Deontay Wilder: Freddie Roach recruitment a sign of Tyson Fury nerves

Annette Crawford
November 18, 2018

The victor of the fight could advance to a showdown with Anthony Joshua, the IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight champion who is also unbeaten.

In the home corner is a raw, powerful, risky fighter who lives up to his name accurately and in the opposite corner is the most technically gifted, skillful trickster who has a history of travelling to champions' back yards to defy the odds. 'The WBC convention was very clear in terms of looking for the ultimate goal [for] the victor of the fight to do the fight with Anthony Joshua, ' WBC chief president Mauricio Sulaiman told Boxing News.

When lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury returned to the ring in June after a 31-month layoff caused by a slew of personal problems, he did so having made a major change to his corner.

But, something's simply got to give in a couple of weeks, with the victor expected to go on and fight Anthony Joshua in a blockbuster 2019 showpiece spectacular. "I know that's he's a tough guy who's going to come to fight and I'm going to be prepared it".

"I want him to get the trainer that he feels can get the best out of Tyson Fury because I want him to bring his best".

"When it comes to me, I've got that killer instinct".


"It's always good to have experience in the corner", Fury said. "I see it being cagey early and we get the real action late in the fight when both fighters get exhausted". I am sick of fighters making excuses.

Does Fury have the fitness to stay on the move for 12 rounds like he did Klitschko? "But I really do believe Wilder is going to win and win by knockout".

There were some who considered Deontay Wilder to be too light and scrawny to compete as a heavyweight. "Nevertheless I feel it's a late stoppage win for Tyson Fury". He won't get hit like the Cuban did, in fact, I'm struggling to see Wilder being able to land on Fury at all. "When you possess that sort of power, you don't worry about a lot of things, man". "When people see my weight at the weigh-in, that's when I see it", said Wilder, was limited to three weeks of preparation for Ortiz.

Wilder, who has based himself in his home city of Tuscaloosa, says his sparring partners have given him "great looks" on what to expect from Fury and that his rival can not find partners of his own to "reflect" the style he will offer.

World Boxing Council (WBC) champion Wilder faces off against Britain's Fury at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on December 1 in a battle of undefeated fighters.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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