Deontay Wilder says he’ll beat Fury up before knocking him out
By Allan Fox: Deontay ‘Bronze Bomber’ Wilder says he wants to give WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury a “beating” before he puts him to sleep by knocking him out on Saturday in their trilogy match at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
The 2008 Olympic U.S bronze medalist Wilder (42-1-1, 41 KOs) has arguably trained harder for this fight than any other in his 13-year professional career, and he cannot afford to come out on the losing end.
Fury (30-0-1, 21 KOs) beat Wilder last time they fought in 2020, giving him a sustained beating until Deontay’s ex-trainer Mark Breland decided it was necessary to throw in the towel to save him in the seventh round.
Most boxing fans, Fury, the media, and current and former boxers, believe that ‘The Gypsy King’ will repeat what he did last time when he faces Deontay this Saturday.
It’s difficult to say for sure if Fury will repeat because Wilder has put in a lot of hard work with new trainer Malik Scott, working on his movement, jabs, body, and combination punching.
Deontay predicting knocking out Fury
“I see me beating him up and knocking him out,” said Deontay on Tuesday in discussing his plans to batter Fury before stopping him on Saturday night.
“There are many things that I visualized in the first fight, along with the second, and I didn’t execute the game-plan,” said Wilder.
“In a fight like that, it’s always 50-50. He’s gone out there, he’s not prepared, but he’s probably still good enough [to beat Deontay Wilder,” said Eddie Hearn about Tyson Fury.
It’s a bit surprising that Hearn views the Fury vs. Wilder III fight as a “50-50” affair because he has so much to gain if Tyson wins that fight.
A match between Fury and Hearn’s star Anthony Joshua would be massive in 2022, provided AJ avenges his loss to Oleksandr Usyk in March or April.
“He’s [Fury] just not had a proper camp,” Hearn continued. “You can’t compare his preparation for this fight to the last Wilder fight. There was so much stuff going on, but he doesn’t have to be 100%.
“I just saw an interview today where he [Fury] said, ‘I can be 10 percent and still win,’ and he’s probably right. He probably won’t lose a round, but he can get knocked out,” Hearn said of Fury being susceptible to getting sparked out.
“So, the fact that he’s not prepared for the fight actually makes it a good fight, and I’m not sure,” said Hearn about Fury not being fully prepared for the Deontay trilogy match.
“I think he wins comfortably, but Wilder has great power, but he won’t win a round.
“If you go back to the Luis Ortiz fight. He couldn’t win a second of a round in that fight, and then he [Deontay] put him to sleep.
“So you’ve just got to be on it,” said Hearn on letting boxing fans know what Fury is up against on Saturday.
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