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Tyson Fury makes Deontay Wilder knockout prediction


Tyson Fury has predicted a knockout will be the outcome of his rematch with Deontay Wilder - whoever wins.

Despite Wilder's big finish, many believed Fury had done enough to get the verdict when it went to the scorecards only for a draw to be announced.

The Gypsy King says he has learnt it is "clearly not possible" for him to win on points when he is expected to head back to the United States for a rematch in early 2020.

As a result, he says he will focus on a knockout and promised a different type of fight - but admits that means either could find themselves getting stopped.

Fury told ESPN : "The mistake I made last time, which I won't make again, was believe that it will be a fair playing field because we know it isn't going to be, so I must knock him out.

"I don't believe I can get a points victory over here because I clearly won that last fight. I outboxed him every round other than the two he knocked me down in.

"It's clearly not possible for me to get a points victory so I have to change my style, which I'm happy with because I've never been as strong, never punched as hard, I've never been as confident as I am today. I am going to knock him out this time.

"I'm not going to tip-tap around boxing because we know where that got us last time don't we so I believe it's going to be him or me [getting knocked out]."

Wilder is set to take on Luis Ortiz in a clash now being tipped to take place in Las Vegas on November 23.

As a result, Fury vs Wilder II could take place later than the February date originally being discussed.

Fury will be back in action against unknown but unbeaten Swede Otto Wallin in Las Vegas on September 14.