Deontay Wilder looks ready for war
By Chris Williams: Deontay Wilder is already in fighting shape and ready for war a full month ahead of his July 24th trilogy match with Tyson Fury at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
If Fury (30-0-1, 21 KOs) isn’t ready, he better start thinking about a good excuse to get out of the fight. Wilder (42-1-1, 41 KOs) had to drag Fury into the fight by taking it to arbitration because the big 6’9″ Brit wanted no part of the third encounter with an angry Bronze Bomber.
Wilder looks much better physically now than he did over a year ago when he lost his WBC title to Fury by a shocking seventh-round knockout loss.
Most would agree that Wilder got it wrong with his training for that fight, coming into the match at a career-high 231 lbs, and not having his usual speed and power.
It wasn’t helped that Wilder was nursing a right bicep injury. You take away a fighter’s primary weaponry out of their arsenal; it’s tough for them to win.
Deontay Wilder looks shredded a month out from #FuryWilder3 💪
— ESPN Ringside (@ESPNRingside) June 21, 2021
Wilder looks like he means business, and you got to feel a little bit sorry for Fury in him awakening a sleeping giant.
Malik Scott wants fans to stop with the cliches
“Stop sending me that s*** to my messages,’ What is Wilder doing to do when he gets hit? He’s going to go back to.’ Stop, he’s got hit; he’s stuck to game plans before,” said trainer Malik Scott on social media on Wilder being able to bounce back from his loss to Fury.
Fury’s loyal boxing fans believe that Wilder can’t change, and the trilogy will repeat. In the eyes of Fury’s followers, they have it stuck in their heads what happened last time, and they don’t see Wilder being capable of fighting differently.
They’ve simplified Wilder, turning him into a puppet in their brains, unable to believe that he can improve.
While it is true at times that what’s happened in the past will come about in the future, but not when you’ve got an excellent trainer like Malik Scott, who analyzed Deontay’s last fight with fury and figured out what he did wrong.
Chris Williams already knows what went wrong in that fight. First off, Wilder should have postponed the fight until his right bicep was healed up.
Secondly, it was obvious that Fury was going to use the success he had in the 12th round from their first fight as a blueprint for fighting Deontay in the rematch.
Obviously, Fury was going to go on the attack in the second fight, but Wilder wasn’t ready for that, and he certainly wasn’t physically healthy enough to be inside the ring that night.
Things will be different
“He’s not the only one,” said Malik Scott. “This comes with boxing. You get hit, and if you’re able to, you get up. If you’re able to, you come back and win fights and hurt the other guy.
“That’s just what it is. Stop with that, Mike Tyson said, ‘Just like Mike Tyson said, Everybody, got a plan until they get punched in the face.’
“Please cut that s*** out, and please stop coming to me with cliches casual quotes like that just because Mike Tyson said it. That’s the only reason you’ll run with it because Mike Tyson said it,” said an annoyed Malik.
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