Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury 2: Wilder to target Fury’s eye in rematch

first_imgJoin DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearThe Briton’s cutman, Jacob “Stitch” Duran, has since revealed Fury has had mesh web inserted into the soft tissue above his eye but stressed “it won’t be an issue” in Las Vegas on Saturday.Wilder, however, believes the problem is more serious than Fury or his camp are letting on.”That’s definitely something that I’m targeting,” he said.”When a fighter has a wound that, we feel, is not all the way healed — no matter what he says — because as a fighter being in here, as a veteran being in the game, you see so many different things and you can acknowledge a lot of things and you know.When old pillow hands says he gone knock me out in 2 rounds. #WilderFury2 #BombZquad @Tyson_Fury pic.twitter.com/QORBTWdEx3— Deontay Wilder (@BronzeBomber) February 20, 2020″It’s like him coming to the press conference, he changed up something. He wore a hood and he wore glasses. He’s covering up something. Fury, we know your secrets. We know what’s going on.”That was just one of those things where he was just trying to cover up.”He didn’t want me to see how severe the cut was. You hear all the rumors as well that he didn’t allow his sparring partners to hit him in the face, they just did body sparring and different things like that.”That just shows a strong indication that something happened in that camp, something happened with his eye. “Credit to him, he’s a warrior, he’s still coming, he’s still trying to cover it up and come Saturday night is going to be ready to show up and present himself as, what he calls himself, the lineal champion.”Wilder was denied the chance to have a closer inspection of Fury’s eye on Friday as the traditional prefight faceoff at the weigh-in was canceled after the pair confronted each other on stage Wednesday.⚖️ @BronzeBomber – 231 | ⚖️ @Tyson_Fury – 273… and a sorta face-off. 504 pounds of pure 🔥 in the ring tomorrow.Good luck getting any sleep tonight. #WilderFury2 pic.twitter.com/FT4g9lWL0P— Top Rank Boxing (@trboxing) February 22, 2020WBC champion Wilder (42-0-1, 41 KOs) will be hoping to make the 11th successful defense of his title. The only time he did not emerge victorious was in the original meeting with Fury (29-0-1, 20 KOs) in December, which ended in a contentious draw. Deontay Wilder told Tyson Fury “we know your secrets” ahead of their rematch as the heavyweight world champion aims to expose a cut the challenger suffered in his last fight.The highly anticipated second bout appeared to be in danger of being delayed when Fury suffered a deep cut during the third round of his points win over Otto Wallin in September. Fury later claimed he needed 40 stitches for the wound and it was noted by Wilder that he wore sunglasses during Wednesday’s news conference.last_img read more

PM celebrates contribution of Hellenes

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram 2014 marks the third time in a row that both the Australian Prime Minister and Federal Opposition leader will make an appearance at the official opening of the Lonsdale Street Festival this Saturday night in Melbourne. PM Tony Abbott – who attended the previous two years as Federal Opposition leader, and Bill Shorten, will put politics aside for one night and celebrate the immense contribution the Hellenes have not only made to Victoria, but to Australia as a whole. Also in attendance will be Victorian Premier Denis Napthine and the Lord Mayor of Melbourne, Robert Doyle.Before the official opening, the President of the Greek Orthodox Community of Melbourne and Victoria Bill Papastergiadis – along with representatives of GOCMV – will walk the politicians through the building of the Greek Centre for Contemporary Culture, showcasing to them the future of the Greek community.“We are the only ethnic festival in Australia that attracts the leaders of both federal and state to the event, so I am excited to discuss Greek community events, activities, initiatives and issues relating to our community with our leaders,” Mr Papastergiadis tells Neos Kosmos. The Lonsdale Street Festival is one of the biggest Greek festivals outside of Greece. Over 100,000 people will take part in the festival and enjoy free entertainment, Greek food, children’s activities and cooking demonstrations.When asked what else he was looking forward to, Mr Papastergiadis says with a laugh: “Good weather – may the weather gods smile upon us on the weekend.”What he’s most looking forward to is the chance to sit back, and enjoy the cultural experience and watch Melbourne transformed into a Greek hub over the weekend. And so are we. The Lonsdale Street Festival will take place the Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 February, on the corner of Lonsdale and Russell Streets, from 2:00 pm till late.last_img read more