Tyson Fury responds to Deontay Wilder's knockout victory over Luis Ortiz

Tyson Fury responds to Deontay Wilder's knockout victory over Luis Ortiz

Tyson Fury responds to Deontay Wilder's knockout victory over Luis Ortiz

The American demolished Luis Ortiz in the seventh round at the weekend to stay on course for a second heavyweight battle against Tyson Fury in early 2020.

Fury has already mentioned a potential date of February 22, with a location in America expected to be confirmed, and Finkel hopes to make an announcement soon.

'It will be in February, ' Finkel told Sky Sports.

"It will happen for all purposes". The general consensus on their thrilling split draw in December 2018 was that Fury thoroughly out-boxed Wilder, but that Wilder's 12th-round knockdown of Fury should have granted him the KO, considering the referee arguably registered a late count.

However, Wilder has been part of preparations for a fight in the past with Fury, that time though was helping out David Haye, when Haye had planned to fight Fury in 2013 before it was ultimately cancelled at short notice. "Is that a knockout?" Is that a concussion, or what, because they didn't count 10?

'The first fight with Stiverne, the ref didn't see it, or count it, but he went down. It's set to be done in February so we will see how that goes and then after that I am looking for a unification bout.

"Every time a person fights we see different holes, you're not going to be flawless in a fight", he added.

Speaking of his win over Ortiz, Wilder said: "I found my measurement, seen the shot and took it", said Wilder, 34.

Fury's words come after Wilder said that he's going to knock Fury out in their rematch. "If I see that fight, I would say that Deontay Wilder is moved up in status and whoever wins that fight will probably be one of the greatest heavyweights of all time", Foreman said. I have proved. These guys, if they were so certain of certain things, and yet saw so much, would have taken the rematch right away. I demanded it as soon as possible, especially when it was a controversial decision. I'm the one fighting the best of the best in the division.

He tweeted: "Wilder has nothing more than a punchers chance vs me, I'm gonna school even more than the first fight".

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