Mike Tyson has given his thoughts on Deontay Wilder's chances of shocking Tyson Fury in their trilogy bout next month – and he isn't expecting an upset.
Iron Mike, who is eyeing his own return to the ring of his own after drawing with Roy Jones Jr in November, has backed Fury to once again get the job done against his American foe.
Following their controversial draw back in December of 2018, the self-proclaimed Gypsy King put on a boxing clinic to demolish Wilder in February of 2020 and become a two-time world heavyweight champion.
While he eyes a unification bout against Anthony Joshua, Fury has been tipped to repeat that dominating performance and leave the career of the The Bronze Bomber in disarray.
Speaking on his Hotboxin podcast, Iron Mike told listeners: "No way, you know, Deontay Wilder has nothing to be sad about… I just think Tyson Fury has his number."
Having said of the recent plans to take on Joshua: “Listen, you know I love Joshua.
“But I really think this Tyson’s too elusive, he’s not gonna hit him.
“Listen, keeping it honest, I like Joshua a lot. Maybe he punches harder than Wilder, but he doesn’t punch faster than Wilder."
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Fury said of Wilder earlier this week: "I gave my game plan away the first time because he wasn't good enough to do anything about it, I'll do the same thing this time.
"Deontay Wilder is a one trick pony, he has one punch power, we all know that, great.
"What I'll do to him this time is run him over as if I'm an 18-wheeler and he's a human being, I guarantee you it does not go past where it did before.
"I've had 18 months of practicing what I'm gonna do to him. I want to get up to 300 pounds for this fight and I'm looking for the big knockout straight away."
With Wilder telling Sky Sports : "Not only is Fury in for a shock, but the whole world is. I'm looking forward to July 24, to show the greatness of me.
"Of course, Fury [was more hurt]. I gave him concussion. Didn't you see his eyes go back in the back of his head?
"Even under the circumstances that I was under, he can't even knock me out. I was alive and well, still standing on my feet, so he has a lot to worry about. Not me.
"Like I said, the truth shall set you free. This is retaliation."
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