The Second Conditional is used to express something that is unlikely to happen and it can only refer to future events. According to this explanation I don’t really get these two sentences below, even though they sound fine to me.
An UFC fighter, after defeating his opponent said: “I said I’d punish him”. I assume the fighter said that because he had a feeling of what -would had happened, right?-
I never thought Trump would win.
Both sentences refer to past events.
Can anyone help me get a better understanding (figure it out/sort it out/clear my head/get my head straight)?