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Deontay Wilder has reiterated his desire to "do more than just knock out" Tyson Fury when the heavyweight rivals clash for their trilogy fight next month.
Fury, 32, had looked set to be heading into an all-British heavyweight showdown against Anthony Joshua in Saudi Arabia during August.
However, a legal ruling in the United States wrecked those plans, with an arbitration hearing upholding claims from Wilder that he was contractually owed a third fight with WBC champion Fury.
Joshua will now face Oleksandr Usyk in September, while Fury meets Wilder in their trilogy contest, which has been confirmed for the T-Mobile Arena on July 24 in Las Vegas.
Deontay Wilder (R) and Tyson Fury face off before their trilogy fight next month
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Wilder has previously vowed to 'legally murder' Fury and, speaking on an Instagram live this month, he said: "My mind is very violent. We built a whole facility to commit a legal homicide and that's just what it is, my mind is very violent at this time.
"I can't wait, when you're contemplating and pre-meditating about harming a man and you see that person, what you've been thinking and feeling will come out
"The only thing about it is, at that point in time, I have to wait until I get in the ring to really release because I can't do it on the outside, it'd defeat the purpose.
"The baby's got to eat, but when I do get in the ring, this is what I love about it, I'm able to release everything I've been feeling, everything I've been thinking, and get paid to do it."
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And now, speaking to EsNews, the American has made another wild claim.
He said: "I wanna do more than just knock him out. People know what I talk about. I think this is the man to feed my craving of wanting one particular thing.
"If you're a fan and you have been keeping up with me, you know what I'm talking about."
Meanwhile Fury has vowed to run over "one-trick pony" Wilder when they clash for a third time in Las Vegas.
Wilder remained silent during the majority of Tuesday's press conference
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The two fighters faced off on Tuesday during a press conference in Los Angeles as the promotion for their trilogy showdown stepped up a gear.
While a shirtless Fury had made a grand entrance, Wilder instead opted for the silent approach, sitting with headphones on and dark sunglasses next to new trainer Malik Scott.
When he did take the microphone for some opening comments, the Bronze Bomber kept things short, but certainly not sweet.
The American said: "I would like to thank my Lord and saviour Jesus Christ, my amazing team and my strong legal team as well.
"Look, enough said. Time to cut off his head. Come July 24th, there will be bloodshed. Get your tickets now. I will see you soon."
That was the only statement made by Wilder, but Fury was only too happy to share his thoughts.
"All this bloodshed stuff, not so certain. Heard it all before, to be fair," replied Fury, who stopped Wilder in the seventh round during February 2020, their first showdown having ended in a controversial draw.
"He said this last time – decapitation, bloodshed all that, and we all know what went down there. I look forward to the challenge. I hope he's going to bring something different than the last time."