DEONTAY WILDER has named his three best ever knockouts – with bitter rival Tyson Fury bizarrely making the list.
The Bronze Bomber has his shot at redemption against the Brit this Saturday as the pair clash for the third time.
Wilder was destroyed by Fury during their second fight as he lost his WBC Title to the Gypsy King – but he is adamant his foe should have been counted out in their first showdown.
In December 2018 Fury survived two knockdowns to claim a draw against Wilder – with many believing he had done enough to WIN the fight.
The one in the 12th round was particularly brutal, with Fury miraculously getting back to his feet and finishing the round stronger.
Fury of course got his revenge in their 2020 rematch by crushing Wilder in seven rounds.
But before that fight, when asked by ESNews what his three 'coldest knockouts' were, Wilder, 35, answered: "Bermane Stiverne II.
"I transformed there, I had an outer experience, it was so crazy. [Artur] Szpilka was another one.
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"And the two knockouts with Fury, because I definitely knocked his ass out. It was amazing but I didn't get the creditability."
Stiverne managed to survive the full 12 rounds to lose on points against Wilder in 2015 before being blasted out in the first round of their 2017 rematch.
Szpilka was KO'd in round nine in 2016 against the Bronze Bomber.
WBC champ Fury, 33, met the American for the first time since he battered him on Thursday in Las Vegas and confronted him over his claims the Brit cheated last time out.
And at the pre-fight press conference – when Wilder was given the chance to retract and apologise – he doubled down on the claims, leaving Fury raging.
The Gypsy King fumed: “I don’t care, because it is coming from an unwell person.
“He blamed me, his trainer, his costume, the referee, the commission, one [excuse] might have been believable but not 50.
“It just tells me he is a mentally weak little person who I am going to beat again.
“I obliterated him in the rematch and he is getting it again.”
Wilder insists Fury robbed him with a range of scams – but he still felt the need to change up his training team and employ new coach Malik Scott.
He now reckons he has rebuilt himself for the trilogy and has vowed violent revenge on Saturday.
He said: “I don’t regret the claims I made and I will go to my grave believing it because I have confirmation and clarity.
“Men and women lie but the eyes can’t, the eyes don’t lie.
“I am now a better man and fighter because of what I have learned and know.
“The truth sets you free so there is no pressure on me, it’s all on him, I have nothing to lose and everything to gain. My energy is like my mind, it is very violent.”
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