Tyson Fury: I asked to fight Deontay Wilder, I’ll smash his face in!

📸 Mark Robinson

Tyson Fury was in bullish mood on home turf this week as the Briton went face-to-face with Deontay Wilder.

‘The Gypsy King’ faces off with the American in one of the most eagerly-anticipated heavyweight fights in recent memory.

Fury is planning to fight fire-with-fire against KO artist Wilder after revealing his desire to get the clash over the line.

“I am no challenger for no man. I am the lineal heavyweight champion of the world. That means I’m the best of the best. The elite champion,” pointed out Fury when being introduced by host Paul Dempsey as the challenger for Wilder’s WBC crown.

“This is two champions colliding, this is equal-rights champion vs. champion. I’m savoring nothing. The only thing I’m savoring is smashing Deontay Wilder’s teeth in.

“The press has all turned up today to see the biggest fight of our generation between two undefeated giants, and boy are you going to get a fight.

“You’re in for a real treat, don’t worry about that. I’m in no mood to dance around the ring. There’s not a 15 stone man on the planet that can beat Tyson Fury.

“I have no concern at all about my lack of fights in recent years. If you can fight, you can fight.

“I picked this fight. I said to Frank, get me this fight. Maybe I could have fought another ten bums and won them too. Nobody forced me to fight Deontay Wilder, I picked him because I believe he’s an easy touch.”

“I will stand right in front of him and prove what I will do. I’ll punch his face seven days a week and twice on a Sunday. If we fought 30 times, I’d win 30 times,” he added.


Wilder vs. Fury tests the raw power of Wilder against the unmatched size and mobility of Fury.

America’s only heavyweight champion since 2007, Wilder has 39 knockouts in 40 professional fights. This includes knockouts in all seven of his title defenses.

Fury is a former IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight world champion. He is undefeated in 27 professional fights and holds boxing’s coveted lineal heavyweight title.

Tickets for the event, which is promoted by BombZquad Enterprises and Queensberry Promotions, in association with DiBella Entertainment and TGB Promotions, go on sale Wednesday, October 3 at 12 p.m. PT.

Tickets are priced starting at $75, plus applicable fees, and are available via AXS.com.

In anticipation of the biggest heavyweight event in the U.S. since Mike Tyson-Lennox Lewis in 2002, the Wilder vs. Fury International Press Tour continues Tuesday at Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York and concludes Wednesday in Los Angeles.