Deontay Wilder can KO Tyson Fury with a single shot – says Badou Jack
By Charles Brun: Former two-division world champion Badou Jack believes that Tyson Fury could get taken out by a single shot by Deontay Wilder in their trilogy fight targeted for July 24th.
Fury could have avoided fighting Wilder by giving him a step aside to carry on with his scheduled August 14th fight against Anthony Joshua.
It would have been an easy thing for Fury to give Wilder $20 million or perhaps $25 million to make him go away so that he could save the fight with AJ. Fury obviously believes it’ll be an easy thing for him to duplicate what he did to Wilder last year, but he could be making a mistake.
Badou thought Fury would pay Wilder
“I thought they were probably going to give him step-aside money, but it looks like that’s not going to happen. I guess it’s Wilder and Fury Three,” Jack said to DAZN Boxing.
Although Jack gives WBC heavyweight champion Fury (30-0-1, 21 KOs) the edge in the fight based on what happened in his last fight with Wilder (42-1-1, 41 KOs) in 2020, he’s not ruling out him getting taken out by a single punch from the power-punching Wilder.
Fury is one of those fighters with an ego that goes overboard, causing him to view himself as invincible inside the ring. But as we saw in Fury’s first fight with Wilder, he’s clearly vulnerable to getting hurt.
The way that Wilder put Fury to sleep with one of his average right-hand shots shows that he can’t handle his power. If Wilder could knock Fury out cold with one of his right hands thrown with only moderate power, what will he do if he connects with full strength? It could not be nice for Fury.
“Wilder has got the equalizer. If he gets you with one punch, it’s over,” Badou said about what could happen if the 6’7″ Deontay lands one of his scorching right power shots to Fury’s big lantern jaw.
“But with the last fight, I can’t see Wilder winning, but anything is possible, especially in the heavyweight division,” Jack said.
Is Fury afraid of Joshua?
Some believe the true reason that Fury is choosing to face Wilder is the fear of what could happen to him if he takes on Joshua, who has the power, combination punching, and the inside game that would negate the mauling style of fighting that he used against Wilder last year.
Fury’s bum-rushing style of fighting wouldn’t work on a fighter like Joshua.
In fact, it would likely be an easy one for Joshua because it would put Fury in the line of fire the entire time. AJ wouldn’t have to go looking for Fury. Hence, the big 6’9″ ‘Gypsy King’ is heading in the direction of what he believes is the softer target in Deontay.
That move shows clearly that Fury’s self-confidence isn’t what some believe it to be. If Fury thought he could beat AJ, he would gladly beat Wilder off so that he could preserve the fight, but he hasn’t done that, and it’s easy to see why.
There’s definitely a lot of fear there with Fury when it comes to Joshua or even some contenders like Dillian Whyte. If Fury thought he could beat these guys, he would have fought them ages ago.
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