Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury
New York Press Conference Quotes
The Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury international press tour
continued on the flight deck of the Intrepid Sea, Air &
Space Museum on Tuesday and the heavyweight giants wasted no
time getting up close and personal with one another once
again ahead of their December 1 showdown for the WBC
Heavyweight World Championship live on SHOWTIME PPV from
STAPLES Center in Los Angeles.
The fighters were led on to the stage by the Brooklyn Nets
Beats Drumline and immediately met face to face. Just like a
day before in London, the 6-foot-7 Wilder and the 6-foot-9
Fury had to be separated midway through the press conference
when Fury ordered Wilder to take his sunglasses off so he
could see his eyes.
Wilder vs. Fury, the biggest heavyweight event in the U.S.
since Mike Tyson-Lennox Lewis in 2002, tests the raw power
of Wilder against the unmatched size and mobility of Fury.
Americaís only heavyweight champion since 2007, Wilder has
39 knockouts in 40 professional fights, including knockouts
in all seven of his title defenses. Fury is a former IBF,
WBA and WBO heavyweight world champion who is undefeated in
27 professional fights and holds boxingís coveted lineal
The Wilder vs. Fury International Press Tour concludes
Wednesday at The Novo By Microsoft at L.A. Live in downtown
Below are flash quotes from todayís event at Intrepid Sea,
Air & Space Museum in New York:
ďThis fight means everything to the heavyweight division.
This division was once in a dark place. A lot of people
considered the division boring and not entertaining and not
enough great fighters. You know, people always look back at
the past and say, ĎWhere are the golden days? Where has it
gone?í And now todayís era is differentÖ Weíve brought the
sport back to life in the heavyweight division.
ďWe all know with me it comes with power and with knockouts.
And thatís what I do. I get you guys motivated and I get you
guys inspired to come and see a heavyweight fight. Because
what you guys come to see in a heavyweight fight is a
knockout. And I deliver that each and every time. Like Iíve
said before, when I say I promise you, I promise you Iím
going to knock out the Gypsy King, as well. TIMBERRRRRR!Ē
ďIím the one who brought him back. Iím the one who
encouraged him when he was in that dark place. I told him,
ĎYou can do it.í I dared him to come back. I dared him for
this very moment. I want him to have confidence. I want him
to have energy. As you can see, thatís nerves. Thatís all
nerves. Because he knows whatís going to happen. He knows
his face is going to get smashed in. And he knows his body
will be on the pavement. Let him burn out this energy. Itís
entertaining. Because when we get in the ring heís gonna be
all by himself and his demeanor will change. His mannerisms
are going to change. Heís so nervous right now. He donít
know what do to with himself.
ďDonít give people false promises. I was born off of false
promises and got nothing for free. I promise Iím going to
knock you out. I speak it, believe and receive it and itís
mine. I donít have to show so much energy, baby.Ē
ďEven Deontay Wilder knows to sit in the presence of
greatness. Why I am going to beat this bum is because he
canít box. Heís a big swinger and heís knocked a few bums
out. Heís been in 40 fights and 35 of them have been against
total tomato cans who canít fight back. So really heís only
had five fights. If he thinks a five-fight novice is going
to land one of those big swinging windmills onto my chin,
then he can think again. After he feels a bit of power and a
few stiff jabs in the face his ass is going to fall out.
This is whatís going to happen: At about round five or six
Iím going to start landing the overhand right and going
downstairs to the body. And then around eight, nine 10, the
championship rounds then itís welcome to my world. Heís only
been 12 rounds once in his career, and Iíve been 12 rounds
championship distance many, many times.
ďIím very experienced and Iíve come back against all odds.
Iím here today having beaten so many, many problems. How am
I going to let this little spaghetti noodle beat me? How am
I going to do that? They donít call me the Gypsy King for
nothing. I didnít come to New York and Los Angeles and all
these press conferences to be embarrassed by this little
skinny runt. Iím going to knock him spark out.
ďIím a big, fat, bearded man who can fight like hell. You
donít need to see this fat. We all know Iím the master of
disaster. We all know I have a fat stomach. But itís going
to look even worse for you when you get beaten by a fat man.
ďI donít want the Deontay Wilder belt. I want the Tyson Fury
belt. I want the limited edition WBC belt. Thereís only one
ďYou are on a suicide mission. You know Iím a CRAZY man. Iím
gonna make this bum quit. Iím going to make him quit. Iím
going to show him whatís itís like to fight a real man. A
real world champion. Does he even know they donít just give
lineal champion belts away? This man has never beaten a
world champion. He fought some bum [Bermane] Stiverne that
no oneís ever heard of.
ďYou already know youíve lost the fight. Youíre very nervous
right now because all the pressure is on you.Ē
ďOn Dec. 1 on the floor of the Staples Center itís going to
be bombs away. Youíre going to get to see the Power, and the
Fury when the undefeated, hardest punching and most feared
heavyweight of the world, the WBC champion, the Bronze
Bomber Deontay Wilder faces the fearless Gypsy King, the
undefeated linear heavyweight champion of the world.
ďThereís no magic to making a fight of this magnitude. All
it takes is for each champion to want to fight. On December
1 two of the three best heavyweights in the world are
fighting each other, and the winner can walk away saying, ĎI
AM the man!í Until proven otherwise. Thatís what this is all
about. As the heavyweights go, so goes boxing. And the
heavyweight division is heading for big things. On December
1 you are going to see a heavyweight fight for the
ďThere is something undeniably unique about a heavyweight
title fight. Not just unique in boxing, but unique across
sports. Thereís a mystique, a mythical quality. Boxingís
heavyweight champions have always been heroic figures;
almost super heroes. Thereís a feel, a buzz in a heavyweight
championship fight that is unique across all sports. And
thereís certainly a unique feel to this fight, as well. We
have the two tallest men, the biggest men in the heavyweight
division Ė 6-foot-9 and 6-foot-7; two huge figures both
literally and figuratively.
ďDeontay Wilder: 40 fights, 39 KOs, most in devastating
fashion. Heís one of the hardest punchers not just in boxing
today, but modern boxing history. In Tyson Fury we certainly
have a unique skill set. You do not see athletes who are
6-foot-9 who move the way Tyson Fury moves. He has a unique
set of skills with athleticism. Outside of the NBA thereís
not another more athletic 6-foot-9 athlete on the planet.
Itís a fascinating clash of personalities and itís a
fascinating clash of styles and we are happy to bring it to
you on SHOWTIME Pay-Per-View.Ē