Trainer Don House teases game plan for Wilder v Fury 3!
They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. However, Malik Scott and Don House are doing their best to prove otherwise. Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder (42-1-1, 41KOs) is winding down his training camp as his pivotal third showdown with Tyson Fury (30-0-1, 23KOs) quickly approaches. The former champion has made notable changes in his training team, while Malik Scott leads the charge. House was brought in to play a significant role in how the Alabama hard-hitter will perform.
Don House is a long-time boxing and UFC trainer, cut man and hand wrapping specialist. Ironically enough, House is well aware of Wilder as he was the head trainer for former WBC heavyweight champion Bermane Stiverne. Wilder defeated Stiverne twice once by a unanimous decision to win the WBC title, and by brutal knockout in his sixth title defense in 2017. Not only will House serve as Wilder’s third man in the corner, he’ll also serve as his cut man and will wrap his hands.
It’s no secret that Wilder often times relies on his knockout power to see him to victory. However, evident by his two fights with Fury, he’s going to need to do more if he wants to win his title back. Yes, he was able to drop Fury twice in their first fight, but he couldn’t keep him down. Their second fight was simply a mismatch where Wilder couldn’t get anything going offensively and was stopped in seven rounds.
SO WHAT WILL BE DIFFERENT?!
According to House, Deontay Wilder will box Tyson Fury and break him down to the body. He told 78sportstv the following:
“Deontay has always been focused on knocking his guy into the next season. No, we’re not going to do that this fight, we’re going to fight every minute of every round. We’re going to box him, we’re going to break down the body. He loves the body, he’s a bigger target and you see how big Fury’s body, you see how big the target is to hit. So we’re goin to maintain and stay in that area and we’re going to put that money in the bank, and then break him down and knock him out.”
That’s a bold proclamation from House who’s new to the team. However, his experience training UFC legends like Tito Ortiz and Frank Shamrock, as well as his current work with IBF super middleweight champion Caleb Plant, can certainly help.
How much so? We shall find out very soon, as October 9 is quickly approaching.
By: Jerrell Fletcher