‘Deontay Wilder knocks out Tyson Fury’ – says Eric Molina
By Charles Brun: Deontay Wilder will knock out Tyson Fury on October 9th in their long-awaited trilogy match, predicts Eric Molina.
The ‘Drummer Boy’ Molina feels that the improvements that former WBC heavyweight champion Wilder (42-1-1, 41 KOs) under his new head coach Malik Scott has him looking like a different fighter than the one Fury (30-0-1, 21 KOs) beat a year ago in Las Vegas.
With the changes Scott has made, Wilder is no longer telegraphing his punches the way he had before, and he’s not as predictable with his right hand.
Molina says Wilder made it easy for the intelligent Fury to know when he could throw and easily dodge his wild shots. But with the changes Malik has made in Wilder’s punching, he’s not cloaking his right hand, making it difficult to know for sure when he’s going to unleash it.
Wilder cloaking his right hand
If Fury can’t predict when Wilder will throw his right, he’s going to get hit, and he doesn’t have a great chin. Wilder already knocked Fury out cold in their first fight in 2o18 and was arguably robbed of a KO victory.
“I say Wilder knocks him [Fury] out around five, six or seven, in the mid-rounds, maybe eight,” said Eric Molina to iFL TV in predicting a knockout win for Deontay over Tyson Fury on October 9th.
“I see something completely different,” Molina continued. “I’ve been following the training of Malik Scott, and I’ve had a couple of conversations with Malik also. I shared the ring with Wilder, and we went nine or ten rounds,” said Molina.
In watching Wilder’s workouts with Malik, it’s hard to know when Deontay will throw his right hand because he’s doing a better job of disguising it. He’s also throwing combinations, which is something he’s never done before.
Fury’s midsection will be targeted by Wilder
Wilder throwing body shots could significantly improve his chances of success because Fury cannot block shots to his midsection.
He can dodge a headshot, but he can’t move his entire 6’9″ body out of the way of shots aimed at his middle.
Wilder has a big target to aim his right-hand shots when attacking Fury’s wide waistline, which isn’t exactly svelte from years of eating well.
Deontay tweaking some things
“There were certain things I was able to pick off from Wilder,” said Molina. “He tells too much with his right hand. Fury’s too intelligent, and obviously, he’s not going to land those punches, and he hasn’t landed those big wild shots.
“I can see them [Wilder and Malik] tweaking up some things, and I like his punches, as they’re coming out crisp. I think that’s definitely going to be a key to this fight, and I think it’s going to be a key towards this knockout that he’s definitely going to get,” said Molina in picking Wilder to win by knockout.
Yeah, if Wilder can land his shots clean on Fury’s lantern jaw, he’s going to have him up and down on the canvas like a yo-yo on October 9th. We’re already hearing how Fury’s sparring partners hurting him during camp.
If guys like Jared Anderson and Efe Ajagba can give Fury grief, you can imagine what the new and improved Wilder will do to him if he’s able to land his shots.
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