‘Wilder believes he has to beat Fury in their third fight,’ says Warren
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Deontay Wilder is convinced that he can avenge his loss and beat Fury, says Frank Warren.
Wilder suffered an embarrassing and disheartening loss back in February when Tyson Fury outboxed the American to register a KO win over him.
Wilder would then trigger the rematch clause in their contract for a trilogy bout later this year.
Fury’s new promoter Frank Warren says that while the Bronze Bomber from Alabama has the opportunity to ‘prove everybody wrong’ in the trilogy fight, Warren does not believe he will.
Speaking to Sky Sports Boxing, Warren said:
‘I think Tyson has got Deontay’s number. I thought he won the first fight. Second fight he won it emphatically.’
“I don’t know what Deontay can bring that’s any different from the previous two fights.
‘He feels that he can. I know speaking to Shelly Finkel his manager, he’s very, very confident. He believes he’s got the beating of Tyson. That remains to be seen.’
Wilder insisted his ring-walk outfit, weighing 40lbs, tired his legs and contributed to his first career loss at the hands of Fury earlier this year but Warren has laughed that off.
‘Talk about excuses, Tyson in the first fight never came out with any excuses, never complained, which he should have done.
‘He never complained about the result. He never complained that he had to lose, over the course of six months, 11 stone in weight.
‘He didn’t complain that he had been inactive for a long period of time. He never complained about anything, just got on with it, and did what he had to do.
‘I’m a big fan of Deontay, but I thought he embarrassed himself with some of the excuses that he made.
‘You’re better off not saying anything. Just get on with it. Get to the rematch and prove everybody wrong. That will be his opportunity to do that. I hope he doesn’t.’