Tyson Fury: Anthony Joshua fight happens 100% this year
By Charles Brun: Tyson Fury guarantees that he’s going to obliterate Deontay Wilder in their July 24th trilogy match and then face Anthony Joshua before the end of this year.
Fury is counting his chickens before they hatched, saying he will “smash” Wilder in July and then meet up with Joshua for the undisputed heavyweight championship in November or December.
Wilder has been training hard with his new coach Malik Scott, and he looks like a totally different fighter from the one that lost to Fury last year. It’s safe to say that Deontay is going to be bouncing some howitzer right hands off Fury’s lantern jaw on July 24th.
We could see a couple of knockdowns like in the first fight in 2018, but hopefully not a replay of the referee giving a count to a knocked-out fighter.
It looks like Wilder is ready for his ‘Rocky’ moment in coming back from a loss to regain his throne against an overconfident champion, who is clearly focusing too much on living the life of a celebrity.
This could go REALLY badly for Fury when he gets in there with Wilder, and you hope that he hasn’t let his last win go to his head.
It seems pretty clear that Fury’s controversial victory over Deontay in 2020 may have drawn up ideas into his head, giving him a feeling of invincibility.
“100%, it [Joshua vs. Fury] happens this year. I’m going to deal with this mug, Deontay Wilder, I’m knocking him out cold, and then I’m going t deal with the other guy straight away,” said Fury to ESPN.
What the ‘Gypsy King’ Fury (30-0-1, 2 KOs) isn’t saying is that he had to be forced practically kicking and screaming to give the talented 6’7″ Deontay (42-1-1 41 KOs) a rematch after beating the injured champ last year.
To get his contractual rematch, Wilder had to take it to an arbitrator because Fury wanted to move on and face fellow Brit Anthony Joshua on August 14th.
“I’m very happy that I’m [Fury vs. Deontay Wilder] are going to be the first big fight at the big, big stadium [Allegiant],” said Fury.
“Obviously, I’ve got to beat of Deontay Wilder a bit better than I did last time because he didn’t get a good enough hiding last time. This time I’m going to really triple smash him. Yeah, 100%,” said Fury when asked if he’s going to fight Joshua at some point.
Fury could have problems if he tries to revert to the old tricks he used in his previous fight with Wilder by resorting to rabbit punching, shoves, and mauling to try and win the fight.
Now that Wilder is aware of the tactics that Fury will likely be using with the roughhousing, this fight could turn into a full street fight with elbows, rabbit punching, head-butts, and other extracurricular tactics.
You’d like to think the referee will be on his JOB to police the fouling this time, but the guy that worked the previous Wilder vs. Fury fight in 2020 was slack.
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