Deontay Wilder v Tyson Fury – Preview

By Jamie Balding

In a year where boxing has been one of its best in recent memories, we will soon see it come to an end, and what better way to finish it off with one of the most highly anticipated fights in recent years. Deontay Wilder against Tyson Fury.

Fury is highly regarded for his head movement as seen in his most recent fight where The Gypsy King drew comparisons with Muhammad Ali. This comparison came about when Francesco Pianeta simply could not hit him. Fury’s head movement also proved to be a problem in his last high-profile fight against Wladimir Klitschko, where the Russian also struggled to get any big hits on the Englishman. Many pundits around the world think that’s exactly what’s going to happen this time, especially as Wilder portrays a sort of windmill action with his punches, making it easier for Fury to dodge them.

However, any punch that Wilder can land will most definitely rock Fury. That’s down to the raw punching power he has, and how effective it will be for The Bronze Bomber will be dependent on whether those punches hit. Wilder comes off a March win against Luis Ortiz where he was close to getting the first loss of his career, having been close to being knocked out in the mid-rounds. However, we look back to his raw punching power, and how easy it will be for him if he connects with those punches, which is exactly what he did against Ortiz, meaning he was able to preserve his perfect record.

This bout will definitely be one for the ages, and as it looms ever closer, both training camps will be working intensely in the hope the fighters will be in the shape of their lives, for what looks to be the fight of their lives.

Edited by Ben Knapton

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