Tyson Fury: ‘Bronze Bomber, I’m coming for you sucker’
By Charles Brun: Tyson Fury says he’s coming for former WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder to beat him in their rematch in December. Wilder (42-1-1, 41 KOs) is training, but he’s not giving any interviews with the media to discuss the trilogy fight, and that’s a little odd.
If Wilder, 34, needs any extra motivation to tear Fury apart, all he needs to do is take on look at the latest Tweet by him to start seeing red. Fury (30-0-1, 21 KOs) is taunting Wilder and rubbing it in every chance he can get in reminding him of his loss last February.
‘The Bronze Bomber’ Wilder was ambushed by Fury in their rematch last February, getting dropped in rounds three and five from a rabbit punch and a body shot.
Fury wasn’t penalized or warned for his punches to the back of the head by referee Kenny Bayless, but he should have. The Marquess of Queensberry rules went out the window with Fury using his tremendous 42-pound weight advantage to rough up Wilder with shoving, rabbit punches and hammer fists to the head.
Showing himself to be a real gentleman, Wilder took the high road and chose not to get in the mud with Fury and start fouling him back. You can argue that Wilder probably should have done something to make Fury think twice about hitting him with the lethal rabbit punches because the referee was just standing around, not lifting a finger to straighten out the 6’9″ Gypsy King.
Fury WARNS Deontay
— TYSON FURY (@Tyson_Fury) July 15, 2020
Deontay didn’t look right from the moment he walked into the ring last February for his second fight with Tyson. Whether it was the ring-walk outfit for the weight gain, Wilder, 6’7″, wasn’t the same fighter that fought Fury the first time in 2018.
Wilder packed on 19 pounds from the 212 that he weighed for the first time, and that may have been a mistake. In the first fight, Wilder showed excellent speed and stamina in dropping Tyson twice and knocking him out in the 12th.
The fight wasn’t stopped, but it was painfully apparent that Fury was knocked out cold. Most boxing fans are unanimous on the fact that the referee Jack Reiss should have stopped the fight.
The way that Fury looked when he was lying on the canvas, Reiss should have halted the bout right away and brought the medical team to take a close look at him. So basically, Wilder knocked Fury in the first fight, so they’re 1-1 after two contests.
It’s essential for Wilder to come out fast in the rematch, and not let Fury get his offense untracked like last time. You can assume that Fury will be targeting the back of Wilder’s head again like last time so that he can hurt him right away.
Team Wilder can’t allow Fury to throw rabbit punches
It would be smart for Team Wilder to have a long talk with the referee in the dressing room to give him a heads up to monitor Fury’s use of the punches to the back of the head. After all, we can’t have pure anarchy in the ring like in their last fight with Fury getting away with repeated rabbit punches.
Wilder will need a Plan-B just in case Fury resorts to throwing his clubbing shots to the back of his head. If the referee isn’t going to do anything, Wilder will need to figure something out.
😂 When Tyson Fury realised that he and Deontay Wilder were both watching each other live on the cameras backstage…
— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) July 15, 2020
One way for Wilder to stop Fury from throwing rabbit punches is to make sure he’s not a stationary target, and that means he can’t back up against the ropes. That’s an area where Fury was teeing off with the clubbing shots around the back of Wilder’s head.
Robert Garcia thinks Wilder can beat Fury
“I think Wilder has a good chance of getting his belt back,” said Robert Garcia to Fighthub. “I said it before, I think something was wrong with him. He didn’t say nothing and didn’t come up with no excuses except for the outfit being too heavy.
“I thought something was wrong with him. Even before he got dropped, I thought something was wrong with him. He just didn’t seem the same,” said Garcia.
Deontay can win his belt back, but he’s going to need to land his power shots consistently. In the last fight, Wilder was only able to throw his right-hand bombs for the first two rounds before he was hurt in the third.
The fight was taken out of Deontay after Fury clubbed him with a shot to the back of the head in round three.
Wilder needs to do these things to beat Fury:
- Weigh between 212 to 215 pounds
- Ditch the ring-walk uniforms – just walk in with shoes and boxing trunks
- Speak to the referee about Fury’s rabbit punching. The rematch needs to be under the Marquess of Queensberry, not MMA or streetfighting
- Target Fury’s flabby midsection. He’s easier to hit to the body, and he can be hurt there
- Warn the referee about Fury pulling his trunks up to his ribcage. Fury often has his trunks hiked up really high to limit the target area for his opponents to land body shots
- Stay off the ropes
- Use mobility to keep Fury from having a stationary target
- Rough Fury up in return if he insists on fouling 24/7
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