Deontay Wilder has revealed Tyson Fury constantly called him "a dosser" during their first fight.

The heavyweights fought to a controversial draw in 2018 and will clash for a second time this coming Saturday.

Fury was forced to pick himself off the canvas twice in the rivals' first meeting but still looked to have done enough to claim victory.

But the ringside judges decided otherwise and Fury missed out on becoming a two-time world champion.

And ahead of the sequel on Saturday, Wilder has revealed the Brit's unorthodox tactics.

"I like Fury as a fighter and as a person; he’s a breath of fresh air," he said.

"The only thing that annoys me is in every clinch during our first fight, Fury kept whispering ‘Dosser’. I’m like man, just fight."

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Fury appeared to get the better of the mind games before his first fight with Wilder - and his promoter Frank Warren believes the same will be true this weekend.

He said: "The knockdowns in the first fight will have more of a psychological impact on Wilder, because he'll be thinking 'how am I going to stop this fella from controlling the fight?'.

"The only way to do it is to let those bombs go. Because he's not going to out-jab Tyson and he's not going to out-box him, so what's he going to do?

"He's got to let his shots go. And when he does let his shots go - and yes, they come from unorthodox angles - he leaves himself open and vulnerable to the counter."

Fury is regarded as the 'lineal' world heavyweight champion, having dethroned the great Wladimir Klitschko in 2015 and never subsequently lost.

Wilder and Fury clash again this weekend

Just over a year ago, after a dark period of depression, weight gain and inactivity, he challenged Wilder after a couple of easy warm-up fights and boxed superbly.

However, the two knockdowns helped to earn the champion a controversial draw.

That performance was inspired to some extent by Fury's then-trainer Ben Davison. However, Saturday's rematch will see Fury's corner headed up by SugarHill Steward, a trainer bred at Detroit's Kronk Gym, after Fury decided a change was needed.

Warren seems unconcerned, however, and insists Fury knows what is best.

"I haven't seen him training because I've been in the UK and Tyson has been in America but when I speak to him he sounds good," the veteran promoter said.

"But if you think about it, when he went with Ben everybody asked 'Ben who?' because he had no track record of training any top-quality fighters.

"Everyone said 'this is madness, Tyson shouldn't be trained by him' but he actually did very well.

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"Tyson is a student of boxing, he knows the sport backwards and he also knows SugarHill from years ago. He decided that SugarHill could bring something effective to his weaponry and that's why he took him on.

"Tyson is no fool. He knows what he's doing. He's in a very good place at the moment. And in boxing, of course you want to be fit and you want to be well-conditioned and whatever.

"And Tyson is that. But the most important thing is to be mentally on the money - and that's where Tyson is at the moment."