Ex-world champion in superheavy weight Vladimir Klitschko has made his prediction for the fight is a rematch in the Royal division between the holder of the WBC belt DevTeam Wilder and British contender Tyson fury. Joshua, who recently beat Andy Ruiz Jr.in a rematch, had a few words for Fury.
"Before I got to the bridge I heard a voice saying don't do this, you're going to destroy your families life and I immediately pulled the vehicle over and that was the first time I thought, right, now or never".
"Wilder said he has no interest in Joshua and that Joshua is irrelevant".
However, Wilder on Tuesday poured scorn on Fury's threats of knockout - dismissing his opponent as having "pillows" for fists. According to him, it was a closely contested bout where both men had their moments.
I think everybody is beatable.
"Deep down I feel he's nervous, very nervous from what happened the first time", the "Bronze Bomber" said. It was a draw, it was that close.
To kick things off this Friday evening, February 14th at 9PM on ESPN, "Wilder vs. Fury 2: The Roundtable" will premier with replays all week long, featuring Joe Tessitore, Tim Bradley, Andre Ward and Max Kellerman, analyzing every important variable and factor involved within the highly touted match-up. He should not get caught in the pocket with Wilder as one punch by Wilder is enough to turn the lights off for anyone.
On Saturday afternoon, February 22nd, at 1 PM ET, ABC will broadcast a live one-hour preview for "Wilder vs Fury 2" to entice mainstream and casual sports fans who are now "on the bubble" about purchasing the highly anticipated event. For Wilder to win he has to knock Fury completely out, and he couldn't do that the first time.
"To say Joshua isn't in the picture is just insane, it's weird".
Finally on Saturday, February 22nd, at 9PM ET, the primary announcers for the ESPN and FOX PPV presentation for "Wilder vs. Fury 2 PPV" will be Joe Tessitore (blow by blow), Lennox Lewis (color commentary), Andre Ward (color commentary) and Larry Hazzard Sr. "The comments worry me that we're in the same position".
"This is a guy who, for years and years, has failed to fight Anthony Joshua".
When asked whether Fury can knock out Deontay Wilder. I think this is a very good fight for him.