Tyson Fury Aware Of The Danger Deontay Wilder Brings To The Ring
WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has highlighted that many people around the boxing community are overlooking the danger that Deontay Wilder brings to the ring.
Many experts and boxing fans are giving Wilder a very little chance of winning the fight, but Fury is truly aware of Wilder’s punching power, and he can’t put any step wrong against the Bronze Bomber.
Otherwise, he will have to pay a hefty price for it.
“A lot of people are writing Wilder off in this fight. They almost look at him like he’s a bum. Like he can’t fight and he’s useless. You can’t write him off,” Fury told BBC.
“Make no mistake about this, Deontay Wilder is the most dangerous heavyweight out there. Combine them all together and they don’t make a danger like Wilder. So that’s what I’m messing with. I’m playing with an atomic bomb, messing round, clipping wires. Every time you go into the ring with Deontay Wilder you’re playing with that danger.”
The Gypsy King will face Wilder in a trilogy fight on Saturday night at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
In their first meeting, the bout ended in a controversial twelve-round draw in December 2018, with Fury barely surviving the thunderous knockdown from Wilder in the final round of the fight.
But many experts still believed that Fury had done enough to earn him a unanimous or split decision victory.
In February 2020, the two met again in a rematch, and this time, Gypsy King took the matter into his own hands and stopped Wilder in the seventh round to capture the prestigious WBC title.
Since then, neither of them has competed in the ring and it will be interesting to see how the two will fair this time around after a long hiatus.
“This is the third time now I’ve been in the ring with him and every single time he’s been very dangerous,” Fury added. “He’s a very dangerous hombre with big, big power and he can close the distance quickly. With most boxers they need to hit you with five punches, with Wilder he can hit you with a quarter punch and knock you spark out.”