Two boxing heavyweights Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury would be facing off each other on December 1 in Los Angeles for WBC World Title.
American boxer Wilder is the reigning champion of heavyweight accolade and has successfully defended his title for a period of nine years. His upcoming bout with Briton Tyson Fury has got boxing fans euphoric to witness two talented heavyweights battle for the title. Though Wilder has proved his valor inside the boxing ring time and again, there are some who still doubt his potential against the gifted Fury.
Amongst the camp is Paulie Malignaggi, a former professional boxer turned commentator. According to the American analyst, Wilder maybe in for a surprise in his upcoming bout against Fury, since the latter is known to be unpredictable inside the ring.
The upcoming brawl would mark the Briton’s third comeback fight, after his absence from the ring for two years.
Wilder, on the other hand, is again geared up to defend his accolade once more. However, Paulie Malignaggi insists that the fight is more titled in Gypsy King’s favor.
While discussing the possible outcome of the fight, this is what the American analyst had to say to Fight Hype,
“I don’t know how Wilder’s power translates when he’s punching up, instead of punching down. I don’t know that. I can’t tell you, I don’t know myself, I haven’t seen that. There are things I haven’t seen [with this fight].”
Where Paulie Malignaggi is a little skeptical about Wilder’s power inside the ring, English boxing manager and promoter Frank Warren thinks that Fury is blessed with amazing mental caliber that can help him surpass Deontay’s experience, enabling him to capture the gold again.
While talking to Boxing News, Warren said,
“Tyson’s very bright, Tyson’s very clever and I like Deontay, Deontay’s a really nice guy, I’ve got a lot of time for him as well. But Tyson from the press conference, in the mental stakes, he got the edge. He’s come away with the mental edge. For some fighters that’s important. It’s certainly important for Tyson, as he proved against Klitschko.”
Fury had the chance to face off Sefer Seferi and Francesco Pianeta this year, handing defeats to both his opponents. Facing off a fighter like Deontay has raised a lot of eyebrows, however, Warren views this as an opportunity to tap into the talented boxer’s potential. According to the British promoter,
“He’s happy as anything, he’s prepared. As much as he’s been out of the ring, this is the first time he’s had back to back fights before fighting for a world title. Before one of them he’d had one fight in 12 months.”
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