Tyson Fury has proudly spent portions of his quarantine reliving his February seventh-round TKO over Deontay Wilder. Part of it is simple satisfaction of his work. The other part is his way to prepare for the third fight of their trilogy which is expected to happen late this year.
“I’ve watched that fight about 10 times, all the way through from start to finish, but I’ve watched the highlights quite a lot because I like to examine the work that I’ve done. I wanted to see how Wilder was conquered by different things and different scenarios,” Fury proclaimed Thursday night during the Jessie Magdaleno vs. Yenifel Vincente card. “I’ve really broken it down over the past three months, hence I’ve had nothing to do.
“It was just every single part of it I was just too good for him. Every department. Whether it was long range, inside, hooking, punching, hitting the body — anything. I just outmatched him. This is the difference between a much fit Tyson Fury, who has kept busy, than a Tyson Fury who spent three years out of the ring.”
Fury proudly announced a two-fight agreement with Anthony Joshua earlier this week, two potential bouts he’s proclaimed as the biggest in British boxing history. But Thursday, Fury reiterated that he has to handle business over Wilder first and he’s not overlooking the Bronze Bomber’s thirst for revenge.
“I’m going into the third fight even more focused than I was for [the second] fight because this is Wilder’s last chance at the big time, especially to win his belt back,” Fury said. “Deontay Wilder will come in more prepared and more ready for this fight. I have to take this fight even more serious than the first two because a lot of champions and a lot of fighters who had trilogies with people, just because they beat them comfortable the second time, overlook them the third time and end up getting knocked out or losing, and I don’t want to become a statistic.”
As for the details of finalizing Fury-Wilder III, Top Rank CEO Bob Arum said: “It’s set, but we’re looking for the site. Will we be able to do it for the spectators, even partially, in the United States? If not, can we do it with spectators in Macao or Australia? That’s what we’re exploring now.”
Fury’s goal is to become the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world, and he will have to defend his title against Wilder before he gets a chance to make that happen against Joshua.