News ID: 265839
Published: 0359 GMT February 18, 2020

Wilder 'points win in Las Vegas impossible': Fury

Wilder 'points win in Las Vegas impossible': Fury
MIKEY WILLIAMS

Tyson Fury said a points defeat against Deontay Wilder is impossible as his style of boxing suits Las Vegas.

Fury, 31, drew with Wilder in Los Angeles in 2018 and he hopes to avoid controversy by securing a knockout in their rematch on Saturday, BBC Sport reported.

But he said similarities in his style with Floyd Mayweather – who landed 15 wins by decision in Vegas – is reason for his confidence in the judging.

"That slick style works and the judges here like that," Fury told BBC Sport.

"Wilder can't beat me on points, it's not possible. This is Las Vegas, not Los Angeles.

"One of the greatest boxers that has ever lived in Mayweather has come from this town and they can appreciate a master boxer here.

"If it goes 12 rounds I have won."

 

'The bully will fold'

 

Fury continues to predict a second-round stoppage of Wilder - who has never been floored as a professional – and trainer SugarHill Steward told BBC Sport he was brought into the team because he is a "knockout architect".

"To knock out a knockout artist you have to make them go backwards and back them up," Fury told the BBC Radio 5 Live Boxing podcast.

"Wilder is used to coming forwards his whole career. He has never knocked anyone out on the back foot.

"All bullies when they are backed-up, fold. Wilder is no different to any other playground bully. When someone stands up to Deontay Wilder, he will fold. I will prove that on Saturday.

"Technically he is not so great. Fighting Deontay Wilder is like giving a seven-year-old an AK-47 in a room, fully loaded. He is easy to control but could let rip any time.

"He can throw punches from novice angles that usually a world champion or high-level professional wouldn't throw. They come from the floor sometimes or around corners so you have to have your wits about you."

 

Three more fights and out

 

Fury is expected to weigh in about 10lbs. heavier than when he outpointed Sweden's Otto Wallin in September and again believes extra bulk will help him stop Wilder.

On Monday, Wilder's trainer Jay Deas told BBC Radio 5 Live it was "advantageous" his fighter last competed as recently as November, when he knocked out Luis Ortiz.

But Fury is adamant the 34-year-old Alabama fighter's five-year "reign as world champion is over" and any win would see him reclaim world-champion status for the first time since he gave up his titles when he battled personal issues in the wake of beating Wladimir Klitschko in 2015.

A trilogy bout with Wilder could form part of his next move and while there are also calls for him to face IBF, WBA and WBO champion Anthony Joshua, Fury is only certain of how long he has left in the sport.

"I am in the latter end of my career," he added.

"Three more fights, whether it takes a year or 18 months. The Gypsy King will be no more within two years that's for sure."

 

 

 

 

 

   
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