Deontay Wilder will attack Tyson Fury’s midsection says trainer Don House
By Scott Gilfoid: Deontay Wilder’s new coach Don House has revealed that ‘The Bronze Bomber’ plans on attacking WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury to the body on October 9th rather than going for a headshot knockout right away.
Wilder’s lead trainer Malik Scott, a newcomer to the team, has changed his focus with his power shots. Instead of Wilder (42-1-1, 41 KOs) focusing on throwing punches upstairs, he’s going to target the soft midsection of the ‘Gypsy King’ Fury (30-0-1, 21 KOs) and break him down slowly.
It’s a smart move by Team Wilder to target Fury’s body because he’s proven to be very difficult to hit with headshots by Deontay in their two previous fights.
Fury’s head movement is second to none, making it almost impossible to hit him clean. But Fury is vulnerable to his flabby midsection, which has lots of stubborn fat and a lack of muscle to guard that area of his body.
“As a trainer for Deontay Wilder, everyone knows he’s got that bomb. If he catches you with that, you’re going to sleep,” said Wilder’s new coach Don House to 78SPORTSTV.
“I saw a lot of things in Deontay that he didn’t see himself. But when you have that bomb, when you can crack with that right hand a lot of times, you rely just on that.
“But when somebody can take that from you, it makes it difficult to win a fight,” said House. “Listen, Deontay is a pure athlete.
“By saying that, there are a lot of things that he can get away with that a lot of fighters can’t get away with. This guy [Deontay] is fast, and he’s got power with both hands. I don’t want to give away all the secrets, but all the fundamental things, he’s picking up easy,” said House.
In Wilder’s workout videos with Malik, we’ve seen that he’s been throwing a lot of body shots because that’s an area that he’s ignored in his two fights with Fury.
Otto Wallin is the first guy that exposed Fury for being vulnerable to body shots in their fight in 2019, as he was hitting him to the breadbasket frequently, making him miserable.
Years earlier, ‘Big’ John McDermott worked Fury’s body in their first fight in September 2009 and fought well enough to beat him.
Sadly, the referee Terry O’Connor gave the win to Fury by a 98-92 score, but the fans booed the decision, letting ‘The Gypsy King’ know that he deserved to lose the fight.
Fury was helpless to the body shots that McDermott was hitting him with because he couldn’t get out of the way of them. No matter how much head movement Fury used, McDermott continued to nail him with heavy shots to his breadbasket.
“Malik [Scott] has done a wonderful job with him,” House said about Wilder’s main trainer Malik. “He’s done a wonderful job—those body shots.
“I’d rather get hit in the head than the body. Deontay has always been focused on knocking guys out to the head.
“We’re not going to do that in this fight. We’re going to box him and going to break down the body.
“He [Wilder] loves the body. It’s a bigger target, and you’ve seen Fury’s body on how big a target it is.
“It’s an easy target to hit. We’re going to maintain and stay in that area, and put the money in the bank, then break him down and knock him out,” said House about what Wilder is going to do.
So, there it is. Wilder will target Fury’s Pillsbury Doughboy midsection on the night and look to take him out in a different way.
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