Who Could Join Tyson Fury’s Camp For Deontay Wilder Trilogy Fight?
WBC Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury may be getting a sizable addition to his fight camp.
Fury is due for a trilogy bout with Deontay Wilder in the near future. Wilder will be exercising his right to a third fight with “The Gypsy King. The first bout between Fury and Wilder ended in a split draw. Fury left no doubt in the rematch with a seventh-round TKO win.
Dmitriy Salita, the promoter of undefeated Russian heavyweight Apti Davtaev, spoke to Sky Sports. During the interview, Salita revealed that the power puncher could serve as a sparring partner for Fury.
“Potentially yes,” Salita said. “While Apti is more filled out than Wilder, they are about the same height. That would be a great experience for Apti. He is the best heavyweight coming out of Russia. His time off the radar, training at the Kronk Gym with Sugarhill over the last several years paid off. He is now ready to explode onto the heavyweight scene.”
Salita went on to say that he hoped that Fury and Davtaev would train together sooner. The problem is that Salita felt the timing wasn’t right. At the time, Fury was fighting in Las Vegas while Davtaev was competing in Russia just one day apart.
Fury is hoping to keep his undefeated record intact and eventually go on to fight Anthony Joshua in a title unification bout. Joshua currently holds the WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and IBO Heavyweight Titles. He is expected to put his gold on the line against Kubrat Pulev on December 12.
Wilder will be looking for revenge when he eventually meets Fury for the third time. Fury handed “The Bronze Bomber” the first loss of his pro boxing career. The current plan is to hold that fight on December 19 inside Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas.