Deontay Wilder in Las Vegas on Tuesday afternoon (Photo: Mikey Williams – Top Rank)
By Chris Robinson
WBC heavyweight world champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder and former lineal heavyweight champion Tyson “The Gypsy King” Fury made their grand arrivals Tuesday afternoon at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, NV, just days before their big pay per view rematch.
Fury (29-0-1, 20 KOs) came in a red Ferrari, while Wilder (42-0-1, 41 KOs) arrived shortly after in a Rolls-Royce SUV. Each man was bombarded with fans and support ahead of one of the biggest heavyweight fights in years.
The two fighters fought to a split-draw in December of 2018, with Wilder scoring two knockdowns and Fury having much success though boxing. Anything can happen in the rematch.
“I’m going to knock out Tyson Fury in devastating fashion on Saturday night,” Wilder said. “After I show the world what greatness lies inside of me, I will continue to go even further and do more amazing things in this sport.”
Fury is one of the more charismatic figures in boxing, and he is looking for an early ending.
“Las Vegas is the home of champions, and ‘The Gypsy King’ is here to put on a show,” said Fury. “I am knocking that bum out in two rounds. It’s going to be an early night. I can’t wait for Saturday night to be here. The WBC belt is the only major title I’ve yet to win. Saturday night, it will be mine.”
Wilder seemed to sum things up best, when pointing to what lies ahead. You can tell the respect is there.
“We all know that boxing is the hurt business and we both have bad intentions coming into this fight,” said Wilder. “I’m looking forward to our energies colliding and having an amazing fight.”