Tyson Fury: I’m going to plaster Deontay Wilder on October 9th
By William Lloyd: WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury says he’s going to go after Deontay Wilder immediately on October 9th to get him out of there in “quick time.”
Whatever worry that Fury (30-0-1, 21 KOs) had about Wilder’s punching power, he lost it after beating him a year ago in February 2020. Fury realized from that fight that Wilder (42-1-1, 41 KOs) is all bark and no bite if you come with the right game plan.
Wilder and his new coach Malik Scott have been working hard in the last month to change things around so that Fury can’t do the same things he did last time.
It won’t be easy because Fury has gotten the better of Wilder in both of their fights, and it might be asking too much for Scott to change things.
Wilder can’t get much worse than last time, so that any change will be for the better. It’ll be interesting to see what game plan Fury’s trainer Sugarhill will have for him.
Fury predicts early knockout of Wilder
“What’s going to happen is I’m going to run across the ring and knock the f*** out of Deontay Wilder. I’m going to plaster him,” said Fury to Frank Warren’s Queensbury Promotions when asked what’s going to happen on October 9th.
“I’m going to be like a plasterer on the night, plastering walls,” Fury continued.
“I’m going to splatter him in the ring. He’s getting knocked out for sure, 100%. It was an easy fight the second time, and it’ll be an even easier time the third time. I’m knocking him out inside quick time,” said Fury.
Deontay will be fighting differently this time and not standing there waiting for Fury to back him up. If Fury wins, he’ll need to cut off the ring and try and maul Wilder against the ropes.
Usyk hasn’t been showing everything says Fury
“What I’ve seen from Usyk in the last two fights hasn’t been a lot, but then I had a little think about it, a brainstorm. Maybe he’s not showing us everything he can do,” said Fury about his thoughts on Joshua’s September 25th fight against Usyk.
“Maybe he [Usyk] was playing around with the likes of [Derek] Chisora and the other guy he fought, [Chazz] Witherspoon. Maybe he didn’t try and win those fights properly.
“Maybe he was looking bad on purpose so he could get that big payday and do his good boxing on that night, which has been done before.
“A lot of fighters have looked terrible in fights to get other big fights and then rose to the occasion and got those big fights.
“I got a sneaky feeling that Usyk is better than he looks, and on the night when he feels he needs to perform, then he will.
“A bit like myself. I can fight a bum and half a s*** fight, but I can then fight the best in the world and rise to the occasion and have good fights,” said Fury.
As close as Oleksandr Usyk’s recent fight with Derek Chisora was last October, it’s hard to agree with Fury that he was intentionally holding back.
Usyk almost lost the fight to Chisora, and when he was rallying in the second half, he didn’t look that great. The reality is, Usyk is a small heavyweight, and he’s going to have problems against fighters that outweigh him by 30 to 40 lbs.
Tyson talks Jake Paul and Tommy Fury
“I think it was fantastic,” said Fury when asked about his thoughts on his brother Tommy Fury recent U.S debut fighting an MMA guy. “I think all of this boxing new with the TikTokers and YouTubers and famous people. I think it’s all fantastic for the game.
“It’s bringing more eyes to the sport, and everything is going really well. Tommy is in his young professional career. What has he had, six or seven fights now?
“Seven fights and unbeaten, and he looks like a million dollars. He’s making plenty of money, traveling around the world in style, and he’s influencing others to do the same. What’s not to like? A bright future ahead of him.
“Jake Paul is doing fantastic as well and bringing a lot of views to boxing and his brother [Logan]. All these old-timers are coming back and everybody. I really like it. A lot of people don’t like it and think it’s an insult to boxing.
“‘You shouldn’t be famous.’ I quite like it all, to be fair. It brings more eyes to the game and brings more interest to people who probably wouldn’t be interested in boxing at all other than to see these guys.
“After their fights, they’ll tune in to others, so it makes it good for the young fighters coming up in the new generation. It’s easy to push men when you’ve only got two and somebody else.
“In reality, I’d rather stand behind two men that would stand and fight to the end there than behind sheep that would run away,” said Fury about the recent altercation between Jake Paul and Tommy Fury.
It’ll be great if Tommy Fury can fight Jake Paul soon before either of them suffer their first career defeats. Right now, this is the perfect time for them to fight because neither of them has tasted defeat.
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