Wilder, Fury exchange words ahead of rematch in Las Vegas

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Final Press Conference - 02.19.2020_02_22_2020_Presser_Ryan Hafey _ Premier Boxing Champions.jpg
Posted at 2:20 PM, Feb 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-20 17:39:09-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Unbeaten WBC Heavyweight Champion Deontay Wilder and undefeated lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury are ready for their highly anticipated rematch on Feb. 22 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Wilder and Fury exchanged words and shoves at the prefight press conference on Feb. 19 before reigniting their battle in the ring.

Fury got in a word jab by saying, "Wanting to go head to head with him is a bold move, but we fight fire with fire. When I went at him in the first fight, though, he could not contain me. If I start doing that in round one, then he will be gassed by round five and hanging on for dear life, if he even gets that far."

Wilder poked back with his own words, "I don't believe anything Fury says. I think he is just trying to butter me up and use a lot of mind games. He did that in the first fight to try and steal rounds, so we were lucky that we had experienced judges that weren't influenced by that. I am not concerned with what I says, I am more focused on what he does. I am a man of action."

Tickets for the event are on sale now and can be purchased online.