Ahead of his own big fight this weekend, Tyson Fury has predicted what will happen on his undercard fight between Fabio Wardley and David Adeleye.
The two heavyweights are fighting for the British title and have already come to blows in the build-up to the fight. Back at a press conference in September, Wardley and Adeleye created a brawl on the red carpet after a brief verbal altercation. Wardley suffered a cut after being hit by someone in Adeleye’s team but fortunately, it wasn’t bad enough to delay the fight.
It’s one Adeleye has been calling for ever since Wardley claimed the British heavyweight title last year from Nathan Gorman. He was initially told to defend against Frazer Clarke but that fell through and now this takes place on October 28 out in Riyadh as chief support for Fury’s 10-round battle with former UFC champion Francis Ngannou.
Speaking to IFL TV, Fury was asked what he made of the fight.
“That’s a really good fight. I’ve had David in camp a lot of times. He’s a good fighter. I’ve spared Wardley and he’s also a good fighter. To me, I don’t care who wins but they’re both good, undefeated British heavyweights so it’ll be an interesting one. I think it’s a real 50-50 fight.”
Fury then read into each man’s performance at the press conferences and said on the back of that you have to give Adeleye the edge.
“If you can go on what happens in press conferences then you’d have to give David the edge ’cause he’s more confident, he seems like he doesn’t give a f**k for the other fella. The other guy is more laid back, doesn’t say much, nothing insulting, he’s more of a gentleman Wardley where David is more confident in himself, more cocksure, bit of an edge.
When the game plan goes out the window after the first few rounds it comes down to who’s got the bigger b*****ks and who wants it more.”
Wardley’s record sits at 16 and 0 with 15 KOs, while Adeleye has fought 12 times and knocked out 11 of his opponents, so it seems unlikely this one will go the distance.