Roach To Corner Fury Against Wilder
Tyson Fury has added some heavy world title experience to his corner on December 1st against Deontay Wilder in Los Angeles.
The lineal heavyweight champion has added legendary trainer Freddie Roach to act as his cut man for the WBC world heavyweight championship at Staples Center, following Fury moving his camp from Big Bear a bit further south to Roach’s Wild Card Boxing Club.
Ben Davison will remain as Fury’s head trainer heading into fight night, but has been working with Roach in preparing Fury for their first title fight together and Fury’s first title fight since 2015. in the contest.
“He asked me if I’d work in his corner,” Roach told Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated. “He asked me if I could do cuts. I said, ‘Yeah, I have guys better than me though.’ He said, ‘Do you know what you’re doing?’ And I said, ‘Of course I do—I have everything you need.’ So I’m the cut man.
“I like him—he’s very positive and he has a good idea of how he is going to win this fight. He’s got good legs, he feints well. He’s a talented guy. I think he has the ability to outbox [Wilder]. He can’t outpunch him. If he tries to slug with him, he’ll get caught. But he’s a good boxer and he has good legs and I think he can box for 12 rounds without any problem whatsoever. He seems to be in very good condition. Boxing here, he has gone up to 12 rounds a couple of times.”
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