Deontay Wilder’s new trainer Malik Scott believes that WBC champion Tyson Fury is a ‘vulnerable’ fighter ahead of the heavyweights’ rearranged trilogy clash in Las Vegas on October 9.
After a week of uncertainty, a new date for Fury-Wilder III was finally confirmed yesterday following the ‘Gypsy King’s’ positive Covid-19 test, which forced the postponement of the original date of July 24.
Now the duo will recommence hostilities at the T-Mobile Arena in October almost 20 months since they last met in February 2020, when Fury scored two knockdowns en route to a seventh-round triumph.
Wilder’s friend and former opponent Scott was subsequently enlisted as coach and feels Fury is the more vulnerable fighter on account of the ‘Bronze Bomber’s’ vaunted KO power.
“They both have the power to hurt each other,” Scott told Sky Sports. “The difference is that Deontay has the power to knock you out.
“Fury is undefeated but is vulnerable. That won’t make sense to most humans. He is an unbeaten fighter but is very beatable. He gives you an opportunity to hit him.
“It is our job to take advantage of those opportunities. I believe Deontay will, and I believe he will knock Fury out in the trilogy.”
Wilder’s manager Shelly Finkel is also certain of an emphatic victory for his man.
“I definitely believe that Deontay is going to win his title back by knocking out Tyson Fury,” Finkel told Sky Sports.
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