| New professional Tommy Fury is utterly convinced his brother Tyson will return from Los Angeles as the proud holder of the WBC world heavyweight title.|
The undefeated lineal champion Tyson goes in against the 40-0 WBC ruler Deontay Wilder at the Staples Center on Saturday night in a bid to claim the one belt to have eluded him so far.
Following a lengthy hiatus from the sport after his de-throning of long-standing champion Wladimir Klitschko in 2015, the accepted wisdom is that this is a tall order for Tyson after just two relatively low key comeback fights.
The mission being undertaken by his senior sibling holds no fears for the 19-year-old, who firmly believes his brother holds all the aces going into the biggest fight of the year.
“If anyone is going to do it, it will be Tyson and he will do it,” insisted Tommy, who makes his professional debut at the Manchester Arena on December 22.
“There are no ifs, buts or maybes, he will do it because, like I have said many times before, the only reason this fight is competitive is because Tyson had two and a half years out of the ring and he abused his body.
“That is the only reason why this fight is even close. If he had come off the Klitschko win and fought, this would be a breeze and a 95-5 fight.
“Wilder has got a right hand, a left hook and he’s got a bit of pace. You can’t beat a man with everything in the book with just that.
“You need more than power. Look at Wilder, he doesn’t feint, he doesn’t prize you open, he just comes, lands a big right hand and it’s over. If you have got a person slipping and sliding, left and right all over the place and you are loading up and can’t land – you are going to get tired in the late rounds.
“That is what I have said, Tyson will stop him late on, between 10 and 12 rounds,” predicted the youngest of the fighting Furys, who suspects the Wilder camp are banking on Tyson’s inactivity counting against him.
“I do think he will break his heart and Wilder is thinking if he is going to do it has got to be now because he has had two comeback fights against low level opposition. He will think this is his time.
“When he comes out and sees Tyson just as good as he was in 2015 he will know he is wrong. When he can’t land those punches he is not going to do very much. He will have nothing left.
“Tyson has ballooned up before and come down. It is not even about fitness for him because I have seen him in the gym at 30 stone doing 15 rounds. I wondered how it was possible.
“I honestly believe if he is 25-30 per cent of what he was in 2015 he will wipe the floor with him because he has got too much skill for anybody out there. Joshua, he is stiff and doesn’t really move his head and you see the punches coming from a basic boxing style.
“That is why I think Wilder is a harder fight because he would beat Joshua in my opinion because he is unpredictable. With Joshua you know what he is going to do, he is going to start fast, then he tends to fade in the later rounds and then comes on strong again.
“Wilder swings a lot and is fast, plus he hits harder, so he is an all-round riskier fight.
“But if anyone can deal with that it is going to be Tyson.”
Tommy himself will be keeping the home fires burning on the night and not travelling to LA due to preparations for his own big night being underway, but he reckons Tyson could even run solo and still emerge victorious.
“I will be staying here to train because I’ve got to look to my own career at the minute, but he will do the job. He could go over by himself and do the job because he is that type of person.
“I will be cheering him on from back home.”
Watch Wilder-Fury live on BT Sport Box Office on Saturday night.
Tommy Fury will make his professional debut on the huge December 22nd Manchester Arena show headlined by IBF world featherweight champion Josh Warrington taking on former two-weight world champion Carl Frampton
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| Frank Warren is delighted to announce that Tyson Fury’s challenge for the WBC world heavyweight title against Deontay Wilder will be broadcast on BBC Radio 5 Live on Saturday. |
Mike Costello will be ringside at the Staples Center on December 1st to provide world class commentary on the blockbuster heavyweight contest between the WBC world heavyweight champion and the lineal world heavyweight champion.
Deontay Wilder won the WBC belt when he defeated Bermane Stiverne widely on the judges’ scorecards back in January 2015. He has since gone on to successfully defend his title seven times. The big-hitter from Alabama is undefeated with 40 victories as a professional, a staggering 39 of those wins coming by knockout.
Tyson Fury shocked the boxing world when he defeated heavyweight king Wladimir Klitschko in Germany in November 2015 to become the unified world heavyweight champion. After two and a half years out of the ring, Fury has come back and won his last two contests.
“This is one of the biggest fights in heavyweight boxing and I am delighted BBC 5 Live will be joining us in LA this week to deliver fantastic coverage to boxing fans of all the fight week build up and the big fight itself on Saturday night.” said Hall of Fame boxing promoter Frank Warren.
Ben Gallop, Head of BBC Radio and Digital Sport, said: “This clash between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder promises to be one of the most exciting boxing moments of the year. We’re delighted we have added this bout to our multi-event deal with Frank Warren and that we continue to bring our listeners the biggest fights. Our exclusive coverage on BBC Radio 5 Live and the BBC Sport website will ensure fans won’t miss a single blow.”
YARDE HAS landed himself a spot on the biggest night of boxing in 2018,
with the self-styled ‘Beast from the East’ set to fight on the huge
Deontay Wilder-Tyson Fury card at the Staples Center on December 1.|
The 17-0 (16KOs) WBO Intercontinental and European champion will have his 18th professional contest in Los Angeles on the undercard of the huge heavyweight collision between the WBC world champion and the unbeaten lineal champion of the division.
It will represent a second stint of Stateside experience for the explosive Yarde, following on from his 2016 venture to the AT&T Stadium in Texas where he bludgeoned Rayford Johnson in the first round on the night of Liam Smith’s defence of his WBO world super welterweight title against Saul Alvarez.
“I’ve experienced the fight scene in the USA before and it is something I cannot wait to sample it again,” commented Yarde. “To be a part of such a huge occasion really will be something else and it will only inspire me to create nights like this for myself in the future.
“These are the events you can only dream of being a part of and I would like to thank Frank (Warren) and my manager Tunde Ajayi for making it possible. I am looking forward to showcasing my talents to the American public and this sort of exposure can only help me for when the time is right for me to be challenging for and winning world titles.”
Tunde Ajayi added: “Myself and Anthony have worked tremendously hard and it is a privilege and honour to be involved in the biggest card in boxing, period.
“I just feel that it is a position we have both worked hard for and it just shows you that if you put one in you get one back and if you put two in you get two back. We’ve put a lot into the sport since before Anthony came into professional boxing and from that point to where we are now has been constant work.
“I just feel that his hard work warrants being involved on such a great card.”
|FURY REVEALS WILDER INSPIRED RETURN TO BOXING ON JOE ROGAN PODCAST|
Tyson Fury sat down with popular American
podcast host, stand-up comedian and MMA commentator Joe Rogan on
Thursday night. Fury gave an incredible insight into his life since his
triumphant victory against Wladimir Klitschko on Rogan’s extremely
popular podcast ‘The Joe Rogan Experience’ from his studio in LA.|
Fury’s mental health issues and road to recovery were explained in detail by the lineal heavyweight world champion in what was a deep and inspirational conversation with Rogan.
Tyson of course had time to speak about his upcoming opponent, America’s WBC world heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder.
The two giant athletes go toe-to-toe on December 1st at the Staples Centre, Los Angeles live on BT Sport Box Office.
Tyson told Rogan that he “hand-picked” Wilder as his opponent and explained how Wilder was a catalyst and motivation for his incredible comeback to the sport.
“I see this video of Deontay Wilder saying ‘Tyson Fury is finally done’.
“He did this video after seeing this photo of me being fat and said: ‘He’s finally finished and even if I did fight him in his heyday I’d have knocked him out’.”
The ‘Gypsy King’ also found offence in Wilder’s choice of words towards a heavyweight great; which happened to be about the boxer that Fury was named after.
“Before that, he was talking about Mike Tyson and how he’d knock him out in a round.
“And I thought to myself: ‘That’s very disrespectful to talk about someone who is not even in your era and all that sort of stuff’.
“So, I thought to myself: ‘If I ever do fight you I’m going to give it to you for that reason’.
“And then when I saw the other video of him saying I can’t come back he gave me that much more motivation to return just so I can beat Deontay Wilder.”
Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder have been back and forth with each other dating back to before Fury’s famous upset against Klitschko.
The rivalry between the pair has intensified since the announcement of the fight and participated in a feisty media tour which saw the heavyweights come-together on several occasions.
Fury made sure he had the opportunity to share his reason on why he defeats Wilder convincingly on December 1st when speaking to Rogan.
“Deontay Wilder is a one-trick pony.” stated Fury.
He continued; “I don’t need to do anything special to beat him. I just need to be myself. Deontay Wilder is looking for that one right hand all night.”
“It’s a good trick though!” joked Rogan, with Fury responding with “It’s a very good trick, but we all know what happens when that trick doesn’t land… you’ve lost!
“You need more than one punch to beat me. You’re going to need to set it up with footwork, speed, feints, movement and he doesn’t have any of that.”
“If I get hit by a swinging right hand, I deserve to get knocked out, it’s my fault, I want it to knock me out, I’d deserve knocking out!”
“If I let Wilder swing one of those wild punches, swinging from the back of the hall and it hits me and knocks me out, I’d say ‘Thank you very much for putting me out of my misery! God bless you Wilder!’
“Because obviously I can’t be the great fighter I think I am if I’m getting knocked out by swinging punches.”
To watch the stunning interview in full, visit the Joe Rogan Experience YouTube channel
Deontay Wilder puts his WBC world heavyweight title on the line against the lineal heavyweight world champion Tyson Fury in a clash between the undefeated giants on December 1st at the Staples Centre, LA, live on BT Sport Box Office.
Today in Stratford marked the first stop on the three-city media tour to officially launch the promotion of the heavyweight championship of the world contest between the lineal champion Tyson Fury and the WBC ruler Deontay Wilder, which will take place on December 1 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Fury v Wilder is live and exclusive on BT Sport Box Office, December 1st. For more info go to btsport.com/boxoffice
A little correction for you. I am no challenger to no man, I am the lineal heavyweight champion of the world. That means I am the best of the best, the elite champion. This is two champions colliding, I am challenging for nothing or nobody, this is equal rights champion vs champion.
I am savouring nothing here. The only thing I am savouring is smashing Deontay Wilder’s teeth in, that’s it. I’ve come here today and all the press has turned up, the world’s press is here – Showtime, BT Sport, UK and American press.
They are here to see the biggest fight of our generation between two undefeated giants. And boy are you going to get a fight. You are in for a real treat, don’t worry about that.
Because I am in the mood for no messing and no running around rings and dancing from nobody. There is not a 15st man on the planet that can beat Tyson Fury and I will stand and prove what I will do to this idiot. I will punch his face right in for him, not a problem, seven days a week and twice on a Sunday.
If we fought 30 times I’d win 30 times. That’s how confident I am of beating Deontay Wilder. No problem.
For all your knockout power, ten men in the ring on the night wouldn’t beat Tyson Fury.
I have looked into a killer’s eyes and I am looking at a pussy cat, not a killer.
It is very important for me to establish dominance. I say so many things in this sport, I say I am the best, I say I hit the hardest and that I am the baddest man on the planet. And I believe every word that I say.
When I say I’m going to knock a man down it comes to pass. So when it comes to Tyson Fury I am all about devastating knockouts, that’s what I do. There is no pressure on me to do anything because I know what I’m going to do.
You’ve just got to be there to witness it. He’s got two months to get ready and he has already lost a lot of weight and has to lose a little bit more. He knows he’s gonna get knocked out. He can hoop, he can holla, he can build himself up and build confidence.
He needs to meditate on his situation because he will feel pain he’s never felt before. I can’t wait, ya’ll know when it is time to come and see a Deontay Wilder fight and you’re only coming to see one thing, me knocking somebody out.
The 41st person to be knocked out is the man you are looking at right here.
It has been a long time since the heavyweight division has had two giants like this, two champions at the top of their game, at the top of their division wanting to fight one another and making it happen.
It is not rocket science making the fight and the young man to my left here (Shelly Finkel) spent a lot of time working on another fight with a guy from your country who didn’t want to fight. There was an opportunity when this man got back, cleared himself up and got into the shape he’s in, Shelly and Frank made this fight very quickly.
When two great champions want to fight, the fight happens and that is why December 1 is happening. When the Bronze Bomber fights the Gypsy King, the lineal champion fights the hardest punching heavyweight in the world, the WBC champion, we’re going to know then and there who the best heavyweight on the planet is, until proven otherwise.
The winner of this fight on December 1 will be the best heavyweight on the planet.
I have nothing but respect for the lineal champion who, when I was handling Klitschko, I did not think he had a chance. He proved me wrong. He is not going to prove me wrong twice and that will be shown on December 1 when Deontay takes care of business.
We didn’t pick the fight because we believe it is easy, we believe Tyson is the best out there. That is why we want to fight the best and only the best. We have nothing but respect because your countryman didn’t have the guts to step up like you do.
The fight is happening, contrary to what some people are saying, and it is the two best, the best because they are willing to step in the ring together. That is what great fighters do, the lineal champion fighting the WBC champion, both undefeated and we are going to see something special on December 1.
I think it will be a fight that nobody expects. This is not going to be cat and mouse; this is going to be a war. As soon as that bell goes we will have a war. I know what this man brings to the ring and he has a fighter’s mentality.
You are going to see a special heavyweight fight, the best for a long, long time
Do not miss it, as a boxing fan you want to see this and you can buy it on BT Box Office and Showtime in the States. It is a fight you cannot afford to miss.