Deontay Wilder has promised to stop Tyson Fury in their WBC heavyweight title clash on December 1.
The American, who holds an outstanding 40-0 record with 39 stoppages, is aiming to add another early night in Los Angeles.
“I fought one of the best and I think I’m fighting the next best in line in the heavyweight division, and I do think he’s tough,” said Wilder.
“The thing about Tyson, he’s mentally tough. He’s the Gypsy King and you know what they say about Gypsies; they’re traveling people and they’re fearless people.
“And that’s why he’s the perfect opponent for this situation, for this occasion of bringing the heavyweight division back.
“So when I knock him out I can say I knocked someone out that was fearless.”
On how he sees the fight ending, Wilder exclusively told World Boxing News: “I think mid to late rounds. I don’t think it’s going to be an early night. It’s going to be mid to late rounds and we’re going to see what happens.
“I’m going to knock him out for sure, you’re definitely going to hear about a knockout. That’s what I do and that’s what is going to happen, for sure,” he concluded.
Wilder defeated Luis Ortiz in March and had set his sights of facing Anthony Joshua in an undisputed unification.
That fight didn’t materialize and Fury stepped up to the plate following two comeback back bouts.
Fury heads into the contest only a slight underdog despite a massive absence but has his work cut out avoiding Wilder’s huge shots.
Speaking at media gatherings, Wilder says he’s got 36 minutes to land the one blow necessary to finish Fury.
“You know what I come to do and you know what I’m coming to do December 1. When you come to see fights you come to see somebody get knocked out.
“You’re not coming to see 12-round fights. I know you’re coming to see some skills but you’re coming to see this man’s body on the canvas and that’s what I’m going to deliver to you.”
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