Fury’s Trainer Lee Offers Advice To Wilder In Preparation Of A Trilogy Bout
One of the most outspoken individuals of Tyson Fury’s camp, Andy Lee has talked about Fury’s dominance and how well he would do against Anthony Joshua in an undisputed heavyweight title fight. A co-trainer, Lee has helped Fury reach the pinnacle of his new life. He will look to do it again whenever Fury takes on Deontay Wilder for the third time.
Wilder and Fury fought to a draw back in 2018 in a bout where Fury shocked many. In preparation for his rematch with Wilder, Fury parted ways with his original trainer. In the best shape of his career and clean, Fury chose to work with Lee, who had 35 wins in a career that went from 2006-2017. In the rematch this past February, Fury walked circles around Wilder and knocked him down twice. He ended up beating Wilder via TKO in the seventh round to win the WBC Heavyweight Title.
Wilder ended up blaming his walkout suit for slowing him down. He also revealed he needed biceps surgery. Lee saw the flaws in Wilder’s plan and told Boxing Scene what he believes Wilder needs to do to succeed.
“He has to try and be more aggressive and improve his balance, which is not an easy thing to do. He was taken aback by Tyson’s pressure. When a big man is coming at you like that, it feels like you’re in quicksand,” Lee stated.
“It’s something he needs to be working on now, even, when there is nothing happening [because of coronavirus]. I’ve watched the fight several times, and his balance did not look good to me. I know he’s had a lot of excuses, but maybe there was some issue. I think he definitely got his eardrum busted, which would affect your balance. I heard they are bringing Joe Goossen into his camp. That would be a good move. He’s a good, respected trainer.”
Wilder is looking to take out all the “snakes” in his camp. Besides Goossen, someone he could bring in could be George Foreman. The former heavyweight champion has offered to help out the man with 41 wins via knockout. Lee believes he will need all the help he will get against a motivated Fury.
The trilogy fight is set to take place around November or December. If Fury wins, his next fight would be an undisputed title fight against Joshua. Fury has stated he can fight until he is 40. Lee believes the adjustments he has made since the first Wilder fight can help him in the possible final fight between the two, as well as beyond that.
“[Wilder and Fury] looked like two completely different fighters compared to how the first fight went,” Lee went on to say. “Tyson has a jab that will damage. He’s made huge improvements. The thing is, he’s only going to continue to improve and get better and better.”