Frank Warren believes Deontay Wilder will try to bomb out Tyson Fury in their trilogy fight in Las Vegas on October 9, but insists that strategy will play into the Gypsy King’s hands.
Fury’s UK promoter feels Wilder has little chance of outboxing the WBC champion and, given the beatdown the Bronze Bomber suffered in their February 2020 rematch, the heavy-handed American’s only option is to catch the Mancunian cold.
“You can’t change this guy [Wilder],” Warren told Talksport. “You’re not going to turn him into a boxer, he’s too old. We know he’s dangerous and I think it’s exciting [but] the only way he can beat Tyson Fury is to knock him over, he’s not going to outbox him.
“I think from the first round he’s going to try and put it on him. That’s the only chance he’s got and, if he does that, it also plays into Tyson’s hands as we saw in the last fight.
“Tyson going forward and throwing bombs as well – Tyson’s got a good chin. If it’s a shootout, I’d still back Tyson.”
A Fury victory could see the WBC king squeeze in another title defence this year before the long-trumpeted unification clash with WBA Super, WBO and IBF champion Anthony Joshua becomes a possibility again in early 2022, assuming AJ defeats Oleksandr Usyk in two weeks’ time.
“[Fury] said he wants to fight in the UK in December,” said Warren. “I think we have to see what happens on October 9 first. But that’s a great possibility if he comes through it.
“Providing Joshua also wins [against Usyk] later this month, that fight won’t happen until February.”