Deontay Wilder’s revenge on Tyson Fury will surprise the world but not his team, says co-manager Shelly Finkel | Boxing News
Deontay Wilder wanted the Tyson Fury fight “ more than anything ” and the U.S. team are confident they will avenge their knockout loss, co-manager Shelly Finkel said.
Fury has been ordered by an umpire to complete another WBC heavyweight title fight against Wilder, which is scheduled to take place in Las Vegas on July 24.
The undefeated British star stopped Wilder in the seventh round last February, but Finkel backed the Alabama man to challenge his skeptics in their third fight.
“It was just phenomenal. It was a great feeling.
Deontay Wilder “ thrilled ” with Tyson Fury’s decision and wants to derail Anthony Joshua’s fight, co-manager Shelly Finkel has said.
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“He [Wilder] it’s great mentally, ”said Finkel Sky Sports. “He wants this more than anything and he puts in the time and the training and whatever it takes to get it.
“If he can’t beat Fury like he’s planned to do now, then he just can’t beat the guy, but I believe he will. I’ve seen things before, and I’ve seen what it is now.
“I also remember there was only one time he was the underdog and that was the first [Bermane] Stiverne fought, he was disciplined and he did what he had to do. I think he just believed there was no way for Fury to beat him, and it upset his balance, I guess that’s the best way to put it.
“He had a lot of things he was thinking about. I think he shouldn’t have said them. He did, he meant them but now he’s over, ‘Okay, now I just have to prove it. I don’t. can’t speak, ‘and that’s what he’s going to do. “
Wilder had expressed his frustration to Fury on social media after being denied a fight at the end of the year.
“He just couldn’t believe it,” Finkel said. “It was his anger, so he hung around and said, ‘Look, let me focus on getting him in the ring and focusing on winning’, and that’s totally his. state of mind.
“He’s training harder for this fight. He’s been training since August, July, physically. Now he’s training tactically. It’s eight weeks after tomorrow, the fight. There’s no reason to talk, because no matter what anyone says, most people aren’t. I’m not going to believe it unless he proves it in the ring.
“He also has a lot of skills that he hasn’t shown recently. Like he says, ‘They need 12 rounds, I need two seconds,’ and I think you’ll see someone prepared for 12. towers. “
Fury had announced an undisputed world title fight against Anthony Joshua, set to take place in Saudi Arabia on August 14.
Wilder could instead set up a long-awaited showdown with Joshua to decide the world No.1, although Finkel insists the next fight with Fury matters even more.
“Without a doubt [Wilder can become world No 1]. Look, one wonders if he knocked out Fury the first time. A lot of people thought it was a longer account.
“I wouldn’t, if I were the referee [Jack Reiss]seeing this reversal, continued the fight. Okay, Fury did well, and he was fine. If Deontay had hit him with another big blow at that point, it might also have been really bad.
“He’s really capable. Again, no excuses, he wasn’t the Deontay we know in this second fight and we’ll be looking to surprise everyone. We’re not really surprised if that happens, but everyone else. world will and I honestly believe Deontay is going to stop it this time around.
“That would be the next obvious goal [undisputed fight with Joshua], but we can’t even think about it. We need to focus totally on this fight. This is what is in front of him. This is what is important and this is the goal of Deontay. Nothing will be greater than that, even if he then had to go on and defeat Joshua. This is the most important thing for him. “