Tyson Fury took a big punt earlier this year when the ex-world champion took a challenge UK rival Anthony Joshua dismissed.
The 30 year-old accepted a WBC title chance against the dangerous Deontay Wilder and hopes to win the only belt to elude him on December 1.
Hoping the gamble pays off like challengers of the past, Fury aims to prove the bookmakers wrong in Los Angeles.
Expecting the biggest test of his career following 30 months away, ‘The Gypsy King’ believes Wilder has to bring it or the fight will be a breeze for him.
“I’m hoping it’s going to be the toughest fight of my life. That’s what I’m preparing for, so if it’s anything less, then it’ll be easy for me,” said Fury.
“Because every fight that I fight is the biggest fight of my life up until that moment. They’re all the biggest fights – all of them.
“My last fight, the fight before that, the fight before that — they’re all the biggest fights because I don’t look back in the past.
“I only look forward to the future. So every fight that I come across is my biggest challenge to date.”
On Wilder’s persona ‘The Bronze Bomber’, Fury added: “I don’t really know him as an individual character. I only know him as a boxer, so I don’t really have an opinion on him.
“He’s in my way and that’s all I’m focusing on at the moment. I’m not going to hold any hard feelings. It’s just a sport.
“We’re heavyweights. We both can knock each other out. We should be fit enough to do 12 rounds. So if not, there’d be no point in training for 12 weeks would there?”
The December 1 SHOWTIME BOXING: SPECIAL EDITION telecast will now begin at 7:45 p.m. ET/4:45 p.m. PT live on SHOWTIME and feature one-fight coverage from Canada as boxing’s longest-reigning world champion Adonis Stevenson makes the 10th defense of his WBC Light Heavyweight Title against unbeaten challenger Oleksandr Gvozdyk.
SHOWTIME BOXING: SPECIAL EDITION will also stream live for free on the SHOWTIME Sports YouTube channel and Facebook page immediately preceding the Wilder vs. Fury SHOWTIME PPV.
Tickets for the event, which is promoted by BombZquad Enterprises and Queensberry Promotions, in association with TGB Promotions and DiBella Entertainment, are on sale now and are available via AXS.com. Wilder vs. Fury will be produced and distributed by SHOWTIME PPV. The suggested retail price (SRP) for the pay-per-view telecast is $64.99 for standard definition.
Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury pits the WBC Heavyweight World Champion Wilder against the lineal heavyweight champion Fury on SHOWTIME PPV® Saturday, December 1 from STAPLES CENTER in Los Angeles and presented by Premier Boxing Champions.
The PPV undercard begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT and will feature unbeaten unified super welterweight world champion Jarrett Hurd returning to take on Jason Welborn, Cuban heavyweight slugger Luis Ortiz facing-off against Travis Kauffman and rising undefeated heavyweight Joe Joyce battling Joe Hanks.