Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury : Tyson Fury faces a stern test of his ability when he takes on WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder on December 1. The self-described ‘Gypsy King’ faces American Wilder at the Staples Center in Los Angeles in only Fury’s third fight of his comeback
Some of that changed with his comeback stoppage of unbeaten Luis Ortiz in March when Wilder showed tremendous heart and recuperative abilities to avoid going down amid a barrage of heavy punches. But against an A-plus level boxer of Fury’s class, the jury is still out as to whether Wilder’s power
A pair of comeback bouts earlier this year were largely inconclusive thanks to the marginal quality of his opposition. One thing Fury has often leaned on for an edge, particularly against Klitschko, is his ability to win the battle of mental warfare heading into a fight.
But what happens to Wilder if, like former middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin once he finally lured an A-level opponent into the ring with him, he’s forced to find an alternative plan once someone proves able to take his best shot? It’s hard to imagine anyone that brave and tough considering
Fury has kept up what appears to be a facade throughout the promotion that he’s angling for a knockout and doubled down on Wednesday by predicting it might come in the first round. Fury explained to CBS Sports during the New York stop of their press tour in October that it’s all a calculated part of his plan to goad Wilder into the kind of chaos in which he feels most comfortable.
“Everything he does is mental, it’s a mental game that he plays,” Wilder said. “He don’t believe those things himself because he doesn’t possess that type of power. Tyson Fury doesn’t have strength,