Tyson Fury: Deontay Wilder is a cheesecake
By Charles Brun: Tyson Fury sent a message on Tuesday on his preparation for his trilogy match against Deontay Wilder on July 24th saying the ‘Bronze Bomber’ is just a “cheesecake.”
The trilogy match between WBC heavyweight champion Fury and former WBC champ Wilder (42-1-1, 41 KOs) is being staged at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada. Fury’s promoters at Top Rank are counting on a large crowd to attend the fight in the huge 65,000 seat stadium.
Fury posted a short clip on social media of a plate of cheesecake and ice cream, and he said, “He’s nothing but a cheesecake himself with ice cream on the side.”
Given that Fury only has two months to train before his July 24th trilogy with Wilder, it would be a good idea for him to lighten up on the sweets. He’s got to trim down that flabby belly if he does want Wilder to take advantage of his soft midsection.
In a recent workout video posted by the Bronze Bomber’s new coach Malik Scott, Wilder was aiming a lot of punches downstairs. Malik is the modern-day Michelangelo, who is looking to create a masterpiece in rebuilding Wilder with his expert training.
It’s clear from looking at Wilder’s training footage that he’s going to be looking to land shots to the breadbasket of Fury to take advantage of his fat stomach.
Fury’s opponents rarely throw body shots at him for some reason, which is surprising because that’s an area that you would think they would be going after.
The last guy that directed his shots at Fury’s body on a consistent basis during a fight was ‘Big’ John McDermott in their first fight in 2009.
McDermott was working Fury’s body over something fierce and had him worn out in the second half of the contest. When it was announced afterward that Fury had won a 10 round decision, the crowd booed the results loudly.
Interestingly, Fury (30-0-1, 21 KOs) doesn’t seem to be taking the news of him losing out on his August 14th fight against Anthony Joshua very hard. As Eddie Hearn says, Fury seems “happy as Larry” that the fight with Joshua (24-1, 22 KOs) is now off.
Fury has arguably lost a lot of boxing fans in the last week with the news of his August 14th fight with Joshua falling apart due to him losing the arbitration case.
What bothers the fan is that Fury’s team didn’t attempt to save the fight with Joshua by offering Wilder a step aside.
Indeed, Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn was incredulous that no attempt was made by Team Fury to find a number that Wilder would agree on to step aside.
“I did everything that people said I couldn’t do and I got it done, but they didn’t get in the ring,” said Hearn to iFL TV on the Joshua vs. Fury fight failing to happen.
“I was so driven to make it, and I felt, ‘I won’t be denied on this,’ and I done it. I got the money, I got the deal, I got everything, but I couldn’t get Fury to fight,” said Hearn.
If Wilder destroys the distracted, disengaged Fury on July 24th, Hearn may never get the ‘Gypsy King’ for Joshua to fight. A brutal knockout loss for Fury would knock him down a peg or two, and put him in a position where he would need to claw his way back.
With Fury’s history of getting down on himself, it’s hard to predict how he would deal with suffering his first career defeat.
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