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Tyson Fury starts 8-week camp for Deontay Wilder trilogy fight

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By Barry Holbrook: Tyson Fury announced on Monday that he’s officially started his eight-week training camp to prepare for the title defense of his WBC heavyweight belt against Deontay Wilder on July 24th in Las Vegas, Nevada.

In an interview on Sunday, Wilder said that he contemplates disfiguring Fury when he gets him in the ring.

He warned that he’d “smash” the ‘Bronze Bomber’ Wilder (42-1-1, 41 KOs) in their third contest in typical Fury fashion. Many angry boxing fans blame Fury (30-0-1, 21 KOs) for his August 14th mega-fight with Anthony Joshua collapsing.

Fury and his team made a couple of mistakes by choosing to schedule the fight with IBF, WBA & WBO heavyweight champion Joshua (24-1, 22 KOs) before his arbitration case with former WBC champion Wilder was completed.

The other blunder Fury made was not paying Wilder a step aside so that the Joshua fight could proceed as planned on August 14th.

Fury could have cushioned himself from the backlash from fans if he’d paid Wilder to step aside, but he and his team chose not to. So now, Fury is seen in a negative light by boxing fans as someone that was never serious about wanting to fight Joshua in the first place.

“I’m in the gym, finished, camp started today, guys. I’ve got eight weeks until I smash Deontay Wilder’s face right in for him. I can’t wait to do that on the 24th of July. Tune in,” said Tyson Fury on Twitter.

If Fury loses to Wilder, he’s going to have pie in his face from this, as the fans are going to really give it to him. Wilder has already gotten a huge headstart to his training camp by working out with new coach Malik Scott for months.

While Fury has been living it up, basking in the glow of his victory a year and a half ago, Wilder has been hard at work with Scott, working on improving his game.

Tommy Fury: Fans are in for a treat

“He knows what it takes, and he knows if he comes unstuck against Wilder, then this big fight [Anthony Joshua] may be in jeopardy,” said Tommy Fury to BT Sport Boxing on what Fury stands to lose if he gets beaten by Wilder.

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“So he’s going to be training extra hard for this. At this level of boxing, you can’t take your eye off the ball. You’d be stupid to do that, and Tyson is not a stupid man.

“So, I think you’re going to see a better Tyson and an even better Wilder because it’s his last roll of the dice. If he loses again, where is he going to go? He can’t go anywhere, so he’s going to give it his best shot.

“So, I think we’re in for a real treat for the end of July or whatever happens because what I do know now is nothing is on until they’re in the ring.

“It was done signed sealed with Joshua; everybody was going on about it, then boom, within 24 hours he’s fighting Wilder. Boxing is a funny game.

“I said a couple of days ago in an interview that Joshua better not slip up this time [against Oleksandr Usyk] like he did last time because nothing is nailed on.

“Usyk’s a big man, he’s been undisputed champion at cruiserweight, and anything can happen.

“We saw that in the [Andy] Ruiz fight, so he’s got to keep his mind on it. All these fighters, especially Joshua and Fury, have to keep their minds on it because we all want to see this big fight.

“But they’ve all got dutied to fulfill before that happens. So let’s hope their mindset doesn’t change for them,” said Tommy Fury.

Many boxing fans don’t see the Fury-Wilder III as a “treat,” as Tony says it’ll be. They view the fight as a needless one that is being forced down their throats due to Fury’s incompetence and unwillingness to pay Wilder a step aside.

Fury can beat Wilder again

“Oh yeah, 100% because, as I said before, he’s not a stupid man, he knows what lies ahead, and he knows what task he has in front of him,” said Tommy on whether Fury can beat Deontay in their trilogy match. “I’m sure he’ll be training hard for it.

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“I think after this fight, there will be a little bit more excuses from him because if you make up as many excuses as last time, I don’t know what for?” said Tommy when asked if Wilder will come up with excuses if he loses again to Fury.

“If you lose fair and square as he did, no problem. Shake his hand and get on with it. A million excuses aren’t going to bring back the W.

“It’s not going to do anything for you, so why do it in the first place? Go back to the gym, train harder, get things right and try again.

“That’s what you got to do. I’m not a man for all these excuses,” said Tommy.

You can’t make an accurate prediction on the Fury vs. Wilder 3 fight based on what happened the last time they fought.

Fury surprised Wilder by coming out on the attack, and he quickly took him out of the fight by clubbing him with a shot behind the ear in the third,

Wilder will be ready for Fury if he chooses to come straight at him, and it’s going to be harder for the ‘Gypsy King’ to repeat what he did last time.

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