Tyson Fury vows to KO Deontay Wilder in Las Vegas rematch

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Tyson Fury has pledged to knock out Deontay Wilder when the pair meet next month, insisting he cannot trust judges to award him a win on points.

The pair’s first fight back in 2018 was deemed a controversial draw but Fury is adamant he will take the decision away from the officials come the fight by winning before the final bell in Las Vegas on February 22.

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“I know I will not get a decision in the US,” he told a news conference in Los Angeles. “They had to rob a man who had been out of the ring for three years and still couldn’t beat him.

“I’m not coming here for a points decision - I’ve had too many of them - I’m coming here for the knockout. I’ve had 21 of them and, from the heart, that’s what I’m looking to do.

“This is why I employed Sugar Hill. If I didn’t want a knockout, I wouldn’t have hired a Kronk trainer. If I didn’t want a knockout, I’d have kept Ben Davison [his former trainer] and working on that herky-jerky style.”

The lucrative rematch is set to be shown on BT Sport despite reports Sky had made a £10million offer to televise the clash.

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