Deontay Wilder struggled to keep pace with Tyson Fury in each of their first two meetings, but that hasn’t prevented confidence from flowing inside the American’s camp ahead of their trilogy showdown.
‘The Bronze Bomber’ was fortunate to scrape a draw after knocking Fury down in the 12th round when they first met in December 2018, then suffered a seventh-round knockout in their February 2020 rematch.
Wilder, 35, has since taken on former opponent Malik Scott as part of his coaching staff in preparation for the trilogy clash on July 24, and the trainer doesn’t expect Fury to make it past the fifth bell.
‘King’ and Wilder recently spoke with 78SPORTSTV during their camp for the decider, where Scott said: “Deontay Wilder’s going to be heavyweight champion of the world for the second time.
“Tyson Fury will not make it out of five rounds. That’s my prediction for the fight.”
It’s long been perceived that while Fury does not boast the same physical attributes as Wilder, ‘The Gypsy King’ is the more technically gifted boxer of the two.
Fury, 32, will put his WBC and ‘The Ring’ heavyweight titles on the line at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, where he’ll hope to put on another clinic against his American adversary.
It took him seven rounds to finish Wilder in their second meeting almost 18 months ago, where Fury rarely looked uncomfortable en route to his stoppage victory.
Do you think Deontay Wilder has a chance of beating Tyson Fury on July 24? Let us know in the comments section.
Wilder was widely criticised for making a list of excuses as to why he suffered the first loss of his career, which will have only increased the pressure on his shoulders to even the record.
Scott—who suffered a first-round KO defeat against Wilder in March 2014—wasn’t short on praise for Fury but insisted his man was the superior talent: "I consider Fury a great boxer, Wilder is just greater."
Fury was in line to fight Anthony Joshua in a historic matchup between British boxing’s best before an arbitration court ruled Fury had to face Wilder a third time.
The Manchester native is still expected to face Joshua provided he makes it past Wilder again, though he also teased a potential transition to the UFC, saying he’ll face heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou “in the octagon.”
As well as coming up against Wilder in the ring, Scott previously sparred against Fury in Brussels, where the former unified world champion “bust my [his] eardrum on the first day.”
Despite Fury having gotten the best of both trainer and fighter in the past, Scott remains confident he’s put Wilder on track to avenge his defeat in a convincing manner come July 24.
Source: Read Full Article