By Barry Holbrook: Tyson Fury is in the “killing mode,” says his father John Fury ahead of his trilogy match against Deontay Wilder on October 9th.
John says he can’t see what the former WBC heavyweight champion Wilder (42-1-1, 41 KOs) and his coach Malik Scott can do for them to defeat Fury (30-0-1, 21 KOs). He feels that Tyson has already beaten Wilder twice and that he can’t improve enough to come out victorious in the little time he’s had with his new trainer Scott.
Fury and Wilder will be headlining at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on October 9th. If the contest goes the way John and many boxing fans believe it will go, Fury will quickly destroy Wilder again and effectively end his career.
“I’m looking forward to next Saturday night because I know he’s going to deliver,” said John Fury to iFL TV on Tyson’s trilogy match with Wilder. “He’s got a lot to prove, Deonty Wilder.
Fury is in the “Killing mode”
“He’ll be coming to right a lot of wrongs, and he’s got a lot to do. He’s got to resurrect himself and try and bring his A-game. But I know for a fact, his A-game isn’t going to be enough,” said John about Wilder lacking the talent to beat Fury.
“If you beat a man twice, you’ve got his number, haven’t you? I know he’ll [Fury] beat him. It’s HOW he beats him. I have a feeling you’re going to see a more aggressive, explosive Tyson right from the start because that’s the kind of frame of mind he’s in. He’s in killing mode,” John said about Fury.
It sounds ominous what John says about Fury being in the “killing mode” for his third fight with Deontay. Wilder will get hammered by Fury if the battle plays out anything like their last one in 2020.
Wilder’s ex-trainer Mark Breland saved him from taking an even worse beating from Fury by throwing in the towel in the seventh round.
Now that Wilder has fired him due to his unhappiness over him throwing in the towel, the message is that he wants to go out on his shield. That could be bad for Wilder if he’s left out there to take another terrible beating from Fury.
Wilder can’t change his fighting style
“I can’t see what they can do with him [Wilder],” said John Fury. “They’re trying to make a dynamic puncher into a boxer/mover. He doesn’t have long enough to learn that kind of style.
“I think to try and change your style for a fighter like Tyson is a tall order because if you get it wrong, he’s on you. I don’t know what Malik Scott can bring to the table. He might bring a bit more smoke up his backside,” said John Fury.
Wilder is up there in age at 36 for a fighter attempting to make massive changes to his fighting style.
We saw what happened with Anthony Joshua last weekend when he tried changing his fighting style for his match against Oleksandr Usyk. Is Wilder about to make the same mistake against Fury?