Deontay Wilder on Preparation for Tyson Fury and his Cut!
There is little to no question that WBC world heavyweight champion Deontay “Bronze Bomber” Wilder (42-0-1, 41 KO’s) is in a positive mental space. With just about a month to go until his eagerly awaited rematch with Tyson “Gypsy King” Fury (29-0-1, 20 KO’s), Wilder believes that his plans could not be going any smoother.
THERE’S ONLY ONE TYSON FURY
For this camp, the Alabaman super slugger is healthy and making a quick ring-return. The Bomber just fought Luis “King Kong” Ortiz (31-2, 26 KO’s) on November 23. Along with feeling especially sharp, Wilder is immensely satisfied with the sparring that he has had in his preparations.
During the recent presser to endorse the upcoming physical contest, the Bomber would explain how he had brought in specific people to immolate the herky-jerky style of combat that Fury is infamous for. However, while Wilder did bring those individuals in to copycat the Gypsy King’s unorthodox movements the WBC champion is well aware of the fact that no one can truly recreate what Fury himself will do.
“It’s a lot things that we do in camp and in training that we may not do in the fight. Because when you get the look in front of you, it’s different. You can have people to come in and mimic the fighter and stuff like that, but no one will ever be perfect in going and giving me a display.
“Especially with such an awkward and tall guy like Fury. So I understand that there is going to be that other space that I’m going to have to deal with once I get in the ring with him.”
IF IT BLEEDS, WE CAN KILL IT
Another topic of note within his pre-fight preparations was that of Fury’s scar tissue. During his last fight with Otto Wallin (20-1, 13 KO’s), the former unified champion suffered a ghastly cut over his right eye. Many people, including Wilder, felt as though the long, deep gash was cause to stop the fight.
Despite what those who erred on the side of caution believed, Fury went on to win on the scorecards. Nevertheless, with the damage done, Fury will have some measure of scar tissue from here on out. This should come as no surprise seeing as the cut took a little over 40 stitches to close up.
When asked about his thoughts about the cut, Wilder explained the potentially fatal hazard it could turn into for Fury.
“I mean, I thought the fight should have been stopped. Although this is a big money fight for me, the fight should have been stopped. When you got a, looking like a 3- to 4-inch cut on your eye and its 2 inches deep like that, you got to stop it.
“But I understand what they were looking at. He got a big fight lined up for me and they wanted to make sure he gets there.
“And I can’t wait! Because if I open it up, if I open it up, his life is really going to be into the ref’s hands. Because if he can’t see when these punches coming it’s not going to be good because I’m coming with bad intentions!”
By: Bakari Simpson