Tyson Fury is not worried about the feared punching power of Deontay Wilder – because the ‘Gypsy King’ believes Wilder is not capable of landing his big shots.
Fury will challenge Wilder for the WBC heavyweight crown in the main event of a Showtime Pay-Per-View card on December 1 from the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Wilder (40-0, 39 KOs) has knocked out every fighter that he’s ever faced. The only man to last the distance with Wilder, which was Bermane Stiverne, was knocked out in the first round in their 2017 rematch.
Fury has warned Wilder that he’s not as big as he seems – and he plans to shake up his chin with some very heavy punches.
“This is a fight that everyone’s going to want to watch. I’m coming here to defeat cruiserweights and to me you’re only a few pounds over the cruiserweight limit. And when you feel 19, 18 stone on the jaw and you feel it sooner or later – your defence is quite leaky, you throw wild punches, you’re eager to land,” Fury said.
“When I get going I will jump on you and I will get you out of there for sure. And when you start swinging, that’s welcome to my world, Christmas come early.”
Fury is going to use defense and movement to nullify the power advantage for Wilder.
“Them big swings, I’ve got the Floyd Mayweather heavyweight defence. Nobody can land a swing on me! Nobody from any direction, up and coming, round the corner, I see them all, so unless you’re going to bring something I’ve not seen before, which is very unlikely…then you can’t beat me. You haven’t got a prayer,” said Fury.
The British fighter is entering the ring for the third time in 2018 – after being inactive since his November of 2015 twelve round decision shocker over Wladimir Klitschko.