Wayne Rooney has told talkSPORT that he is sceptical over Tyson Fury’s claim that he will knock out Deontay Wilder.
However, the Derby man is backing the ‘Gypsy King’ to win this Saturday’s rematch regardless, live on talkSPORT.
Rooney explained to talkSPORT’s Ian Abrahams: “I think it’ll be obviously a very interesting fight.
“After what happened last time, I still think Fury won it. Big knockdown at the end, but he dominated the fight.
“And I think it’ll be very similar. Fury will try and box him, I know he said he’s gonna go for the knockout, but I think that’s obviously a bit of psychology.
“He’ll try and win on points and Wilder will try and be patient and wait to try and get a knockout.
“But I think Fury looks in better shape this time as well so I think Fury will win on points.”
During his footballing career, Rooney has never hidden his love for boxing.
He was infamously floored by Phil Bardsley in a kitchen sparring video back in 2015 and subsequently celebrated a goal against Tottenham by pretending to be KOd.