Deontay Wilder insists Tyson Fury rematch would be ‘piece of cake’ – gives thoughts on why ‘Gypsy King’ opted out
Deontay Wilder believes he’d find a second fight against Tyson Fury far easier than their first meeting.
In December, the heavyweights fought to a controversial draw in LA, which many felt should have been awarded to the British challenger.
However, when the WBC ordered a rematch, it was the American champion who was willing to step up, while the ‘Gypsy King’ opted out to take a different route.
Now, Tyson Fury’s co-promoter Bob Arum is eyeing the second fight for 2020, something Deontay Wilder will welcome.
“The rematch with Fury would be a piece of cake for me,” Wilder told Mail Sport.
“At this point in my life and my career I have the world’s attention. I am on the rise. I don’t know about these other heavyweights.
“It seems like everybody else is standing still, but Deontay Wilder is doing this. It’s amazing how the tables have turned.”
Having gone their separate ways, Deontay Wilder will now fight Dominic Breazeale on May 18 in New York.
Meanwhile, Tyson Fury faces Tom Schwarz in Las Vegas four weeks later.
Reflecting on their dramatic 2018 affair, Wilder continued, “I wanted to end that fight with Fury with a devastating knockout, something that I always do. I got too excited. Everything he did was slow to me.
“The man had some kind of gypsy magic on me, that’s for sure. It was very easy, the way I saw it in my head.
“The second time around it would be a piece of cake. Fury and his people know that. That’s why they didn’t take the rematch.
“I gave Fury a concussion that night. He don’t even know how he got on the ground. And when a man don’t know how he got on the ground or got up, he’s in a bad place.
“How can a man win after being put on his ass twice? I have never seen a challenger beat the champion having been put on his ass twice. The referee helped him out big time.
“If he beat me so dramatically, if he outpointed me so much, then why not a rematch?
“Surely it would be easy for him, the way he’s talking. But that’s not the case.”
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