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Deontay Wilder: If I knocked Tyson Fury I down, I’d have finished him off

Deontay Wilder Latest Steve Cunningham Tyson FuryBy Scott Gilfoid: Unbeaten heavyweight contender Deontay Wilder (27-0, 27 KO’s) says he’d have put UK heavyweight Tyson Fury (21-0, 15 KO’s) out of his misery had it been him that had knocked the 6’9” Fury down last Saturday night instead of the smaller 6’3”, 210 lb. Steve Cunningham at Madison Square Garden in New York.

Cunningham, 36, dropped Fury in the 2nd round but then failed to go after him to try and finish him off despite the fact that he was badly hurt.

Wilder told RingTV “If it was me that hit him [Fury] and I dropped him, that would have been the end of his career. That would have been a loss for Tyson Fury. I would have been on him.”

I totally agree with Mr. Wilder. I think he would have smacked Fury in the head with a howitzer of a right hand if Fury were able to get up from the initiation knockdown and that would have been all she wrote. I mean, I don’t think for a second that Fury would have been able to get up from the knockdown without the fight being stopped.

I can see a scenario where Fury gets up on bambi legs and stumbles and does the splits on the floor with legs that no longer work right for him. At that point the referee would have no other choice put to waive off the fight because he wouldn’t have 5-10 minutes to wait around for Fury’s head to clear enough for him to continue fighting.

Wilder’s power is so much better than Cunningham’s and he would be able to follow up with additional big shots to the head once he had Fury on the canvas badly hurt. I don’t blame Cunningham for not being able to finish Fury.

You could see he gave everything he had in his body to drop him with that right hand, and simply didn’t have the power resources to put the old Coup de grâce to finish Fury off the way that Wilder would once he had him down on the canvas.

Wilder and Audley Harrison (31-6, 23 KO’s) meet up this Saturday night at the Motorpoint Arena in Sheffield, UK. Deontay won’t overlook Audley and take the fight for granted because he knows the old the lion has a little bit left after sparring with him last year. Deontay will be quick and merciful to Audley in finishing him off. He won’t let him linger long to suffer in one of those long beat downs.


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