Frank Warren insists only chance Deontay Wilder has to beat Tyson Fury in trilogy fight is to focus on speed – The Sun
DEONTAY WILDER has been told his only chance of beating Tyson Fury would be to work on speed.
The Bronze Bomber, 34, was dominated in Las Vegas last weekend as he surrendered his WBC heavyweight title to Gypsy King Fury.
Wilder was decked twice as he was punched all over the ring before the fight was stopped by his assistant trainer Mark Breland in round seven.
The beaten US star – who weighed in a career heaviest 16st 7lbs before the rematch – is adamant he will exercise his right to a third fight.
Fury’s promoter Frank Warren insisted the Bronze Bomber made a grave mistake by bulking up from from 15st 2lbs and believes his only chance for success in a trilogy bout is to lighten up.
Warren told The Telegraph: “I expected him to come in a bit lighter, for speed.
“He’d have to come in, get underneath Tyson’s jab, be really sharp and fast and let his shots flow. Tyson’s ramrod jab kept him on the back foot.”
After the loss Wilder insisted he would make “no excuses” before days later blaming the result on trainer Breland – who faces the sack for throwing in the towel – and amazingly his ring walk costume.
The Bronze Bomber argued his 40lb costume weakened his legs and affected his performance after wearing it for too long before and after his way to the ring.
But veteran promoter Warren dismissed the remarkable excuse and slammed the ungracious Wilder post-defeat.
He said: “He’s made some stupid statements, I think. I hoped he’d take the defeat as I think he should have done – with grace.
“All that nonsense about the costume was garbage.”
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