Fury VS Wilder 2 is already one of the highlights in this year’s sporting calendar, as two of the biggest names in boxing put their undefeated records on the line all over again.
With the first fight finishing in a controversial draw, things are tantalisingly poised for when the two meet in Vegas.
Despite that 12th round knockdown, the general feeling was that Fury had done enough to edge out Wilder in the fight.
Heading into the second fight, bookmakers have the Gypsy King as a very slight favourite, though it’s by the barest of margins. We don’t need to tell you that anything could happen when they go head-to-head on February 22.
Anthony Joshua has offered up his own prediction on how the sequel will pan out, siding with the Mancunian fighter.
“I think Fury wins. A man who nearly done it the first time won’t get it wrong the second time,” he told Pep Talk UK.
“That’s the only reason why. I think that he came close the first time to the point of a draw, it wasn’t like a 12-round masterclass then got battered in the 12th and that just separated it.
“It was a draw, it was that close. So I just think Tyson Fury is going to correct his wrongs and come back and win.”
And Joshua is predicting it will once again go down to the judges, adding: “I just think Fury is a top-tier fighter, Fury can’t go in there and bang out Wilder, a top tier-fighter, and Wilder ain’t gonna go in there and bang out Fury. You saw the last fight, it took him 12 rounds to get a draw.
“They are top-tier fighters and none of them will be able to do it to each other.”
The Watford fighter also spoke about the possibilities of meeting Fury in the ring, suggesting that any potential fight should be on UK soil.
“I think it has to be in the UK. You’ll never let the location get in the way of a mega fight but the reason I always said it’d be good if Fury won is because I thought we’d do the fight here.
“If Fury would like the fight in Vegas we’ll have to talk about that – but me personally, I think it makes more sense having it in London, or Manchester”
Could this finally be the year we see AJ take on either Fury or Wilder? We’re certainly hoping so.
BT Sport Box Office will show Tyson Fury’s highly anticipated rematch with Deontay Wilder, exclusively live on Saturday 22nd February. Wilder v Fury 2 can be watched on BT TV, the BT Sport Box Office App, Sky, Virgin Media TV and TalkTalk TV or online.
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