Tyson Fury starts training today for Deontay Wilder trilogy in December
By Jeff Aronow: Tyson Fury started his training camp today in Morecambe with trainer SugarHill Steward for his trilogy match against Deontay Wilder on December 19 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Fury (30-0-1, 21 KOs) has already gotten a good head start in training by working out at home during the lockdown, and he doesn’t need to worry about dropping weight.
Fury’s promoter Bob Arum revealed the December 19 target date for his fight with Wilder (42-1-1, 41 KOs) last week, but it’s not official yet. The Top Rank promoter Arum has pegged the battle to take place in the new Allegiant Stadium in Vegas, which seats 65,000 fans.
Arum is hoping for 15,000 to 20,000 fans. That may be a little bit ambitious given the situation with the pandemic and the fact that Fury destroyed Wilder the last time they fought in February.
Fury left no doubt last time
Wilder was obliterated in seven rounds earlier this year on February 22 in Las Vegas, leaving no doubts in the minds of fans who the better fighter is between them.
The only reason Fury is facing Wilder again is because of the rematch clause that the American had in the contract for their previous fight. If not for that, Fury would be moving on to another top heavyweight.
Unfortunately, there’s a lot less interest now from boxing fans in seeing anther fight between Fury and Deontay. What’s obviously contributed to the lack of interest from fans
“The only thing I’m concentrating on now is fighting Deontay Wilder for the third time, and being victorious in that fight,” said Fury to ESPN. “I never look past an opponent, especially one as dangerous as Deontay Wilder.
“He needs the utmost respect because he’s a great champion, and he’s one of the fiercest punchers in boxing. Yes, I must fight Wilder again, I must fight Joshua. I must fight them on.
“As long as I want to continue, and as long as I’m healthy and alive, I’ll keep boxing and clean up.,” said Fury.
Will Fury need to promote the fight by himself?
Fury might be forced to do all the heavy lifting himself in promoting his rematch with Wildermaking it impossible to create a lot of interest in the match.
Wilder hasn’t helped himself or Fury by rarely speaking to the media in the last seven months since his last.
Apart from several posts on social media, Wilder has been strangely quiet. With Wilder not speaking, it’s amplified Fury’s win over him, showing that it had a tremendous effect over him.
Nowadays, when a fighter loses, they make excuses about the defeat and try and muddy the water to discredit their conqueror. Wilder hasn’t done that and showing the classic signs of dealing with shame. People that are feeling ashamed often hide from others.
If Wilder can’t return to the person that he was before, the promotion for his trilogy match with Fury will be a disaster. At this point, it would be a good idea for Wilder to have one of his team members step up and do all the talking to the media if he’s not up for the job.
In the past, we’ve seen Manny Pacquiao’s trainer Freddie Roach doing a lot of the hard work in creating interest in his fights by trash-talking and giving countless interviews to the media. Wilder doesn’t have a Roach-like trainer with the charisma and personality that he possesses.
It’s hard to imagine Wilder’s soft-spoken trainer Mark Breland doing all the talking for the trilogy.
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