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Wilder will break Fury with body shots, claims trainer

A rejuvenated Deontay Wilder will be seeking to break down WBC champion Tyson Fury with a brutal body attack in their trilogy fight on October 9, according to the Bronze Bomber’s assistant trainer Don House.

Wilder’s right hand is noted as one of the most dangerous punches in boxing with a string of knockouts to its name, but House claims that the Alabama KO artist will be focusing more downstairs in his third meeting with Fury next month. 

Head trainer Malik Scott has previously said we should expect to see a more well-rounded Wilder in the Fury trilogy bout at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, and veteran trainer and cutman House concurs.

“As a trainer for Deontay Wilder, everyone knows he’s got that bomb. If he catches you with that, you’re going to sleep,” House told 78SportsTV.

“I saw a lot of things in Deontay that he didn’t see himself. But when you have that bomb, when you can crack with that right hand a lot of times, you rely just on that. But when somebody can take that from you, it makes it difficult to win a fight.

“Deontay is a pure athlete. By saying that, there are a lot of things that he can get away with that a lot of fighters can’t get away with. This guy is fast, and he’s got power with both hands. I don’t want to give away all the secrets, but all the fundamental things, he’s picking up easy.

“I’d rather get hit in the head than the body. Deontay has always been focused on knocking guys out to the head. We’re not going to do that in this fight. We’re going to box him and going to break down the body. He loves the body. It’s a bigger target, and you’ve seen Fury’s body on how big a target it is. It’s an easy target to hit. We’re going to maintain and stay in that area and put the money in the bank, then break him down and knock him out.”

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