Frank Lampard confesses ‘love’ for Tyson Fury and backs Brit to beat Deontay Wilder

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is backing Tyson Fury to come out on top in his crucial Stateside rematch with Deontay Wilder next Saturday.

Fury, 31, is set to lock horns with WBC heavyweight champion Wilder for a second time at the MGM Grand Arena, Las Vegas, on February 22.

The Gypsy King was held to a controversial split-decision draw in their first meeting 14 months ago, climbing off the canvas in a dramatic 12th round to hear the final bell.

Many felt he had done more than enough to become a two-time heavyweight champion of the world, but Wilder clung onto his belt when the judges ruled it a share of the spoils.

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Yet Lampard, who has confessed his “love” for the British fighter, believes Fury’s hand will be raised this time around.

When asked who will win the rematch in his press conference ahead of Chelsea’s clash with Manchester United on Monday night, the Blues gaffer said: “Tyson Fury.

“I’m a big fan, he’s a showman.

Lampard admits he is a massive fan of “showman” Fury
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“I love listening to him, I love his career and the difficult path at times he’s had.

“And yeah, I want him to win. Pure and simple.”

Lampard is a few days away from one of his biggest outings as Chelsea head coach, with United due to visit Stamford Bridge in a pivotal top-four encounter on Monday night.

And the Blues manager is backing him to beat Deontay Wilder next week
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His fourth-place Blues side are just six points ahead of the Red Devils, who are currently languishing in eighth.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men can take confidence, however, from their two previous wins over Lampard and co this season.

They first picked up a resounding 4-0 victory on the first day of the Premier League season, before winning 2-1 at Stamford Bridge in the last 16 of the Carabao Cup.

Lampard is gearing…