Wilder Admits To Not Knowing Fury’s Weaknesses
While at his media workout this week, Deontay Wilder admitted that as hard as he is to plan for, Tyson Fury is just as hard.
Wilder battles the lineal heavyweight champion on December 1st at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California and has been looking for sparring partners to match Fury’s awkward style, utilizing Malik Scott to help him figure out the Gypsy King.
“I don’t know what Fury’s weaknesses are. I’ve never dealt with anyone who possesses what he has,” Wilder said. “I train for anyone as if they were the champion. That’s what keeps me sharp, and gets me up in the morning. I know that there are a lot of hungry lions who want my spot. We’re just accomplishing that we’ve set to do. Everything that we’re preparing for, I want to execute—and more.”
“I’m going to do things he doesn’t expect me to do,” Wilder said. “Fury thinks I’m going to just be following around him with a right hand—that’s stupid. There are a lot of things that are going to be a surprise to him once he steps into the ring. Everybody witnesses it when they fight me.”
“I’m a hungry champion, and I’m going to stay that way till the end of my career. It’s been hard trying to reach [PPV status], especially in America. But I’m here. I can finally smile and say, ‘I’m here.’”