A rejuvenated Deontay Wilder has been reborn as a fighter and will upset Tyson Fury within five rounds of their trilogy bout in Las Vegas on October 9, according to the Bronze Bomber’s trainer Malik Scott.
Former opponent turned coach Scott appears to have rekindled the fighting flame in Wilder following the Alabama puncher’s seven-round beatdown at the fists of Fury in February 2020.
After replacing Mark Breland as head trainer last year, Scott believes Wilder is now the “best version” of himself and will topple WBC heavyweight champion Fury with a devastating KO in their third meeting.
“This Deontay would knock out the old Deontay in two rounds. He is 10 times more focused, training 100 times harder. It is a violent camp. His mentality is very violent,” Scott told Sky Sports.
“This will be the best version of Deontay Wilder that you have ever seen.
“They underestimate his IQ. He is not some big, dumb guy who just throws a right hand. There is method to his madness.
“Deontay’s [boxing] IQ is very high. I watch him create, watch him put himself in position, set guys up into surgical traps. Deontay will knock Fury out inside of five rounds.”
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