DEONTAY WILDER vowed to KO “clown” Tyson Fury in their rematch – before revealing he wants to retire with a 60-0 record.
The WBC champion defends his heavyweight title for a second time against Cuban southpaw Luis Ortiz, 40, in Las Vegas on Saturday night.
But the 34-year-old is already pencilled in to hand Fury, 31, a rematch in February after they fought to a thrilling draw last December.
Wilder was outboxed for much of the fight but twice floored the Gypsy King, and The Bronze Bomber said his rival is “not going to get up” the next time they meet.
He told BoxingScene: “I’m not worried about Tyson Fury. Hopefully they are doing the things they need to do to keep the eye recovered.
“Because when the time comes in February, I’m going to knock him out again, and this time he’s not going to get up, no matter how slow the referee counts.
“He’s going to be on his back looking up at the lights.
“Fury is not known here. Just look at his ticket sales. In his mind, he thinks he’s bigger than he is.
“He needed something to get his name out. But they’re promoting him wrong in my opinion, with American outfits making him look like Apollo Creed.
“He looks like a clown. He needs to stay true to his roots. I’m not going to change my identity so people can like me. They are looking at him, laughing.”
If Wilder passes the tricky test of Ortiz again, he sets up the chance to settle the one blemish on his 41–0–1 record.
But despite the draw, the Alabama puncher reckons he can surpass Floyd Mayweather’s unbeaten 50-0 record by another ten wins.
Wilder told Fight Hub: “Well 50-0, it don’t really mean too much, but 51 and 0 with 50 KO’s now that’s – you know 50 and that’s tied in boxing – but I’m not here to tie with no-one.
“I’m here to be the best that ever done it. Whether it’s in boxing or in heavyweight boxing.
“I want to be a hard act to follow, I’ve got a long way to go, that’s why I say I’m dedicating myself six years, I only have six years in this sport and then I’m out of here.
“I want to accomplish everything, I know I’m probably not going to hit it all, but that don’t mean I’m not going to try – 50 and 0 is maybe nine fights away.”
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