The ‘lineal’ heavyweight champion controversially drew with the WBC king late final 12 months
Tyson Fury says he does suppose his much-anticipated second combat with Deontay Wilder will occur this 12 months.
The pair’s first encounter final December proved to be one of the vital thrilling heavyweight contests in recent times because the Brit twice climbed off the canvas to seemingly defeat the American, just for the judges to attain it a draw.
Again in February, the ‘Gypsy King’ opted out of an ordered rematch and as a substitute inked a co-promotional cope with High Rank/ESPN.
He’s now scheduled to have two lesser bouts – the primary against Tom Schwarz on June 15, the second in opposition to an opponent to be confirmed on September 28 – after which needs to revisit Wilder.
Requested when he thought the rematch would happen, Fury instructed Behind The Gloves: “I feel 2019. I feel December we’re gonna see the rematch.
“We’re gonna see me kick his ass once more. This time although, he gained’t have the ability to stay with me.
“I’d simply had two little combat comebacks [before the first bout].
“I’ve [now] been again nicely over a 12 months, I’m robust on the weight and I don’t should lose any weight.
“He had his greatest alternative of his life to beat me and he couldn’t do it.
“By no means once more will he have that chance of a Tyson Fury solely 40 per cent of what he needs to be.
“After three years out the ring of drug and alcohol abuse, and psychological well being issues, and ten stone weight reduction.
“And he nonetheless couldn’t beat me. How a lot better am I than these guys?”
Fury additionally made headlines earlier this week after stating in an interview that he could be ‘gone’ after his subsequent three fights.
Many took this as a touch at an imminent retirement, nonetheless he has now clarified that that is completely not the case.
“I didn’t say retirement,” Fury defined, “I stated I’d be gone. I stated I used to be gonna have three fights and I’d be gone.
“I meant I’d be gone for the 12 months and have a while off!
“I’ve a five-fight deal, so except I’m gonna jack after three fights – I don’t suppose so!
“I’m solely a younger pup, I’ve solely simply began to come back into my profession – my second profession.
“I’ve solely had a couple of fights again so yeah, that is the fourth defence of my ‘lineal’ championship of the world.
“I’m actually wanting ahead to it.