in the world, the winner of that fight against AJ tells you who is the best heavyweight in the world and we have to see it. & # 39;
& # 39; I need to knock him out this time & # 39 ;: Tyson Fury convinced that he cannot afford to rely on Vegas judges in rematch with Deontay Wilder
After they stung their first fight in 2018 and moved to a controversial draw, Fury claims he will focus on an early halt in the second fight in Las Vegas on Sunday, February 23.
If his comments are taken at face value, a brawl with the huge hit of the WBC champion Wilder would be a big risk.
Davison, who was thrown overboard by Fury in December, said earlier this month: & # 39; It is not exactly the approach I would choose, but that doesn't mean it's wrong. & # 39;
But Fury is convinced that he cannot afford to rely on the Vegas judges.
He said: "The greater the risk, the greater the reward. I know this is not the strategy that Ben would have followed, but that is why Ben is not training me for this fight because I don't need that strategy.
& # 39; What I did last time was fantastic, but it wasn't good enough to give me the win. It had to be changed.
& # 39; Walking to a puncher is very risky, but you will not knock him out by dancing 12 laps around the ring. I have to knock this guy out, simple as.
"Anyone who thinks Wilder cannot be knocked down is an idiot. I will prove how powerful I am. I'm going to stop him. "
BT Sport Box Office shows Fury & # 39; s rematch with Wilder exclusively live. Wilder v Fury II can be viewed on BT, Virgin, Sky, online via the web or via the BT Sport Box Office app.
BT Sport Box Office shows Fury & # 39; s rematch with Wilder exclusively live. Wilder v Fury II can be viewed on BT, Virgin, Sky, online via the internet or via the BT Sport Box Office app.
& # 39; I have a lot of blowjobs to strengthen my jaw & # 39 ;: Tyson Fury jokes about an x-rated training method to prevent Deontay Wilder from knocking out in the Las Vegas rematch
The & # 39; Gipsy King & # 39; is known for producing crazy one-liners and his latest x-rated statement is certainly in the same category.
When asked about the strength of his chin after the two knockdowns in the last meeting with Wilder, Fury caught the interviewer overwhelmed with his answer.
& # 39; I have sucked a lot with licking to strengthen my jaw, so yes, I also strengthened the old jaw.
Fury and Wilder fought for a draw in their first fight, although the result was controversial.
Most spectators thought that the British heavyweight had been robbed of what should have been a simple decision-making gain, despite the two knockdowns.
Questions remain about Fury & # 39; s chin but the & # 39; Gipsy King & # 39; surprised fans by beating the count in the 12th round to continue and fight after what seemed like a devastating knockout.
On February 22, he gets the chance to answer doubts against his powerful American opponent.
He has promised to separate Wilder from consciousness in the second round and insists that he will be much more aggressive in his tactics because he believes leaving it to the jury to be far too risky after what happened in the previous one happened once.
Deontay Wilder jokes about the & # 39; pitty pat & # 39; punching style of Anthony Joshua and claiming that Brit now & # 39; IRRELEVANT & # 39; is in the heavyweight division
A fight with Joshua can be on the cards if the conditions can be agreed and the bronze bomber looks out of Fury in Las Vegas next weekend.
But Wilder, after Joshua a & # 39; coward & # 39; to have mentioned, has now beaten the boxing style of his rival.
& # 39; He didn't fight it. Nobody wants to see you coming back and getting a title for pity for someone else, the technique and style of beating, grabbing, holding someone, stealing & he said, C NN Sport .
& # 39; We want to see you all on your shield.
& # 39; This man knocked you down four times and knocked you out. Knocked you out!
& # 39; So you don't come back and have a pathetic pat on the back and just win a lap from a man who is overweight and doesn't train at all for the fight. & # 39;
& # 39; He apologizes for when he loses & # 39 ;: Deontay Wilder hits Tyson Fury after changing coaching team before their rematch
The two will clash in Las Vegas on Saturday week after their controversial draw in Los Angeles in 2018.
Since that night in LA, Fury has swapped his coaching team with Ben Davison to be replaced by SugarHill Steward, cousin of the late Emanuel.
& # 39; Many things that he does make me feel like he is making an excuse for when he loses, & # 39; told Wilder ThaBoxingVoice .
& # 39; The weight thing – I don't want to hear about being out of shape or: & # 39; He didn't have enough time to get in shape.
& # 39; All these trainers in the neighborhood – I don't want to hear when I knock him out, "If he had Ben, it would have been better."
In the initial fight, Fury was dropped twice against the Bronze Bomber but still hoped he had done enough on points to win the competition.
Victory for Fury was denied by first rank judges who scored a draw, and Wilder believes that the change in coaching team will do little to help Fury & # 39; s chances in their upcoming rematch where Wilder & # 39; s WBC title will be on the line.
& # 39; I don't & # 39 ;, he added. & # 39; They are similarities with the Dominic Breazeale camp when they added Virgil [Hunter].
& # 39; If you have bad habits, it is difficult to correct. Sometimes it takes years to correct bad habits.
& # 39; And it takes even longer if you are not used to it, if you have not worked with that person. & # 39;
Fury knows how to make headlines with what he says – even if he sometimes chooses to be more tongue in the cheek than others – and has had a lot of fun lately.
From strange methods to give themselves more clout to supposed switches to octagon fights, Fury wins the fight before the fight when it comes to having an impact in the press.
With that collision on February 22 on the horizon, Sp ortsmail looked at Fury & # 39; s best quotes and lines in the run-up to the Wilder collision.
On an upcoming move to mixed martial arts …
Fury has long suggested that he could move to other sports. He participated in a WWE competition at the end of last year and has repeatedly hinted that he could participate in a mixed martial arts competition.
In October, he suggested that Conor McGregor would train him to take part in a collision within the octagon.
He said: & Maybe you see Tyson Fury having his MMA debut this year. It is different, but, as I said, Tyson takes over Fury [is].
& # 39; I spoke to Conor about it and he is willing to train me and it will be good.
& # 39; I come from a long line of bare boxing champions and get injured, get bloody.
& # 39; You saw in my last fight that there was blood everywhere, it is nothing new to me. It all belongs to my heritage. I'd really like to go in there and beat someone up.
& # 39; He [McGregor] just said, "when you're done, let's go. Come to Dublin and we'll start training" I can't wait I'm going to accept the offer.
& # 39; We may be standing on a double head – The Gypsy King and Conor McGregor. View this space. & # 39;
Last month, McGregor denied that he had spoken to Fury, but spoke of his respect for him.
He said: & # 39; Tyson keeps saying and he spoke and said that I would train him. I've never talked to Tyson in my life, so I don't know why he says that.
& # 39; It's not a bad story, so I let it roll.
& # 39; Tyson is a good man. I like him. He is a great boxer, phenomenal boxer. Probably the best natural boxer in the heavyweight division at the moment. & # 39;
How he prepares for the fight and changes his life for the better …
During the first press conferences, Fury was asked if he had his habits had changed prior to the rematch with Wilder.
He had an interesting reaction: & I do many things that I did not do before. I eat five or six meals a day and drink eight liters of water.
& # 39; If it gives me a head start, I am willing to try it.
& # 39; I am masturbating seven times a day, keep pumping my testosterone. & # 39;
About gasoline that played a role in his preparations …
Anger was criticized by Wilder for having & # 39; fists for fists & # 39; had. Fury responded by suggesting that he would knock him out in the second round.
About how he would achieve that, Fury has suggested that something strange is going on.
He said: & i was speaking with an old legendary bare knuckle fighter from the traveling community, his name is Big Joe Joyce.
& # 39; He told me about dipping his hands in gasoline to make them harder.
& # 39; So for this fight I put my hands into the last three or four weeks of the training camp five minutes a day to really make them harder. It worked for him so I'm going to try. & # 39;
On his plans after fighting Wilder …
Like shown above, Fury discussed a switch to MMA, but declined. However, he would like to step into the octagon and fight with boxing rules.
And he has claimed that he will speak with UFC supreme Dana White about arranging a fight with one of his stars.
Fury said: & # 39; I don't want to fight an MMA fight, roll across the floor and so, no. But I would fight against one of their champions with small gloves.
& # 39; Maybe in a cage, but with boxing rules. I think that would be very interesting. With UFC gloves, the small 4 ounce gloves, that would be good for me. & # 39;
& # 39; After defeating Deontay Wilder next month, I'm going to have a sit-down with Dana [White] and we go for it, run some numbers and see if the fight makes sense, & # 39 he added.
& # 39; The one who is available from that side, and who is willing to kick an a ** in the cage by the heavyweight champion of the world, he is the one I want. & # 39;
But former promoter Eddie Hearn has his doubts …
Fury claimed that he would donate his wallet from the Wilder fight to charity and when asked, he said: & I gave away my last wallet, but I don't do charity work for a pat on the back.
& # 39; I do it to help people, but I don't want to praise it, I don't want to be called a benefactor. & # 39;
However, Hearn suggested that Fury did not tell the truth and never gave up his £ 7 million wallet.
He said in May: & # 39; One moment he is giving his entire wallet to charity, which he clearly never did, and on the other hand he is now returning to his ways of negativity . & # 39;
& # 39; The better team has won, I believe & # 39 ;: Chris Wilder is not beating the review of Sheffield United & # 39; s first defeat of the season by Leicester
- ] Chris Wilder criticized the performance of his Sheffield United side on Saturday
The Blades boss did not slap at his assessment of their performance, even it felt a bit hard on his players.
& # 39; The better team won, I believe, & # 39; said Wilder after their first loss of the season.
& We have not done enough. The performance in the first half was far from what we expected. I have never known that we would give the ball away so cheaply.
& # 39; We were not brave enough outside property either. Regardless of the quality of the opponent, I look at our standards and that was far below the level required to win a football match. & # 39;
McBurnie, however, had given them hope at one point after running an equalizer just after the hour. It was his first for the club since he signed from Swansea City for £ 20 million.
& # 39; The overall game of Oli is excellent, & # 39; Wilder said. & # 39; When he and Billy Sharp entered, the center halves had more problems than Callum Robinson and David McGoldrick in the first half. Scoring a goal is great for Oli and he is knocking on the door to start now. His performance is a highlight for us. & # 39;