Deontay Wilder only needs five rounds to knock Tyson Fury out in their October bout, according to his trainer Malik Scott.
Scott claims the American is 10 times more focused ahead of the trilogy fight in Las Vegas and has been working 100 times harder in what he has described as ‘violent training camp’.
Scott also believes Fury has a ‘vulnerable’ fighting style that can be exploited by the Bronze Bomber – claiming the new and improved ‘Deontay would knock out the old Deontay in two rounds’.
Deontay Wilder (left) only needs five rounds to knock Tyson Fury out in their October bout, according to his trainer Malik Scott (right)
Fury and Wilder were set to meet for their trilogy fight last month but an outbreak of coronavirus in the Gypsy King’s camp delayed the contest until October 9.
Nevertheless, Scott has used the time to identify flaws in Fury’s fighting style ahead of the Las Vegas clash.
Scott told Sky Sports: ‘Fury fights with his hands down, at times with his chin up, at times he comes forwards, at times he is close with his hands down.
Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury will go head-to-head in the trilogy bout on October 9
‘He has been knocked down by guys who hit less hard than Deontay. He is very vulnerable. I’ve never seen Fury fight and say: ‘Wow he is unbeatable’. On his best day he looks good but still looks beatable.’
Scott also explained how Wilder had used the time to transform himself into a new and improved boxer following his defeat to Fury last February.
‘This Deontay would knock out the old Deontay in two rounds. He is 10 times more focused, training 100 times harder. It is a violent camp. His mentality is very violent.
‘This will be the best version of Deontay Wilder that you have ever seen. They underestimate his IQ. He is not some big, dumb guy who just throws a right hand.
‘There is method to his madness. Deontay’s IQ is very high. I watch him create, watch him put himself in position, set guys up into surgical traps. Deontay will knock Fury out inside of five rounds.’
Fury (right) won the second fight between the pair in February 2020 after the first was a draw
Wilder and Fury fought to a split draw (113-113, 115-111 Wilder, 114-112 Fury) in their first bout. The Bronze Bomber then suffered a seventh-round TKO loss to Fury in their rematch last February.
As a result, Wilder will be looking to get his revenge on the Gypsy King. However, the British boxer has previously said he is not worried about facing his rival once again.
‘I gave my game plan away the last time because he wasn’t good enough to do anything about it,’ Fury said at their press conference in June. ‘I’ll do the same thing this time.
‘Wilder is a one-trick pony. What I’ll do this time? I’ll run him over like I’m an 18-wheeler.
‘I guarantee he does not go past where he did before [the seventh round].’
Credit: Daily Mail