Briton Tyson Fury says he will never have a decision from the judges in his rematch with Deontay Wilder and his desire to knock out the American was one of the reasons he left coach Ben Davison.
Fury, 31, will fight against WBC heavyweight owner Wilder on February 22 in Las Vegas after his 2018 fight in Los Angeles ended in a controversial draw.
Last month, Fury moved from Davison to form a team with Javan ‘Sugar’ Hill.
“I know I will not make a decision in the United States,” Fury said Monday.
At a press conference in Los Angeles to promote the fight, Fury added: “They had to steal a man who had been out of the ring for three years and still couldn’t beat him.”
“I will not come here for a decision of points, I have had too many of them, nine of them, I come here for a coup de grace, I have had 21 of them and from the bottom up that is what I am looking to do.
“That’s why I employed Sugar Hill. If I didn’t want a knockout, I wouldn’t have hired a Kronk [the famous Detroit gym] coach. If I didn’t want a knockout, I would have kept Ben Davison and working on that herky-jerky style. “
Davison had worked with Fury for two years and oversaw the weight loss of 10 fighter stones and five fights, including a draw with Wilder in December 2018.
However, after a points win over Sweden’s Otto Wallin in September, Fury’s father, John, criticized Davison, saying his son looked “weak as a kitten” and that the exhibition was “the worst I’ve seen of Tyson. “
Three months later, it was announced that Fury had chosen Hill, the nephew of the late Emmanuel Steward, as his new coach.
Steward, who died in 2012, trained Lennox Lewis and Wladimir Klitschko, while Fury worked at the Steward Kronk in 2010.
“You’re going to sleep in two rounds,” Fury told Wilder. “I still have the same dream and when I am playing poker they keep giving me two. It is definitely one thing. They are eliminating it in two.”
“I want him to meet me in the middle of the ring and the best man wins. I’m going to teach him a boxing lesson.”
Despite knocking out Fury twice at their original meeting, many experts thought Wilder deserved to lose on points.
This time, the American, undefeated in 43 fights, said: “It’s called unfinished business and you won’t be able to get up again. I’m going to knock him out.”
“I am the Lion, the king of the jungle and on February 22 I am going to tear his head from his body. I am going to get him off those ropes.”